she's grown a thick skin
believing like leather
keeps in the sin
shields from the weather

and all of her shades and razor blades  
return to roost with different names
hatred,  hates us and ugly, upset
nothing cuts, stings or stains like regret

the vicious, the victims, had their reasons
for falling like leaves before their seasons
now all of those names and rains of disdain
flood her cellars spinning pool of pain

she's grown a thick skin
believing like leather
keeps in the sin
shields from the weather


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dahlusion commented on skin


This is spot on in its emptying of emotions across the page; you are talented in expressing the pain of others for those who cannot. Bravo, Crush! Keep writing my friend.

cheronld commented on skin


I relate to this poem on a personal level.....quite the glimpse....



It’s such a dark poem that IS left up to interpretation. However, I wrote it in support of battered, yet strong women. I miss you, Chernonld! 😊

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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Crush’s Poems (59)

Title Comments
Title Comments
carried off by owls 1
Santa Claus Is Coming Around 1
skin 2
the midnight girl 1
hold 1
here 0
the other 1
flashback 1
violent pretty 1
the people in the attic 1
the ride 1
my nightmares are awake 1
no bugs 6
waiting 3
welcome 5
a fetus in a clear bowling ball 6
crows feet 7
rats 5
the mobster 4
perfect 6
jumper 5
lady godiva 3
malaise 3
pirate 4
flight on time 3
fear of falling 4
unfinished crow ? 5
touch ( aka, am i made of summer ) 8
elephant 5
cancer 8
skyline 5
st. saviour 2
satellites 4
were you waiting for me ? 10
snapshot 5
fists 12
lauren 17
insomnia 18
ceremony 12
mother 14
ash 27
the june bug 15
low 19
thorns 10
paralyzed 9
mr. sparkle 15
dresses 15
glass 13
cemetaries 18
throe 18
if i fell in love 27
pills 22
off black 20
mannequin 22
umbrage 12
sick boy 12
kelly has a big head 21
unfairly fairy 26