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The Marking Of Me

by dewey 

Posted: 22 February 2005
Word Count: 111
Summary: me getting a tattoo... I think a might be a little melodramatic.

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The buzzing of motor with burning hot pin,
the ink of the needle piecing my skin.
Injecting its payload inducing the pain,
tearing the skin and leaving its stain.
Violating my flesh; Vibrating the bone,
pressed into this chair all but alone.

Singing the needle, enjoying its chore
searing and tearing and leaving me sore.
The blood and the ink mixing to mark,
the warm and the black, the red and the dark.

The time it has passed, the flesh it is numb.
But what if it's true that tattooing is dumb.
I hope it's not crap I'll feel like a fool.

Nah! I have to admit, it looks pretty cool.

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goldenpath at 16:02 on 22 February 2005  Report this post
Had me wincing in that chair with you. Might have illustrated the scene if you had said how the tattoo took shape and it's final form, as an outward display of yourself? Painful but great


joanie at 18:48 on 22 February 2005  Report this post
Well, dewey, if I was teetering on the brink of indecision, that has put me right off! .... even if it does look cool.

Good one.


The Walrus at 19:09 on 22 February 2005  Report this post
How brave of you! Melodramatic? If it is, why not? Love the ending - an decisive affirmation! Am curious tho, what did you have done???

The Walrus

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