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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 Jan. 26 2010 at 7:16 pm
Marigold BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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shit son, this is fantastic. took my breath away. what talent.

the kool said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 10:25 am
i loved it because ive thought about the same things you have my favorite thing was the last verse i was flabergasted.

blah_blah said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 10:23 am
no comment

on Jan. 13 2010 at 7:46 am
i really enjoyed this poem because it really takes affect in me to realize what or if we really are human, sometimes i think that we are not just some animals who want attention.

on Jan. 4 2010 at 3:02 pm
bamboom212 PLATINUM, Chestnut Ridge, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The truth with a bad intent, is worse than any lie you can ever invent."
"You are smarter than you think. You are stronger than you look. You are braver than you feel."

1 word: whoa.

on Jan. 3 2010 at 6:23 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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i've thought about this as well :)

on Nov. 25 2009 at 5:55 pm
Kaylamic SILVER, Glenbeulah, Wisconsin
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I really like it, its amazing!!!

on Nov. 21 2009 at 1:06 am
lindseymarie SILVER, Richfield, Minnesota
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I love this.

It's something I've wondered about as well.

Good work. Keep it up.

on Nov. 7 2009 at 11:11 am
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
24 articles 16 photos 644 comments

Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

Ooo vry interesting! I like:) u should check out some of my work:)

on Jun. 12 2009 at 5:02 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very good and amazing! I like the rhyme scheme you use: abab cdcd....its captivating. Great job!

on May. 31 2009 at 9:10 pm
JasonsBaby GOLD, Spencer, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
when i get mad i tend to tell people to "go suck a fart"

that was good but it needs a little work to make it complete

on May. 17 2009 at 10:04 pm
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
6 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

incredible. I touched the poem. I could see it. Great detail... im extatic

on May. 16 2009 at 3:28 am SILVER, Scottsville, Kentucky
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wow. that was twisted but true. you put my mind's constant trail of thought into absolutely awesome words. great job. :)

on May. 14 2009 at 10:36 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

WOW! This is something i wonder a lot but can never get it into words... you have a true gift. And the way it fits together without all the confusion mixed in... amazing.

DoLL_F@C3 said...
on May. 8 2009 at 9:33 pm
DoLL_F@C3, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:

good work

jo-jo GOLD said...
on May. 8 2009 at 8:16 pm
jo-jo GOLD, Hammond, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
They cant scare me if i scare them first

Wow! u realy have skills

Mo said...
on May. 1 2009 at 2:26 am That's all I can say. My breath caught with the last words.

on Apr. 21 2009 at 11:28 pm
wow. deep.

on Apr. 21 2009 at 8:00 pm
Te-Roy-Say BRONZE, Apopka, Florida
2 articles 1 photo 7 comments
Wow! This has got to be one of the best poems I've ever read. You write how I write! Let me guess, you started out with one Idea, and ended with Another? I understand what you are trying to say (I think) like, Is our Body REALLY apart of who we are as people? Personality wise? But without a Body, there would be no person...No Idea of us as people. The Vision would be pointless...

(Sorry, getting into it a little to much! lolz)

Keep up your writings! I am looking Forward to more writing from you!

on Mar. 24 2009 at 11:22 pm
EmilyRose. BRONZE, West Chazy, New York
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wow, this poem is really spectacular. it made me think and i enjoyed this piece. you just made my day. keep up the good work!! =]