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A Dangerous Game

It's cold where I keep
all my shame.
It's hard to play
a losing game.

I don't feel much,
I don't cry.
I won't help you,
I'll let you die.

And that's okay,
and that's alright.
I won't love you
out of spite.

But can't you hear me,
breaking, banging?
Against these stone-cold daggers,
hanging?

All around me,
a dangling cage.
A precarious thing,
I made it — rage.

A feather's touch
could send them flying.
Towards the ground,
My strength is dying.

But it hurts to keep this
all inside.
It's lonely here,
I always hide.

So if you can find
the way to me,
You'll find a girl here
On her knees.

It takes a lot
to let you in.
But if you come,
I'll let you win.




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AramisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm:
This was verry well written. It is so relatable for me as well. 5/5.
 
RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm :
Thank you :)
 
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simply_aloneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm:
I found this a very very good poem. And so relatable! I absolutely LOVE how each verse has such a deep meaning. 
 
RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:11 am :
Thank you so much:)
 
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