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he told me he played tic-tac-toe on his arm
with a razorblade once
and showed me the scars to prove it

i grazed my fingers over his forearm
marked with faint white lines
that made me scared i would lose him someday

and i thought back to that one time
when he was drunk and i could hear
the urgency in his voice as he stood on a ledge

but all i could feel was his heart beating faster then
when i touched the stories permanently inscribed 
in his skin

and his left hand tracing the outline of my jaw
and even the tickle of his eyelashes against my cheek
as we sat in the backseat of his nissan.
have any of you ever been afraid for someone you loved?
i know, i hate cliché poetry about self-harm as much as the next person, but.. i don't know. this moment has just been playing in my mind nonstop since it happened.

i don't know why, but i couldn't help but love him more when i kissed his scars.
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PrfectShadeOfDrkBlu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can relate soo much to this....

nice one =)
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Writer
thanks :)
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KKBossa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh Little story for ya :) A few days ago I was in suffolk visiting my uncle. The internet connection is bad there, so I was using my mum's iPad to try and check my mail on DA (which I never managed since it took an hour just to load DA) As I was logging in I saw a deviation that caught my eye. Since the page went blank I only got a few seconds to see what was wrote and I only saw the first few lines, but I remember being struck by what I saw and the title. It reminded me of something, though I can't quite remember what...
But anyway I memorized what I could. Which was the name, the first line and the section it was in. So I remembered: butterfly kisses, he told me he played tic-tac-toe on his arm and free verse.

Honest to god, true story.

:) Saw this when I was logging in and it really struck me. I remembered all this time and here I am reading it properly. Your words are sad, but special and pretty. If that makes any sense. I'm glad I saw this. :)
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
wow, it really means a lot that you took the time to find my piece after such a short glance :) i'm honored!
thank you so very much :heart:
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KKBossa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I thought it was awesome that it struck me like that. :)
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Writer
you and me both :)
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KKBossa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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KKBossa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Little story for ya :) Two days ago I was in suffolk visiting my uncle. The internet connection is bad there, so I was using my mum's iPad to try and check my mail on DA (which I never managed since it took an hour just to load DA) As I was logging in I saw a deviation that caught my eye. Since the page went blank I only got a few seconds to see what was wrote and I only saw the first few lines, but I remember being struck by what I saw and the title. It reminded me of something, though I can't quite remember what... But anyway I memorized what I could. Which was the name, the first line and the section it was in. So I remembered: butterfly kisses, he told me he played tic-tac-toe on his arm,
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CrystalTearz55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
thank you :)
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CrystalTearz55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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HinPink Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful :) keep it up
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
thank you so much!
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HinPink Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Writer
You're very welcome :)
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starlightworld Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Writer
this doesn't feel cliche to me. it feels too real. keep writing :)
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
thanks! :)
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zezioxon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm sure a lot of people have been there, but so have I and it may never go away after the feeling sank in. But nonetheless, this is very beautiful; I think that people think that when I use things like that in writing it may be a little cheesy, but I don't think that at all, and neither should you. You're a very gifted writer from what I see.
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
thank you very much! it means a lot :)
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zezioxon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome =)
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slyBlackCat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a feeling i know very well and i cant get rid of it either. And its not cliche its romantic and beautiful
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
you think so? thank you :)
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slyBlackCat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes yes i do and np
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phoenixonfire487 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
It's sad, but yet so true. I think this really hits home when you think about the people/persons you love.
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
yeah. i wish things like this didn't happen.
thank you so much!
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ShailoX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
This... it's beautiful. Enough said. Truly.
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
thank you very much!
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ShailoX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
You're most welcome!
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Favoriting <3
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
thank you very much! much appreciated :) :heart:
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Your welcome :D
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Lunausa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
written beautifully about accepting old scars, not cliche at all. this is a completely different love poem to the cliche ones, you shall be a writer that i shall be watching very carefully, can't wait to see some more of your work!!
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
thank you so much! :)
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Lunausa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
no thank you! :D
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FashionFoxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
beautifully written, syddy :iconbigheartplz:
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
thanks, libby~
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FashionFoxx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
anytime :hug:
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animecraz901 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
i can't spell
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
neither can most, don't worry~
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animecraz901 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
alright thanks
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animecraz901 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
i love this poam
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
thank you! :love:
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animecraz901 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
your welcome
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bluerabbit101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
But the real question is you have discontinued the action mentioned in your poem, correct?
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
it wasn't my action, it was his. but yes, he has discontinued the action, though the stanza about suicide was a recent occurrence.
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Mimi1000 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
No, I don't think this is cliché. I find it to be something I can relate to.
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
then i'm glad i was able to hit home with my readers, i guess :)
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't help but have the song of the same name stuck in my head as I read this.
And I think it adds a little more depth to this poem. I really like it. :heart:
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snow-angels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Writer
hmm, never heard it. who is it by?
thank you very much :heart:
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MidnightDash23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Nice writing very relative and expressive.

Sincerely,
Darkys Black
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