A Poet's Pleeding

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Wrap me in parchment;
drown me in ink.
I want to last forever within' someones memory.

Coat me in acrylic;
lock away my poetry in attic drawers.
Leave little pieces of me behind closed doors.
I want to live forever within' someones memory.

Bathe me in words;
batter me with their meanings.
Let me, one day, escape their shackles,
but live forever within' someones memory.

Leave me now to my companions, my words.
Who with hollow solace I convey my fear.
Leave me to waste away my life behind my vise of a pen.
Is this my gift or my curse?
Let me live forever in someones memory.
Right now the ink stains of my fingers don't mean a thing.
Let me live forever within' someone's memory.





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NascentNovelist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2009 at 1:27 am
This is the most beautiful piece that I have ever read. I mean it. I really love it. I spend all of my time alone writing and I feel like it's all that I have. Thank you for sharing this, it's marvelous. Your choice of words is fantastic, I can't get enough.
 
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