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Black lines running down my arm,
Spelling out one simple word: LOVE.
What does it mean?  And for what cause?
How can any sort of writing make a change?
How can I make anyone see this little word I have written here,
On display for all to see?

There is a cause, a fight that we all must strive to fight,
Yet no one cares to see.
People all just turn their heads,
And try to say it's all okay.
They don't even want to see,
The terrible battles we fight every day.

I don't know if they will ever end,
If there will ever be a way to resolve this pain.
So many people have been affected,
And so many more have not realized it is their time.
I can see everything falling apart around me,
Feeling each person's suffering as sure as if it were inside my own skin.

This fading ink symbolizes all that I take up,
Shows that I believe so firmly in my cause,
I mean to help those that cannot help themselves;
I want to show the world how much we can hurt ourselves if left unchecked.
I stand proud, I stand firm,
I will always show my support:

To Write Love on Her Arms.
Suicide Prevention Week was last week, so I commemorated it by writing love on my arm.
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Mercy-is-Crying Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I thought Suicide Prevention week was May 20-26th...?

Oh, well. Can never spread awareness too much! *hugs*
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plathfan910 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Writer
I really have no idea... There are so many different dates out there... I honour it in the fall, but maybe it's in May...

And I agree with you there. Never can spread too much awareness (accept if other people have an opinion)
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Mercy-is-Crying Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Okay, well, I'll celebrate it both times, then.

Yes! Everyone needs to know that this is a problem that can be solved, you can go on living, and you can live happily :)
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plathfan910 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Writer
Amen!
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Mercy-is-Crying Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
:)
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jadesfires Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Writer
TWLOHA is such a fantastic group, and they are doing great things for beautiful people. I love seeing things like this supporting such great groups like them on dA. I commend you for publicly supporting them!
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plathfan910 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Writer
They are a great group, and I love supporting them in anyway I can. Too bad if people think I'm weird; I am going to support what I want to, and no one can tell me differently, especially since their cause hits so close to home. By the way, I invite you to join my new group #LoveDACounseling; we would love to have you!!
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Ctenophore Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
interesting poem. I think the most powerful parts of this poem are the questions in the first stanza -- "...And for what cause? / How can any sort of writing make a change?" It works for both the word on the arm, the poem itself, poetry and writing in and of itself -- asking a question allows the reader to move through the crevasses of their own mind and make their own conclusions, and sometimes that can be very powerful!

"This fading ink symbolizes all that I take up," -- the imagery here works well in order to sort of hammer in your point, the notion that it's a tattoo of sorts, but at the same time the idea of its impermanence, a feeling that will indeed pass.

I just want you to know that you're not alone. You'll be in my thoughts. Keep writing :)
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plathfan910 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Writer
Thank you so much!!! That really means a lot to me that you say all that. I love that someone likes my poem so much to say all of those things. Thank you so much, I really appreciate that.
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Ctenophore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
you are very welcome :)
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