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VxPoem ID: 7557


Posted: November 19th. 2004 1:39:10 PM

Views: 1343


by darkling

Age Group: Adult

I have seen the graveyard
Of your heart
Walked the muddy path
Among the anonymous
Skeletons of wooden crosses
Markers of your victims
Aspects of Self, smothered
Buried alive

There are no flowers
And no one mourns 

You are glass to me
Brittle and transparent
I know the prisoner you hold
The part of yourself you deny
That which you have beaten
The chains have slipped
From those bony wrists
And it rages
And will be denied no more
Hear this
What you beat down to keep down
Cannot be kept
And when it finds a way to surface
It will own you


Your shadow is upon you
And no one will come close
To help you bury your dead

There are no flowers
And no one mourns

chas altvater

Author's Location: Moreno Valley, California
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