Numbness

Empty

Still

No feelings

Inside, out

Fake face

Weak smile

Pretending joy

Happiness

Yet not

Zero emotions

Emotionless

Indescribable

Unpleasantness

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Callow

Greasers, Socials

Constantly at odds

Popular, unpopular

In-crowd, out-crowd

Athletes, non-athletes

Generation

After generation

 

Polar opposites

Lower class

South side

Upper class

North side

 

Why fight?

Rumble?

Any fairness?

Anything to prove?

Authority?

Common ground?

 

Really different?

Or not?

Blinded

Of Prejudice, Pride

Criticizes differences

 

Never, ever

Owns it

Never, ever

Apologizes

Never, ever

Learns, matures

Sweet Nature

Tension, anxieties

Stress sky high

Step, by step

Tweet, tweet

Subtle, soft

Closer

Even closer

Swoosh!

Winds blow

Gong, gong

Tweet, tweet

Swish, swish

Sweet melodies

Washes, dissolves

Troubles

Relaxes, soothes

Calms, peace

Tranquility

Gong, gong

Tweet, tweet

Gong, tweet

Strict Traditions

Generation to generation

Passed down

Great pride

Tradition

Severe, strong

Tough duties

Fulfill

To no end

Despite one’s needs

Family’s desires

No meddling

Prideful, arrogant

Prejudice

Strong-willed

Head strong

Blood strong

Pulled along

Masked, numbed

Bites tongue

Fulfilling duties

Beliefs, customs

Insecure

Poker face

Sweet person

Hides insecurities

Pushes through

Thick & thin

Deep breaths

In, out

Heavily

Loosens muscles

Yet not inside

 

Mask, hard worker

Good deeds shelters

Hides true self

Emptiness, loneliness

Uncertainty

 

Deep breaths

In, out

In, out

Just breathe

Let it go

Breathes, yet scared

 

Still holds in

Scared of unknown

Scared of rejection

Slowly breaks

Yearns warmth

Heart yearns

Inside yearns

Tries, fights

Life Partner (True Love)

Brings warmth
Great affection
Happiness
Eternal joy
Brightens day
Reverses frown
Depression, loneliness
Washed away
Complimented
Feelin’ wanted
Desired, loved
One’s love
Someone to live for
Covering another
In all ways
Eternal sweetness
Sweet kisses
Completed
Full of life
Floats like a cloud
Never ending
Forever eternal
Love

Tattoo Artists

Foreseen as outcasts
Criminals
Bad influence
Ink designs
All over
Head to toe
Sleeve to sleeve
Misunderstood
Creators, designers
Beautiful artistry
Sketches transformed
To art
Expressions
Revealed, shown
To the world
Shares stories
Experiences, emotions
Through art
Art intimating life
Talented artists