Ashley Olson

Rookie (4-22-87 / Torrington, CT)

Another Scar

Poem by Ashley Olson

I close my eyes tightly
And bite down on my shirt
Knowing it's about to hurt
I breathe slower
Take a minute to relax
Then lift my sleeve up
Mark my arm
Then light an insent
Blow out the flame
Take a deep breathe
Then bring the hot ember to my arm
Start to make my mark
Halfway through I stop
Realizing my room smells like burning flesh
But I cant stop now
Keep going till i'm done
A couple of minutes pass
I put the insent down
Light up a newport
Then I think to myself
What did I just do?
Before I can answer myself
I smile and laugh at myself
What an idiot I'am
Oh well
Just another scar
A scar that represents me


Comments about Another Scar by Ashley Olson

  • Ana x (1/25/2007 12:40:00 PM)

    a great great poem
    loved it,10-10(Report)Reply

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  • Kris F (11/16/2005 8:20:00 AM)

    I really like it and enjoyed reading it: 'Oh well Just another scar' That really hit me as that is what they are scars and I think that way to. Its just another one on 'My Own body' they are my scars they repsent me.

    -Kris(Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Allen Vinal (11/11/2005 8:32:00 AM)

    Stark and powerful in its portrayal of youth.(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Nagy (11/11/2005 6:36:00 AM)

    It's very sad Ashley. So many young people are growing up with their bodies covered in scars from themselves. I wish there were an easy 'fix' to this growing problem. Take care. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 11, 2005