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DEVIL'S EYES

Looking through past eyes
Wondered why I walk hand in hand with glass
innocent love
Your mouth was full of honey-words dripped into my
tropical-heart to make me believe you were real

Your devil’s eyes stared at my bosom like a
demon waiting to conquer my innocent body
The first time when our lips met, your tongue
tangoed with my teeth like a green fungus

We went to my secret place
Your gentle devil’s voice came through my
mind’s mist
You asked me if we could be one

Oh, what a fool was I
Your body was warm like an artificial
love song
We were never one

Your mind was a spy
Sneaking into every crack of my
love-spoiled mind
You chose your words oh, so smooth
Played just the right cards before me

Someday, somewhere it will be your last smooth card
Your tears will flow like rain through your finger
Your crystal-glass thoughts will run to me

My rock n roll words will dance on your face and cut your heart
My sun-words will burn you
Till death do us part.
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Submitted by Cleo Patra on August 27, 2015

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Cleo Patra

Cleo Patra is an indie writer whose genre is poetry and prose. Physically limited and have Dysarthria. From an early age, I have endured sexual abuse, arrogance and ignorant discrimination against me. To cushion myself against the judgments of other people, I protected myself by creating an invisible shield around me. I could not relate to anyone and felt very lonely and isolated. When I was sixteen, I accidentally discovered I could write poems. I started writing poetry as a way to express myself without struggling to get the words out. My thoughts could now be heard as my perfect voice and I could speak without embarrassment. I felt and still feel “free” when writing poetry and I have found my voice. Cleo Patra is an indie writer who happens to be physically limited and has Dysarthria. Her book, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset; Soon A New Day Will Dawn, is her debut in the poetry genre. Her poetry reflects her responses to life experiences, indifferent decision-making and the struggles of romantic relationships for a physically limited woman. Her struggles are not unlike physically-abled women except they are amplified by her increased vulnerability. Cleo Patra hopes the reader will find her poetry easy reading; expressing with words the emotions of the highs and lows of life. more…

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