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A Whole New Kind of Beauty   Poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron)
A warsailor talks about aspects of beauty.
Posted: 05/29/12      [2 Comments] ~ 111 words.
 

When I was a girl,
I had smooth tanned skin,
long straight legs,
and a pretty face.

Now I'm a woman
and a warsailor,
my body marked
with many victories.

The soldierfish
have written their lines
across my cheeks
and down my shins.

I have speared them,
and skinned them,
and cut the flesh
from their bones.

I have pried loose
their armor for my boots.
I have feasted my family
on sea steaks and caviar.

I have whittled the
jawbones into jewelry,
scrimshawed bracelets
and dangling earrings.

When the men who are
warsailors look at me now,
they see in my scars and finery
a whole new kind of beauty.

Author's Notes

This poem came from the May 2012 Muse Fusion. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Haunted_blood. It can be sponsored for $7.50 or 8 Torn World credits.

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