zebrastripes

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zebrastripes (United States) published:

Masked Truths

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We're not picture perfect
Just a jumbled puzzle of broken sharp edges
We hide behind our Chesire grins
And disguise with sunglasses paper-thin
So one does not see the tears that slip
between our red-rimmed eyes
And with that, they can imagine
We're in a beautiful paradise

We have the facade held strong
And the walls built tall
Became masters in our own game
But we still feel out of control 
With only our name

Under the mask holds the...

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29 days ago

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zebrastripes (United States) published:

What The King Knew

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It's been raining for days now
Could see the storm in one's eyes.
Water falling down the cheeks 
Because it's too late to say goodbye.

Warriors flood the once deserted parks,
Homemade signs are waved around, 
But now the chants are altered into barks,
And violence has come to town.

The wheels are turning
As the fire keeps burning
With glass shattered everywhere.

The economy is crashing
As people keep lashing out
With weapons thrown in the air.

The cameras...

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zebrastripes (United States) published:

Sunlight

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I've learned the truth too late
Now he's left me with a heartache
Surviving on my own with the pain
Trying to walk through all the rain
Cause
After every storm, the sun comes up
Melts the feelings of when I've gone numb.
Looking in the future, I see myself grow
Letting all the hurt I've gained go
Cause
When I've hit rock bottom 
And wished I would have brought him
down with me
I will see the clarity of...

2 months ago

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zebrastripes (United States) published:

Future

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We talk about the future as if we knew where it would be
Making choices like we had any guarantees.

Starting early with all this planning,
As if we had answers that were enchanting.

But we don’t,
We’re clueless as before,
Naive as we hope that our dreams will soar.

We’re winging it every day
creating mistakes along the way.

It’s like looking through a foggy window with dread.
It’s scary that we don’t know what lies ahead.

But we...

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6 months ago

zebrastripes (United States) published:

Todays

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Sometimes I just can't deal with todays.
Even though, I know they aren't
The worse of the worse
No matter how hard I try,
They still hurt. 
But I always find a reason to stay
While there are so many that say to walk away.

During those sleepless nights in bed,
Going over all that I have said,
Worries and insecurities crash down
Making me feel like I'm gonna fall to the ground.
These whole emotions going to my...

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7 months ago