running



I always run
I lie, I deny, I avoid
I'm done
I don't want to run

But how do I not
Am I ready to stop
How do I turn around
Prepared to take the breakdown

Left feeling burned
bruised
and broken
Falling to pieces
A puzzle I don't know how to fix

I may feel alone
But I don't think that I have to do this
On my own

About this poem

This poem is about someone who usually runs away from their problems but doesn't want to run anymore.

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Written on October 25, 2021

Submitted by hangingfromtheaspentree on October 27, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXAA XXXX XXAXX BXB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 295
Words 70
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5, 3

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