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Thief of light

Abby Kesington 1979 (Lagos)

Beautiful, bold and bright
Images I try to portray
A contrast to my inner plight
Often leaving me disarray

Full round lips adorned red
Curling to a beguiling smile
Almond eyes lined black
Wrinkling at the end
All a cover to emotions withheld in style.

Oblivious to the mortal eyes
Pains kept out of sight
Myriad of colors, perfect disguise
To an unprecedented fright

Beautiful, bold and bright
Characters I wish to display
If only anxiety the thief of light
Will leave my soul I pray.

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Struggles with anxiety

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Written on September 06, 2022

Submitted by Abbykesington on September 10, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abab xcxxc dada Abab
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 489
Words 92
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 4, 4

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