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The world keeps clanging on
Pulleys hiss and rise and fall
Cities on my tongue belch; bellow -
Rotten industry!
Big and small inside my bones
And ribs and heart, and me
I cannot stand, I cannot rise
I am held back by the tides
Of seas of grey and cyanide
And blood-born waves of things inside
Sentiments that I can’t hide
(Though, believe me, I have tried)

There it is -
My sinister smile taped to a mirror on the wall!
(If I could wear my wheat, would I bother at all?)


Drop your eyes -

For the world answers only to poison and sweat!

(That falls as blood on all our heads)


I have tried to rectify
Elucidate, justify
I have danced out in the rain
I have slept with the bones of saints
But everything ends up the same -
With coal dust in the cracks




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JohnPaulGeorgeandRingo said...
today at 12:07 pm:
I said i'd look at your stuff, i'm glad i did, beutiful peotry!
 
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AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFateThis 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...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:40 am:
I am, quite frankly, speechless. This is so beautiful I have no idea what to say. And I'm not just saying that for effect. I'm serious. Just beautiful.
 
AmaranthiniumThis 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...
Jun. 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm :
Thank you very much :D 
 
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