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The Music Within

Tattooed On My Skin

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
The Music Within
Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash

My skin bares the proof - more than lived, I’ve survived

Invisible ink tells the tale

A mother, lover, and wanderer through life

A woman with stories for sale

Wounds of the broken with victorious hearts

Memories, carried, like badges of honor

Proud of my endeavors, and broken parts

Setting me apart from all of the others

I sing a song with every breath, the universe in tune, sings along

The tempo building - a unique symphony

And returns to me - a new song

Soundtracks of my life - play in perfect harmony

Tattooing my heart with its treasures

Giving me more than the passage in front of me

Granting a lifetime of pleasure

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Cathy holmes2 years ago

    Great poem with wonderful flow that tells a story. Well done.

  • This is beautiful and could be about every woman. Well done Kelli.

  • Excellent poetry. Great use of symbolism and each word and line flows perfectly into the next. Very well done.

  • Great poem!

  • Adlyne Faith2 years ago

    'My skin bares the proof - more than lived, I’ve survived' My favorite so far. Every time I look at myself in the mirror, the scars unseen is what reminds me that I have survived. Great job!

  • Babs Iverson2 years ago

    Outstanding, loving the music within!!!

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