Why Does It Hurt?

January 8, 2009
By Emily Stueven, Mequon, WI

the fake girl at school who
burns your flesh with her eyes
the precious friends who
drip vodka down your throat
the beloved boy who
juggles your heart in his hands
the youngest daughter who
tucks herself into bed at night
the homeless man who
takes your money to feed his addiction
the parents who
lock you from the world outside
the husband who
dreams of his body on another
the preteen who
tortures herself to be someone she’s not



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just-me!!! said...
on Jan. 17 2009 at 11:04 pm
i like it BUT

what u have written seems like the MIDDLe of a poem NOT an ENTIRE poem

like

u need more of a beginning to it

and an ending to it

then it would be great

;)


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