Amanda Grimes

Rookie (June 18 / Cleveland, Ohio)

Amanda Grimes Poems

1. Secrets 8/11/2006
2. Love 1/29/2011
3. To Be Young 1/29/2011
4. War 1/29/2011
5. Carry My Heart 2/23/2007
6. Boy Love 8/11/2006
7. Loss 5/26/2006
Best Poem of Amanda Grimes

Loss

Unattainable perfection
Highlighted flaws projected through a reflection
Glanced at through lowered eyes made heavy
With unanswered cries
Pleading for attention
Seeking redemption
Emotions seep through thin skin
Tightening the jaw making visible the tension
Which has taken residence within her
A body that betrayed her
Attention sought
Found in him
With their greeting
She loss the labels pure and innocent
Bestowing on him a gift she had yet to understand
In his wake she felt tainted used and self-hatred
Painfully aware of the absence of ...

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