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DarkBlue

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Burn After Reading

PROMPT: Songwriting Competition

VERSE 1
To the girl with the paintbrush now dried
Colours are lost on empty eyes
They told her, “It’s just a silly phase, stop playing games.”
 
VERSE 2
To the boy with the heart-held poetry
Blank lines where his words should be
Soul bursts but boys don’t cry or love
 
CHORUS
Burn after reading
Hold your lantern high
You are a signal flare
To the hopeless in the night
Burn after reading
 
VERSE 3
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Songwriting Competition

Burn After Reading

VERSE 1
To the girl with the paintbrush now dried
Colours are lost on empty eyes
They told her, “It’s just a silly phase, stop playing games.”
 
VERSE 2
To the boy with the heart-held poetry
Blank lines where his words should be
Soul bursts but boys don’t cry or love
 
CHORUS
Burn after reading
Hold your lantern high
You are a signal flare
To the hopeless in the night
Burn after reading
 
VERSE 3
From the girl fresh paint on the wall
Grey cell she could stand no more
She wrote, “I told them all to leave. This life is mine.”
 
VERSE 4
From the boy lost in an inkblot
Tears fall, smudging the words he drops
“You have saved my life”
 
CHORUS
Burn after reading
Hold your lantern high
You are a signal flare
To the hopeless in the night
Burn after reading
 
VERSE 5
I wrote a letter to the lost ...

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