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Author Name: FreeaRomnceHasFallen 1 Comments
Date Added: August 17, 2013 23:08:20 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Rants/Venting Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Black Boxes
Scratching at my door 
Fed and bathed but unmoved 
Greener pastures on concrete
Never smelled so sweet 

Who made me the killjoy?
Your mouth is an offense 
The criminals are above us
Set to drop their wing tips

He's sad, but he's complacent
Something money can't buy 
Such explains the apathy 
There's no price on shame 

Forgive my inadequacy 
Ye of unlimited means 
Suppose a limit showed up
Made you look in his eyes

You could collect the tears 
Create a new industry 
Never thanked for the privilege
Never heard from again

But he'd invite you all in 
If only crates turned your head
Alas, a fitting decor
For such vapid folk 

Fear not the trembling hand
It's only out for despair
Your hands are stained with blood
And painted over green
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Comment By: FreeJessica Ruth Myr on August 19, 2013 07:59:14 PM Report
I think the imagery is really vivid in this, if the subject matter is conversely a little opaque.  Very tight phrasing makes the impact strong regardless.




 


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