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I love the way life leaves its mark on our bodies.

Every laugh and smile etched in the crinkles around your eyes and mouth;
Those tan-lines the time you forgot about sunscreen
Because you were so hell-bent on reaching that mountain peak
Or when you just became lost in the gentle lap of waves at the shore;
The scars you got skateboarding in the park at summer dusk
Or when life became pain and it was your only release.

Our bodies are a record of our memories and experiences
They are our travel journals and emotional diaries
Our delicate armour to the elements.

And no matter its colour, its stature, if it's not quite intact
If you sometimes think it takes up too much space, or if it has pointy corners
Your body is the vessel for your soul, and every wonderful facet of who you are
Sparkles from the surface of your skin.
Skin that may grow to be wrinkled, tanned, scarred, well lived-in
Although not always embraced by you the way that others embrace it.

But do.

Take the time to explore the shell that holds you together
Run your fingertips along those memories
Absorb it all with your hands and love it dearly.

After all, it's all for you.
First bit of creativity that's come out of me in a while! :love:

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Larathain's avatar
You know what I find distasteful? When someone takes another's art, adds a copyright to it, and claims it as their own. It is an utterly pathetic practice and beyond shameless. Only a true empty vessel lacking any semblance of a soul would steal another poets art. Don't you agree?
Infinite-Nebula's avatar
Lovely poem, honestly. It made me think of all my scars and the stories that come with them, how stupid I was when I got them, how cool I must have looked with an injury, and most of all, the good times I will forever remember because of my scars. :3
paleosaur's avatar
Awe!
This is nice.  Beautiful job!
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks ever so much for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :love:
Also, AWESOME name and avatar.
paleosaur's avatar
You're so welcome! 
Thank you. That means a lot!
I love your avatar and name too.
I saw you're ID too, you're so beautiful. Love ;) (Wink) 
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Cool7days's avatar
You touched mah feels! :iconcryforeverplz:
You're so talented!
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
This means a lot!! Thank you ♥
KingHelios33's avatar
I'm crying because that was so beautiful. :happycry: This is so nice and everthing about it is so true. I love it! :heart:
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks so much for reading it Celina, that means a lot!! ♥
KingHelios33's avatar
It's no problem, Kezzi :3
The-Lost-Hope's avatar
This is beautiful. Really touched a place in my heart with this. Well done.
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks very much indeed, it means a lot to hear that ♥
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EllyGirl2809's avatar
Beautiful poem Big happycry 
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks very much! c:
EllyGirl2809's avatar
You're very welcome :D
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:iconaparazita-r::iconsquirrelflight-77:Your artwork has been graciously featured in Titans Genuine Literature feature ,stay wonderful!Hug:iconsquirrelflight-77::iconaparazita-r:
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Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks ever so much! I really appreciate it :huggle:
Purtixo's avatar
Beautiful! Very interesting concept, too. 
Kezzi-Rose's avatar
Thanks very much, happy you liked it! ♥
Dizzi12's avatar
It's amazing I love it la in love 
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