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lets play pretend

August 26, 2014
By megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare



Faces stuck in worries 

                     of flavorless dinners

pretend that my actions do no harm, 

that the twenty pills meant nothing

 but my attempt to sleep

                            longer in a state of absence. 

The words I have spit 

out with a razor point tongue 

were only words from a little

 girls fairy tale

                               - meaningless. 

The air is clogged

 with the pain that

 we pretend is not there. 


We pretend we do not feel it

 with every inch of our aching bodies. 

A loose thread was pulled 

out of desperation. 

       I caught it on my bloody fingers. 

I was drowning and

 no one offered a life jacket 

to keep me from sinking

to keep me from the         consuming darkness that stole the 

                                     life from my worn out brown eyes. 

Lets play pretend

ill trade you smiles and you’ll feed me love.

The author's comments:

broken families pretend they do no need to mend.

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