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Honorable Mention: Broken

October 22, 2017

You have broken all the pieces in my head

an innocence that never knew itself for sure,

a nightmare buried deep in layers of dread

 

and twisted it until it bled.

When stars were spinning, you called me immature,

you have broken all the pieces in my head

 

just the sight of me makes you see red.

You keep me in your pocket tight, secure,

a nightmare buried deep in layers of dread.

 

Six months gone, I should have fled,

still you bludgeon me with bitch and whore.

You have broken all the pieces in my head

 

then bound them tight with jealous thread,

left me anxious, insecure,

a nightmare buried deep in layers of dread.

 

It shows how much he cares, the voices said.

Love’s meant to hurt, they whispered, just before

you broke the pieces of my head

a nightmare buried deep in layers of dread.

 

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