paperbird

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Set the World on Fire (#ICBYPoetry)

November 27, 2018

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I can't believe you
You said I've stopped
I'm a better person now
And I can't believe you
Those fights we had when
One cared about herself
And one didn't

We were twins
You changed
It hurt

I can't believe you
You said I haven't been setting the world on fire
And I've stopped stopping
And I gave up giving up

But I can't believe you
I found the embers
Hidden under your mattress
The matches
Ready to strike a flame again

You were different than us
Maybe that's why you were left behind
Maybe that's why you wanted stopped caring
Maybe that's why you found the matches
Maybe that's why you set it all
On fire

To burn down the city that you hated and loved
And the friendships that taunted you
It all went up in flames
And you turned your back

Now
You said I'm better and
I can't believe you.
 

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6 Comments
  • AminahMcBina

    Sorry! Try this one:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/94166/version/178730


    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/94166/version/178707
    10 lined poem, just for you!


    over 1 year ago
  • paperbird

    Thank you!


    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Hey! You can submit up to 3 entries! Just tell me which you'd want as your final, or I can choose!

    -Mina


    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Oh btw, THIS PIECE IS NOT AWFUL!


    over 1 year ago
  • AminahMcBina

    Oooo!! This was so good! It was dark with a bunch of emotion, this piece was phenomenal! It's going to be real hard judging the pieces!

    I will choose whichever piece you'd like, just let me know :)

    Thanks for entering my contest,
    Good luck!
    -Mina


    over 1 year ago