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the broken

August 28, 2011
By Anonymous

We are the broken
the empty
the bleeding

we are the ones
with too-big eyes
and hearts

we are the ones
with scars painted where
you can't see

listen to our songs
sung from mouths
frozen shut by lies
hear the haunting melody
pouring from faces
with eyes too-full
leaking from bodies
so empty-cold

the sirens sing
through us
can't you see them,
peeling back our eyes
to peek through

The author's comments:
Inspired by T.S. Eliots, The hollow men.

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