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a speeding bullet

my feet are weary from chasing after a speeding bullet
released from it's chamber
fired with all of it's emotions fuelled with the gun powder of
pointed in a direction with all the intent
of moving to the very end
bringing down in total destruction
what ever soul it would meet in it's path

I am chasing after a speeding bullet... You.
and yes I was the finger that caressed the trigger and pulled
causing an accidental discharge
but for you it felt delibrate
I was a young ... I was a fool
and I thought that the gift called the heart was nothing but a toy
to be missused
and so your's all day and night with it I toyed
it was malleable in my hands
so I moulded it into an object with a barrel and a chamber

played russian roulette with it
and I would win a thousand times not one point less
and it was pointless to make you sit there and play a game
you were oblivious of
when all you did was from your injuries bleed pains of wanting
one thing, I could never relate with

and with age comes guilt and regrets
as I watch all those bullets fired, now from your unhealed wound
ricochet in the direction of your victim
your victim called the innocent

I have made a monster out of a gift
I have made a weapon out of something sweet
I have shattered.... I have fired.....
and now for attornment
I am chasing after a speeding bullet

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Submitted on October 29, 2014

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,300
Words 258
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 8, 10, 6, 4, 5

Philip Asaya

A Nigerian poet born on the 1st day of April 1984... With a mind that can constructively merge words together bringing out their potency of becoming vividly clear as pictures before your eyes....this one writes and performs spoken word poetry... with most of his performances done in front of hundreds and thousands of people and with recorded pieces with over a thousand downloads. He also teaches the art of spoken word poetry writing and performance,this one also writes songs and stage plays... and added to his crown of talents is a concept developer for adverts and events in the field of electronic media and stage but the beauty of all of this is tied together by one thing and that is poetry....you can follow him on twitter @philipasaya or like his facebook page "Philip Asaya's Mannequin mode" more…

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