Bloodied and Broken

February 27, 2011
When we’re together, we’re constantly fencing.
Watching each other; dangerous dancing.
Hammering back and forth like masons;
But instead of building, we’re breaking.

I’m hurt by your steel words, and I try to parry the blows;
I fight back, thrusting my foil, but I’m too slow.
I wear armor; I don’t let you break through;
But I can’t keep myself from coming back to you,
Bloodied and broken.

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Itsme24 said...
May 18, 2014 at 6:58 am
Whoa! Your works seem professional. Keep it up! ;)
CharlesDickens said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm
seriously whoever gets on here every day and posts 1 out of 5 stars, you have no life.  Cut it out, I don't care about your opinion if you don't post a comment.
IntrepidRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm
I like the imagery. I really like the first line of the second stanza. Lovely piece of work.
CharlesDickens replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 9:47 am
Thanks, Intrepid.  Always nice hearing from you!  I actually need to get more on-the-ball with writing poetry, this was the last one I've written since...  whenever I wrote this one.
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