Etched Words In Ink (another messed up sonnet type thing)

by CJ Maleney   Nov 5, 2018


As the needles pierce and puncture skin,
Another name is added in.
The names of those I've lost and love,
Many reside with Gods above.
The criss cross letters on my arm,
Are born of love and not self harm.
To say I shall not deny or worse forget,
Through pain and ink my blood is let.
When body fails and mind turned to sludge,
I'll still read those names of love.
To remind me in those twilight times,
Your light is bright and shines with mine.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Paul Hirst

    Tattoos on our Souls
    Love it

  • 1 month ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Congratulations on a fantastic front page Craig - I did read this throughout the week but was so *ahem* tied up I didn't have time to comment.
    Take care x

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I'm sure I don't know what you mean lol.

      Thanks em x

  • 1 month ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on the win

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you.

      Hope all is well with you

      Regards

      Craig

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Love this Craig...permanently marking these names, shows on your arm, forever in your heart.

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      It's a work in progress Bren.

      I only came up with the idea recently. I have a phrase tattooed and came up with the idea of having names running through it. Not all have passed as my kids names will run through it too. When it's a little more complete it should look a little like a crossword lattice. X

  • 1 month ago

    by Rania Moallem

    How emotional and sweet. Indeed those we dearly love remain engraved in our mind and heart till eternity. Even death can't take them away. A very sincere write. Some lines were so neat; but this was my favorite:

    When body fails and mind turned to sludge,

    ^it was not cliche and you were creative in delivering your message in a new way.

    • 1 month ago

      by CJ Maleney

      My body will fail at some point. I do however hope my mind doesn't turn to sludge. Unfortunately I've seen it happen to so many in later years.

      Regards

      Craig

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