cigarette butts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Poetic Dreamers


a dark poem about the devastating effects of child abuse.

Submitted: December 17, 2017

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Submitted: December 17, 2017

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Cigarette butts are now my fascination

it’s the irreversible effect,

life then death

a bit like torture

it goes on, then it goes out

but it cannot be forgotten

the change is irreversible.

I like the way they are pushed, shoved,

squashed into little holes

forced into funny positions

forgotten about straight away.

 

Cigarette butts are now my fascination

it’s the irreversible effect,

light on, light out

like a light to heaven glowing

crying out to be seen

but no,

its used and abused

like one train of thought,

choked on daily

sucking the life out of it.

I like the way the foot drags

upon the stone floor

putting the butt out with no, no effort

like torture it goes on, then it goes out

but it cannot be forgotten.

 

 

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