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The Body MAG

December 5, 2008
By L.Neale BRONZE, Brighton, Other
L.Neale BRONZE, Brighton, Other
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Is a body unconscious a person still?
No mind is present to govern its deeds.
Does a body have dreams, or a fate to fulfill?
No way to feel it when it bleeds.
Can I be a human, too?
Maybe I’m not even real.
But I am flesh, through and through?
Scratch it up, then let it heal.
Or can a monster have a mind?
An evil thing, or weeping ghost.
Are living and breathing intertwined?
A being punished for its host.
With electrical thoughts, is it ever alive?
Just a skin, an empty shell.
Is the soul really needed for the body to thrive?
A carcass washed up on the shores of hell.

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on Sep. 27 2011 at 10:46 pm
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you've done well, a gift is definately what you have

on Aug. 24 2011 at 12:50 pm
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Oh wow that was amazing

on Jun. 16 2011 at 8:49 pm
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"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Hmmm, what an interesting question you've brought up, and so well worded as well.

on Jun. 9 2011 at 5:10 pm
PassionFruit SILVER, Templeton, California
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Good job, very thought-provoking. it's something a lot of us have speculated about, elegantly put into piercing words. Something that impacts the reader and lkeaves them with something to truly ponder. I love it!!!

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on Jun. 3 2011 at 11:42 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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i luv it...5/5

on May. 31 2011 at 10:03 pm
Kaleighgirl97 SILVER, Lawson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"When the rich wage war its the poor who die."

- Jean-Paul Sartre.

Best ever! Love your thought process.

on Apr. 26 2011 at 11:33 am
ArabQuest SILVER, Alexandria, Virginia
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Awesome poem! :P

on Apr. 4 2011 at 9:09 pm
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that was awesome

whatever25 said...
on Mar. 30 2011 at 7:58 am
This is a really good poem, very thought out! :)

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very thought provoking... good work!

on Feb. 26 2011 at 9:22 am
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This is amazing! I like how you asked a lot of rhetorical questions-it really makes one think while reading.

on Feb. 22 2011 at 5:20 pm
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This is exellent!Inspiring and thoughtful...

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on Feb. 21 2011 at 6:04 pm
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Great poem it really makes you think what living really is

on Feb. 13 2011 at 2:58 pm
mandaloreP GOLD, Forked River, New Jersey
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interesting and beautiful

on Feb. 4 2011 at 8:04 am
Persona_Rae BRONZE, Jackson, Mississippi
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I love it too...if only my work would get "submitted" on here

Drox said...
on Jan. 23 2011 at 12:54 pm
So deep and preciouse as if saying your monsterous soul wants to change. Bravo 5 stars i love it

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on Jan. 13 2011 at 8:42 pm
Wow. That's really beautiful.

on Jan. 13 2011 at 6:32 pm
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I’m still that girl who falls when she runs, Getting back up, because falling is fun.

epic :D  

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