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They say I’m beautiful
Because of the way my crystalline heart reflects light off its fractured surface

Well, that isn't a reflection
It’s rejection of the light because it’s all too much to handle
Throw myself away into the dark without even a candle
‘Cause I don’t want to recognize all the pain I’m in
Or realize the truth behind what I am or who I've been
And I tried to make things right but I just keep on making wrong
I never listened to the angel on my shoulder when she called
I count my tears like they’re experience
And my scars like they’re mysterious
And that’s a feeling I’ll remember –
Watching as you left
Watching as you ended what was meant to be forever
And I can see it in their eyes; everyone can empathize

So they say that I’m beautiful because they don’t know what else to say.

But if being broken is beautiful, then it’s the ugliest way...
Hey, you. 

Yeah, you. 

You're beautiful.
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Mialily333 Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

your beautiful, as is this poem

really inspiring(:

especially to me

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andripc Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful
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haphazardmelody Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is all absolutely perfect, even down to the rhyming. It starts out feeling like it's going to be cliche, and I suppose it kind of is with the word choice...but it's just so well done. Very heartfelt and relatable. And perfect, if I forgot to mention that part. :heart:
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Hong-Kong-Kitty Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can't help but smile after reading this. not to be redundant, but it's a beautiful poem :)
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Invoking Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That makes me glad :meow: Thank you.
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lilbrowgirl Jan 25, 2014  New member
If none of us were broken, no one would be beautiful because we would all be the same. Beautiful poem by the way! (:
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NuminousNocturne Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is the flaws, and the cracks, and the lessons we learn for pain that make us beautiful. Those of us that are broken yet still go on are beautiful for it. Well done. Very well done.
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UnknownEmotions Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoyed the rhyming scheme of this, this is a product of someone with pure talent! Way to go!
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Invoking Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for such flattering words. I definitely try my best!
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tomlilly79 Jan 22, 2014  New member Student Writer
your style of writing is incredibly inspiring
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