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Boiling Point

Robert Ochiel 2001 (Nairobi)

Hate me tirelessly and let your maleficence ooze its viscous form.
From the depths of a soul blacker than my skin you hate, hate.
Shun love. Shun peace. Shun warmth. They lie.
Nuzzle only that jagged, insatiable yearning for my sweet suffering. This will warm you.
Now watch the once-enlightened abandon you. Do not second guess.
This is you. Not a thing that you believe, not the product of your past.
This is you.

You are warm, now burn.
Burn me, I deserve it right?
Don’t answer that.
Burn me, you've come too far not to.

About this poem

I am a black African and in this poem I try and step into the mind of a man about to commit

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Submitted by 0chiel on October 20, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 527
Words 107
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 7, 4

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