Second Place



How do I tell you what’s on my mind?
How can I tell you just what I need,
When I feel so lost and left behind?
I’m so broken; I can’t stop this bleed.

You tell me you love me, and I know it’s true.
You say nothing’s changed, so please tell me why
It feels so different, and I feel so blue.
You had me up on a pedestal, so very high;

Now I feel I’ve been dropped one or a few.
It feels like I’m now in second place.
I really don’t know what I can do.
I’ve no desire to run this race.
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Written on May 16, 2023

Submitted by enwarren84 on May 16, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD CECE
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 502
Words 118
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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