Sometimes breathing is hard
And grimy and red
Because my breath sometimes
Corresponds with my head
And my head is hectic and painful and loud
Your leaving
I'm moving



New people will come in
And my lungs will still breath
I hope I don't forget what love is like
once you leave
And no one has words quite like yours
And no one knows
How pain has soaked
Straight Through my core
Or about how I don't bleed red
But a dark blue
No one has seen that
No one but two
Or The blood that leaks from My face
Are not tears
They are droplets of pain
That ooze from my ears
Or how the meds makes me angry
But you still understand
You were there when i was happy
You were holding my hand
How they make my brain buffer
And stall and stop
How they make the pain hurt
Like sharpening a rock
With your bear teeth
Just to survive
Amphetamines make me mad
But at least I don't lie
They are the devil
That gifted me blue
But I want to be happy
And I want happy for you
So I took them today
Because they help me focus
Yes i'm mad at the world
But it is beauty as well
It's more you
That i've  
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Submitted by Sproutheadedhurt on April 05, 2022

Modified by Sproutheadedhurt on April 26, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,110
Words 239
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 40

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