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Protect Thy Innocence

September 3, 2018
By WritingTheWriteWay PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
WritingTheWriteWay PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"They laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at them because they're all the same"(Kurt Cobain).

How can you

Curse the living

Who have bestowed on you the gift of innocence,

The cure of a morsel of hell.

Can you step on your puppy,

Kill a-traveling guppies,

To Kill a Mockingbird


A misunderstanding can cause us to break

One of the most important virtues

To take for everyone’s sake.

How can a mother, a father,

Strike their own

In their home?

How can you hit wide eyes,

Staring back at you with swirling stars,

An illusion,

In their own reality

So they do not have to face the one you created.

You say you “hated,”

Those baby pearly teeth

The tooth fairy money

Stole away from what you could eat,

So you lied and you cheated,

You tortured in a barbaric nature,

Going against nature.

Harming your own offspring,

How could you,

How can you?-

And yet you deny,

A subtle, fake, sad sigh...

As your toddler lay still in the sky.

The author's comments:

A poem about child abuse

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