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The Girl in the Red Dress

December 26, 2011
By raggedyanarchy PLATINUM, Jackson, Mississippi
raggedyanarchy PLATINUM, Jackson, Mississippi
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There is fire in your eyes,
and defiance is transcribed in
the wrought-iron tendrils of hair.
The blood of your dress is stained with new-found flames.

You are the one who will not watch the cartoons.
Your living eyes peer through
tear-streaked glass;
reeking of cigarettes and choices,
and separate them from your teeth.

you have no idea what you inspired.

The author's comments:
I wrote this for the Love 146 charity. Check out their website if you want the story behind my poem, because it's too long for me to recount here.

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