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Shadows don't usually scare me

but the one's following me today, are more than just a simple haze

they stick to me, as marshmallow creme

 

I'm knee deep in mud, and they watch silently

The mud's not black, brown, or green-

it's grey, and it reflects what I see

I want something simple, something sweet

I just want a mango, I curl up like a mink

 

Barely scraping up my milk money, I trudge on with scraped knees

I smell like mothballs, rain, and worn out things

This is what scares me

becoming a silent onlooker of things

This is what scares me

becoming a content shadow, like the ones I've come to see






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HereSheIsThis 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. 13 at 4:57 pm
Really good, especially the last stanza
 
legitannahThis 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. replied...
Apr. 14 at 4:18 pm
Thank you very much! I've been working on improving my stanzas
 
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