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Cuts and Stiches

Updated on September 18, 2012
Foreign faces
Familiar places
Granting grace
And discrimination

Houses of the old
Reckless and wanted 
Blood thirsty arachnids
Sucking us dry

Streamlined attractions
Projecting some kind of dynasty
Eating us alive

Broken in
Wear and tare
Stretch marks

Severed thoughts 
Drip away
Paper cuts

The hard work
Pays off
Pressing salt
Into the open wound

Teary eyed skies
The look in your eye lies
The rest of all
Of everything
Passes us by
Chaining us down
To the sty of a swine



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      Siduki 3 years ago

      I would say a little both of both. I hate see them get on that bus but I know that they're going to learn which makes me Happy. The kids like the bus rides and taknlig and playing with their friends, but the school part they hate. Thanks for the chance to win.

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Curiosity is the spice of poetry! Thanks for reading.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      sky , I love the way you presented this ! Makes me wonder about you !......:-}

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That is the very question that fills my mind on a daily basis. Time and effort are going to have to be willingly sacrificed before we will see results.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Too many lies have made the chains that bind us. Time to break free. Leaves us just one question - how?

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you all for the insight and the compliments. I hope that all of you have taken a part of this poem and cherished it, as i really cherished writing this poem.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Profound words. Yes, as whonunuwho stated, we can break free from those chains that bind us, and never pick up that ball and chain again. Free from any kind of bondage, whatever it may be in this life. He set me free to be me. Voted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Harsh descriptiveness as it should be. You touch upon many of today's problem area's, to say the least. Great Job!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Too much chains us down for sure, and too much can pass us by if we are not alert to opportunities. Interesting work and the shape of the poem fits the subject.

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Yes we can be tied down with the chains of life's challenges, yet, we can break free from our bondage and soar like the eagles, if only in our own minds and nothing can control or chain our thoughts, to prevent them from flying free and sharing with the world. Very good expression and emotion in your work. Thanks for sharing.