The Tragic Flaws Of A Papier-Mâché body

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

Submitted: August 05, 2018

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On the outside, you’ll see

pieces of Paper

that make me look complete;

they make me seem whole.

However, it’s quite the contrary.

The individual pieces of Paper

deceiving

hollow bones

vacant soul.

 

i pile on Glue,

i pile the Newspapers

so i can feel full,

the physical satisfaction is

merely temporary.

i am weighed down by

Disgust,

Humiliation,

Disappointment,

Resentment,

Outrage.

 

Outrage takes comfort in my weakness.

i’m unfixable.

With every Headline i glue

onto my body,

i fall deeper into the

trap of distorted Glue invented

by the Conmen consuming society.

 

My Paper and Glue put to the test,

drastically failing.

Fissures

begin to widen

show my pain.

The Glue oozes through

 

gashes homemade.

Spilling reservoirs

are easier to cope with

compared to the

dark and deserted hollow

concealed by the Papier-Mâché skin.

 

How long must i go on,

using the foul ingredients and recipes

of the Conmen shaming my flawed artwork

to try and heal myself?

 

Six years of this hoax.

Six years of thinking the Papier-Mâché

would love me;

would heal me;

would make me whole.

 

Six years too long,

and i’m stretched to my limit.

Broken and still breaking;

i don’t think i can st—


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