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Two Sides of Violence

You miss me, your punch slamming the drywall.
I miss you, the kind person I once knew.
Now you clench your angry teeth as we brawl.
We throttle each other, hatred we spew.

Remember when we were partners in crime?
Pinky-sworn, mischief glinting in our eyes.
Our relationship was stable, sublime.
We never dreamed we’d be screaming goodbyes.

You miss me, my packed suitcases flying.
I miss your toothpaste-commercial smile.
It’s impossible to leave, I’m dying.
I can’t even take you off speed dial.

You’d love to connect your fist with my ribs.
I’d love to embrace you and kiss your lips.



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WrenArringtonThis 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...
today at 1:41 am:
Wow, I really like this. Great rhyme scheme. You packed a lot of emotion into a fairly short poem. My favorite example of your ever-present awesome word choice is "toothpaste-commercial smile." That is one of those things that I wish I'd been the one to think of :P
 
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