Life's Tattoos

Life's Tattoos

A Poem by dillonjensen
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I watched a video on YouTube that inspired me to write this. I found the idea of a tattoo coming from your life's story to be a great writing prompt.

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I was seven or eight when I first got stitches
Ten of them just before my right elbow
Seven or eight-year old me thought it was a good idea
To play Evel Knievel 
Whilst riding a bike down a ramp
The piece of tin down below had a different story to tell that day
When I was nine or ten I fell off my bike 
Landing on my right knee
Which left a pretty bad cut and scar after that
Around that same time
A school-age friend of mine jumped on a piece of fence
That was lying on the ground
We happened to be playing hide and seek 
That very piece of fence was up against my leg
And scraped it as he pressed his weight down
Leaving in its wake a stream of blood
And then again another scar
To this day the scars are visible
Some barely
But still there ever so slightly
Yet I remember the stories like they happened yesterday
Where life tattooed me
And the color of those tattoos are the stories behind the scars

@dillonleejensen

© 2017 dillonjensen


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