Dammed and Undead



Walking in slow strides
Mourning with every step I take
Pain flowing through my veins
Rotting flesh falling of my body
Yet inside I'm still alive

People see me and scream
And run calling for help
Then they try to kill
That which cannot die

Every knife that pierces my skin
And every strike that blows me away
Brings back the pain
My rotting brain had already forgotten

Pain and suffering
Are my only future
For no one wants to understand
My birth was their fault
As I was killed by technology
And reborn by imagination

Neither dead nor alive
Unwanted and denied
The darkness sets in
As I am covered with dirt
Finally there is peace
While I lie buried in pieces
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Submitted by caesar_g on December 03, 2010

Modified on April 18, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXAB XXXX CXXD XXXXAD BXCXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 636
Words 123
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 6, 6

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