One By One

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 23, 2017

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One By One

 

They’ve been trying to pick me off one by one

Since before the day that I was born


Why do I even keep trying to do things at all?

When with every step that I cagily take I fall


Live in my shoes then say how you understand

And how if you where me you’d be a different man


Talking nonsense they think that I can’t hear

The flaming arrow tongue tips how they do sear


My heart has been locked into place by my mind

Each holds a key to the other that neither can find


Like a lost secluded door that is waiting to be opened

I am waiting for the right three words to be spoken


But pictures can not speak only blurry shadows do

Of how they like to scare me into thinking they are true


I cover and duck as they take potshots at my soul divine

From the front they see me while I live from behind


So day by day and one by one it goes on and on

Until they give up on me and I am lastly left a lone


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