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Why'd You Do It?

March 22, 2018
By TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda


Mess me up

And throw me down

Cover my mouth

So I can't make a sound

 

Your hands were so rough

I forced myself to be tough

The smell of you

Haunts me too

 

Why'd you have to do that?

I was only nine years old!

Tears on cheeks

And losing streaks

 

Clothes in a backpack

Self-esteem, that's what I lack

I gotta get out of here

Away from what I fear

 

Mess me up

And throw me down

Cover my mouth

So I can't make a sound


The author's comments:

This piece is about me and my experiences. I've been through a lot, and I don't know, writing is just how I express it. I don't expect many people to see this one, but I'll give it a shot.


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on Apr. 29 2018 at 9:51 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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@AinsleyTurnedAlex Great poem!

on Mar. 28 2018 at 1:58 pm
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
53 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

Thanks @Summer_R_Quinn I appreciate it!

on Mar. 28 2018 at 1:11 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

This is great! I feel the strength in the words. Keep writing!