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The Tattoo

Drag the piercing needle under my tender flesh and across my bones
The tones of the artist's magic needle, music to my ears  
I have no fears sitting in his throne to create a master piece  
Waiting and anticipating to see my glorious art of ink  
Red for my jealousy  
Of the buzzing needle that's totally mesmerizing to me  
Black for my fury  
Bottled in my heart and in my dreams  
and hidden behind a lifeless smile  
Blue for my trials by night and weary of tribulations of life  
The tortured air of loneliness surrounds me and brings tears  
Hidden, all hidden from the world for fears of scrutinized opinions  
And oh so many shades in between  
Map out and mark my journey the path of coals I have ran from  
With your needle carve lines dark and deep  
For pain and I are old acquainted friends  
Draw the wings and etch the flames  
Bring freedom from this tortured soul  
Dark and bound by a chain I can't escape  
For Iam smothering in my pain alone in darkness  
And no chance for perpetual blissfulness
darkestdesires
Written by darkestdesires
Published | Edited 26th Nov 2012
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