I fell on the pavement

I fell on the pavement

A Poem by Light

A poem with one lie and one truth

It was a beautiful day
When I was walking down the street

Oh, no clue how I could overlook some
Portruding stone front of my feet

But I did, and so I fell
And my cheek saw red

And my skin it stung
And it started to swell

Beauty is pain, yes,
because the mirror

Makes you want to claw out your face
With distress

Makes you want to drag a nail along freckles
Until all of them sting

Wouldn’t that be sad to do
such a horrid thing

That will leave a scar
But am I not worthy of being acknowledged 

For my fear, my pain, my suffering 
In war

And then?
Lie to cover up your trails!

But no lie will erase
The sight of blood under your nails

Beauty is pain, yes,
Because I fell, on the pavement

Not in this way should a girl live through
A permanent engravement

© 2023 Light

Author's Note

A very personal poem again. How lucky am I to have everything rhyme so easily. I hope that none of you have to deal with my weird situation ever. You can try to decipher this, but it’s all laid out for you quite literally.


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Added on May 12, 2023
Last Updated on May 12, 2023
Tags: Sad, violent, lie, lies, lying, truth, pavement, blood




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