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Rugged Ways

Miranda Ridenour 1985 (Modesto)

Affected. Neglected. Used to abuse. Played while
Always displayed. Then tossed out like old news.
Needed then hated. Loved then despised.
Trusted then disgusted. Smiles to cries.
A little rip, a little tare. A couple snags here and
There. Truly torn piece by piece. Then scattered, Left alone shaken and weak. Beaten down
Mentally. Tortured through the mind. Words that
Act like glass. Leave wounds to scar behind.
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