Beautiful Things – Jamie Lynn Martin

I used to think that all things beautiful meant it never saw the inside of a devils heart.
Beautiful things aren’t singed with markings of his storm.
They don’t stitch their spine with caution tape,
beautiful things don’t cry.
I often cry,
but my tears are made of falling daggers gearing up for battle.
I always thought I could have been beautiful,
maybe if my insides weren’t filled with ash.
Your soul burned long before mine,
but I still carry it with me as a peaceful reminder of who I used to be.
Beautiful things were never meant to be conquered,
flag planted,
kissing scars under my skin.
Your sins were meant as tokens,
but the pain that paid the cost fell forcefully at my feet.
Your Savage embrace could never spare what’s left of me,
Yet I still hope for the day that what remains can somehow be reclaimed.
Maybe then,
I can be beautiful.


The writing of Indie Author, Jamie Lynn Martin, is as raw and diverse as the culture of her hometown, New Orleans, La. At age 7, Jamie began writing as a therapeutic outlet to express the emotions locked within. Even now she turns to ink for self-medicating. In addition to Jamie’s upcoming debut book of poetry and prose, her words have been featured in Cult Magazine, the We Will Not Be Silenced Anthology, and all across social media.

You can read more of Jamie Lynn’s writing on Facebook and Instagram

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Brave & Reckless and commented:

    Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen welcome Jamie Lynn Martin

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      Thank you!β™‘

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      Thank you!😍😍😍

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Jamie Lynn Martin brings a hope of beauty to Heretics, Lovers, And Madmen

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      Thank you so much!β™₯️😍

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      😍Thank You!β™₯️

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  3. W. Staley says:

    Absolute perfection β™₯οΈπŸ–€β™₯️

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      😍😍😍

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  4. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

    Thank you lovie!β™‘

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  5. Jack Neece says:

    This resonates so deeply with me. Beautiful and tragic. Well done, well done indeed.

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      Thank to so much!β™‘

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  6. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Welcome, Jamie! We’re fortunate to have you! ❀

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    1. Jamie Lynn Martin says:

      Thank you Kindra, I’m extremely honored to be here!β™‘

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      1. Kindra M. Austin says:

        ❀

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  7. HLR says:

    This is stunning, I love your style. Can’t wait to read more! ❀

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