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Murdering the children

September 19, 2014
By megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
212 articles 23 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare


They kill children.
little girls with wavy brown curls
and innocent eyes that lie.
Little boys with quiet smiles.
Slaughtered by the slime
that continues to carve their names
in stones.
A graveyard that
is visited by a mother that mourns
365 days out of the year.
Bringing a bouquet of flowers for
her dead daughter who
sleeps with an ageless
face and brittle bones
harmed by the evilness engulfed
by her illness.

Those same small fingertips that held
pain had also pressed the butter
knife against her flesh bleeding

out her only escape that went too deep into the vein.

They are killing with smirks.
They are killing us tonight with
measuring tapes and razor blades. This screaming sourness of mental illness trapped in a cage of shame.



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on Sep. 23 2014 at 6:12 pm
megthepoet ELITE, Winnipeg, Manitoba
212 articles 23 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We know what we are, but not what we may be" - Shakespeare

wow, thank you so much everyone! Means so much xo

wilds PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 23 2014 at 2:52 pm
wilds PLATINUM, Newfane, New York
22 articles 0 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
Brave is not being fearless but being able to overcome those fears you have

this is sad  

on Sep. 23 2014 at 1:29 pm
EmmaClaire0823 GOLD, Bay Minette, Alabama
13 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

This was really good and a very serious topic that isn't focussed on enough. Personally I don't think the word "slime" really works with the rest of the poem. I understand what you were convaying, but I think there are better words. I really liked the end. It all came together and you figured out the message behind the poem. Good job!

on Sep. 22 2014 at 1:06 pm
littlepiepschuim PLATINUM, Las Vegas, Nevada
22 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

This is amazing and so relateable for me. I love the rawness of it, and the cold realization at the end. It's sad, but it's beautiful.

on Sep. 22 2014 at 12:48 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wow. I agree with Mika. It's amazing. You really do have such a talent and greatness. It's so good and at the same time, sad. But all in all absolutely, amazing and filled with emotion. Thank you so much, for sharing this. 

on Sep. 22 2014 at 10:33 am
Artemis.Roe PLATINUM, Marysville, Michigan
43 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history" ---Eleanor Roosevelt
"A man of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds." ~~Anonymous

oh my god, this is sooo good, it gave me goosebumps! when i realized what had happened i was just shocked. Keep writing!