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Behind These Brown Eyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   On the outside

it may seem

I can handle everything

that comes my way.



But behind

these brown eyes

are bronze file cabinets,

cast into concrete walls

woven with chicken wire.

My mind has locked them,

with a skeleton key, which

fear conceals like

silence hides an opinion;

no one knows

I've put chains on my emotions. I've

locked them behind bars

like an axe murderer

waiting for the electric chair.



A dictatorship rules

behind these brown eyes.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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EmiliePhillippi said...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm
This is totally really amazing! I absolutely love metaphors and this is a great extended metaphor. Good job putting a lot of imagery in there also.
 
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