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paperbird

United States

Message to Readers

i've been doing a lot of poems recently idk why. feedback always appreciated <3

prayer of a lost man

December 4, 2018

FREE WRITING

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please push them away
for they terrify
and please take me away
for i am still

lord, let them label me
as a box rather than a soul
and let strangers pass
and see nothing but stiff and boards
an empty shell

and let my sticker read
"please, DO NOT OPEN me up"
for inside
i am a dead man

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  • AminahMcBina

    Woah. This is so.. whimsical! The tone is dark and refreshing! Amazing job on this!


    9 months ago
  • janice

    Contest winners are up!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/93358/version/177010


    9 months ago
  • artificialaorta

    this gave me the literal chills. i loved how you managed to convey the desperate, pleading tone through the poetic voice. amazing!


    10 months ago