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I thread a vein out through a scalpel notch;
and use it as a ribbon to present my heart to you.
I cough a little spare blood. I didn't need it.
I lick the copper from my silenced subterfuge mouth
and it reminds me of the prostitution of my soul
as I pour myself over other men's empty hands
in the dying hope that someone might hold on.
I smear my wrist against a digital canvas and cry;
I give it all to you freely, and nothing in return.
You smile. I break. You hear but you don't listen;
you just throw another single penny for my thoughts.
I still love you though. Just some nights I get sad that you put me center stage and applaud when I weep. The reborn Lady Lazarus.

Inspired by my 100 theme challenge prompt "penny for your thoughts". Here I used it with the context that in England a penny is not much value (just in case people didn't know that I thought it was important for the poem).

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Kathryn O'Driscoll 2012


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Sithis666 Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy.. wow. This affected me more then i thought it would. This is... relateable. I feel for you i truly do, and i am sorry you felt/feel this way.. although i did bring out a lovely poem. I love it <3
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:tighthug: Thank you, so so much. :tighthug: 
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NearlyInvisibleMind Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing:clap:
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NearlyInvisibleMind Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome:frail:
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Story-of-a-Mind Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
There you go holding the darkest mirror in front of us. And it's true partially. You banish your pain on paper and we speak about how great it is. But know this: every "this is wonderful" goes out there actually meaning "you are wonderful" too. You are wonderful and we are amazed by the inner beauty and dignity you still manage to carry though all that pain.
 
And know this as well: My most favourite of your poems so far is none about breaking, but the one about getting up again: fav.me/d5q4q2v
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:tighthug: Thank you, thats so nice to hear. Sometimes I get upset. I know its stupid,
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Story-of-a-Mind Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: It's very human to have such thoughts. ;)
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Something Penny Lane might have written,ha. not bad.
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