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Life's Contorsions

Updated on August 31, 2009

The thoughts in her mind slip and slide like his mechanic hands through grease

She's done it again, managed to survive the day without too much pain

He floats through his day, fixed a transmission and a caburator without too much delay

She's finally able to face herself in the mirror, though her mind is ready to decay

He hits the latest night spots to see if he can get laid

She's thinking that she can never go outside without pepper spray

He finds what he is looking for, and charms 'her' into a dance

She sees herself in the mirror and thinks she will never be given a second glance

He dances to his hearts content, knowing the money for beer will be well spent

She's crying on her sofa now, thoughts running about how she'll never be able to accept herself

He's really going now, another trophy to put upon his shelf

The lines are blurry and this one's going to fall

Being able to see ones self as worthy is her biggest dream of all

He's leading 'her' to shadows, as there is no light for anyone to see

There's no stopping now, the rush of adreneline has already seeped its way through course veins, with deeply saddened eyes is the only way to view, what he has done to many without their slightest clue

She's done everything they've asked of her, she has no strength to do more, but the prevailing thoughts of sickness through her brain, she's never going to be the same

His drunken breath smothers her, his body sloppy but powerful, there's no way to contain him, his speech is overly slurred

His quest has been attained, another victim feeling morally slain

This is yet another tale of sickness we can see inside, for everyone of us can be seen as Dr.Jekyl and/or Mr. Hyde.

So remember when you venture out into this night, keep you guard up, always be willing to fight.


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    • Scarface1300 profile image

      Scarface1300 6 years ago

      A very thought provoking and honest piece. Well done

    • Enigmatic Me profile image

      8 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Its been a while since I've written anything with as much grit. I had to get the images out of my mind and writing something related to the subject content enabled me to tuck it away for a while. When I read it now, its just a poem I once wrote... nothing more. I like that about it too.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I've read some of your other stuff, including your latest. I like this the most because of its rawness I think. Than and it totally changed my emotional state for a while. Good job.

    • Enigmatic Me profile image

      8 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Yeah it was a strange day, we were doing programming with young people about peer relations and intimate relationships, they shared stories about past boyfriends/girlfriends etc... sullen was how I was feeling. When I had a chance to put some thoughts together.. this is what came out.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      That is so sad. My favorite line: She's finally able to face herself in the mirror, though her mind is ready to decay. Now I need to go find something to cheer me back up.


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