I once had a friend,                       

That friend was 5 stories in 1

She was light brown

With slight curves

But her tips were sharp

From the outside she was prickly

Anything that touched her got hurt and pushed away

So before I got hurt, almost too fast i asked

“What’s your story?”

And without even talking she held out her arms


Each arm represented a story

Each spike a tear

Each dark spot a dream gone wrong

But I saw the grooves

Before i saw the pain

I looked how bright her center was

And said…

“You used to be happy”

I finally understood

The 5 stories

Though i understood i didn’t know

Maybe it was a lover

Or a friend

A mother, a brother

Man, I don’t know

But i do know each arm

It represented a story of how she been let down

So she grew her spikes to hide her nice

The pointy edges to hide the smoothness

Those arms are stories

They changed who she is

Makes her always feel the need to have her guard up

When people look at her

They see the pointy,spiky,prickly,peachy

Starfish that she is

But i see what she was before those cover ups

Before those five stories

But i still wonder

“Who did you wrong?”

“Why do you feel the need to still be so sharp?’

“What’s your story?”…






CC BY-SA 4.0 A Story to Be Told by Ajonea is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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  1. Autumn 2 years ago

    I love your poem! It is really unique and I could really picture this girl you were writing about. You’ve left me now wanting to know what did this girl wrong and what made her so sharp?

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