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A success story

A success story
The try that made it
The sperm to find the egg
The tale of every life
That was ever alive
For a little while
All the want
That meets the needs
Plunges deep into the meat
That bleeds and eats
Licks clean the taste of defeat
Feeding on the weak
The way things are
Supposed to be
Who can turn the other cheek
Any direction is just as bleak
The serrated glare of Hell's heat
Cuts to bone with Heaven's teeth
All this talk is cheap
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Submitted on March 20, 2016

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I've written poetry for about as long as I can remember. It really is a compulsion. I don't know why, but at this point I've stopped asking. I like to think I have my own voice and style. I particularly like playing with language. I enjoy redefining things, if possible or explore reasons and meanings for things commonly used and taken for granted. To me, it's amazing anything is happening at all. more…

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