Half a Future

March 30, 2012
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I've lived and died
ten thousand times
spread before my eyes
the blades of knives
thin and alive
like a slit of an eye
I've seen them web
cobweb thin spread
down on a toddler's head
I've seen them weep
and course and weep
that one day I didn't sleep
a week, so weak
I've seen them dribble in
fine skin spread like veins
like light and pains
like light through panes
and pains whispering
delicate sweet refrains
soft promises, wrinkles
on the palms of my skin
Whispering so whisper thin.

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Dylan.Burkhart said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm
I found the flow incredible for this poem
Josika.Nav said...
Apr. 11, 2012 at 1:43 am
hey! the poem has amazing sentence structures and a good rhyme scheme. it flows really well.  it also has multiple meanings and a certain depth in it. great work and keep writing ! XD
gb12197 said...
Apr. 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm
great job, you are a really strong writer :)
saryachan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm
I've never really seen this type of rhyming, so I think it's really unique. The repetition makes the word all the more powerful. Well done!
Allicat001 said...
Apr. 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Nice!  You're a much better poet than I am!  I loved the rhyming and homophones.
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