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The Unraveling Scarf

September 1, 2009
By kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments

Dark alleys make me shiver
Quite cold to the marrow
At these thoughts I quiver
And shudder in the snow

All I have is a scarf
That is scraggly and black
Thin as paper, wispy as leaves
I found it in The Sack

The Sack is full of things that you desire
But they are truly things you despise
I needed love, I needed warmth
This scarf is all lies

I wrap it around my frostbitten body
Only making it more uncomfortable to bear
I just cannot let it go
My heart would freeze, I would not dare

So tightly it was wrapped
That I almost lose my breath
Once it started tearing
I began mourning for my death

All of a sudden, it ripped
And I fell into soft grass
I inhaled the savoring smells
Not of poisonous, choking gas

Then my eyes slowly opened
The sun burning seeped through my skin
I gasped at the beauty of truth
And smiled deep within

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This article has 13 comments.

on Dec. 14 2021 at 1:30 pm
Johniousmatthewthethird, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Great poem, keep up the great work!

on Dec. 13 2021 at 4:03 pm
Savannahk946 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Poetry is not meant to be read with the eyes but to be read with an elegant soul. Not to be thought about with your head but with a powerful heart.
- Savannah Kealey


on Jul. 7 2019 at 11:04 am
Bella_Queen DIAMOND, Plymouth, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
-Walt Whitman

Beautiful....Just beautiful.

on Apr. 28 2019 at 2:44 pm
Giuliawrites GOLD, Muscat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
»"Everything that happens, you write it," he said.
"Everything I write happens" was the answer. »
The Neverending story,
Michael Ende

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on Apr. 28 2019 at 11:41 am
m1na GOLD, Olympia, Washington
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on Dec. 28 2010 at 12:14 pm
sany.lastflame PLATINUM, Frederick, Colorado
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Wonderful work! Loved it!

on Jan. 7 2010 at 6:37 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments
thank you!

on Jan. 7 2010 at 4:56 am
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Beautiful. :)

on Sep. 8 2009 at 9:20 pm
I thought it was good, as you're work always is...but it was a little too dark for me. I really don't like the cold so iIfelt kinda blah. That's ok though because this poem irked some emotion in me, which is a really good thing.

on Sep. 8 2009 at 2:11 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
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Awe, it is beautiful! I love it ^_^ it was nicely written, in a heartwarming way. Great job. Oh, and thank you for commenting on my article, "Quelle est la moyenne de l'Amérique d'aujourd'hui?

on Sep. 7 2009 at 6:26 pm
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

that was a really nice and beautifuly written poem. I think the scarf can mean something differnt to everybody. Great work.

on Sep. 4 2009 at 10:00 pm
MeghanMichelle GOLD, Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Wonderful poem. You are a great writer =]

on Sep. 2 2009 at 5:11 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

lovvvve this!! the scarf was like a security blanket. your comfort. :)