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The Clock Ticks

December 31, 2015
By bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
bruisedmemories ELITE, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When you're young, you can fly, but we trip on clouds 'cause we get too high" -The Band Perry (Song: Don't Let Me Be Lonely)
"Cause no matter what, you'll never be alone" -Lady Antebellum (Song: Compass)

My lungs are weak.

My mind is exhausted.


My lips kiss a glass bottle for breakfast

and I take medication for dinner

that's supposed to alter my mood.


My bones are brittle.

My hands are cold.


I'm running my fingers over scars

and purple bruises that are a result

of a coping mechanism and you.


My nails are blue.

My stomach is empty.


I'm neglecting to feed my body

as it growls and screams for a taste

of something other than famine.


My childhood is a blur.

My teenage years were psychotic.


I'm a living, intoxicated travesty

that is being drowned in an ocean

of salty tears and self-destruction.


I was doomed from the start

and doomed I shall always be.

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