Coming Undone

March 20, 2009
By Shelby Critel SILVER, Ravenna, Nebraska
Shelby Critel SILVER, Ravenna, Nebraska
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I cannot forget this
Sing me to sleep with a kiss
Say my prayers and push me down
A fallen angel hits the ground
I surrender my unwilling eyes
Cut them out and throw them to the skies
Nothing that I have heard will save me
No key of salvation will ever set it free
A heart solidly choked with deceit
Memories are only an unwanted receipt
Here to remind me that I am wrong yet again
Little scripted words force my acceptance of sin

I cannot forget this
Sing me asleep with a kiss
Say my prayers and push me down
A fallen angel hits the ground
Its’ too late to push the dare
Only so many times will a little girl scare
Until her rag doll is pulled into shreds
Repeatedly tug at her and loosen her threads
Red yarn falls down from the rain
A blunt weapon in hand with a dark stain

I cannot forget this
Sing me asleep with a kiss
Say my prayers and push me down
A fallen angel hits the ground
Locked inside a box of those who infest
Pushing on the sides while you face your test
Mannequins reach for those with un-named brands
The ones who do not manicure their hands
Fake smiles and fake realities painted on their faces
Differentially is segregated like the races


The author's comments:
This poem is very diffrent than my usual work but I like it.

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