Black Scar


It leaves a black stain

Where the needle grazed my skin

Marking a moment of impulse and rebellion

When my body wanted to hurt

But my mind wanted to heal

So i compromised

Leaving a black scar in my wake

A symbol thats meaning will be forgotten

When all it reminds me of is my adolescence

When 10 years from now i'm looking in the mirror

Wondering why i even did it

Unless by then its faded

For the ink i used was cheap

Like the memories it made

And all the disappearing mark will symbolize

Is the time i wanted to feel pain

But see beauty

So i compromised

By tattooing a black X on my hip


This poem is about: 


Annette M Velasquez

Interesting topic and an innovative style... You have a way with how you use language. The tone and " flow" in reading this poem is smooth, there are good descriptions and word choices. Well- crafted!


thank you! i appreciate the feedback: )

Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741