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Deconstruction of the Mind

Listening forcefully to the voices of men transformed to children,
screaming, crying, yelling, not willing to admit their sorrow,
their dreams of a different tomorrow,
so they condone their childish ways and temper tantrum days,
and believe repentance and forgiveness will soon follow,
but for now they will drown in a sort of premeditated sorrow,
for, if their pain was heartfelt and true,
not to be the judge of any of you,
but wouldn't they cry at night, alone, as I do,
should we not be embarrassed of the paths we choose,
if the paths lead us to confinement,
with the only gesture of the day,
is a person obligated to bring us our food,
I lie awake every night,
listening uncontrollably to grown men with blurred sight,
attack the walls and ask the doors to fight,
is this the only way to succeed through strife?
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Submitted on August 10, 2014

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Hello world! I am a poet before anything else in life, even as a boy, I would write in a journal deep into the night. I feel poetry is a very simplistic approach to relating to our human counterparts and that is why I have cultivated such an affinity for it. I can't wait to read new and old poetry as well as have the opportunity to hear negative or positive feedback on my own. Ultimately, I aim to add some of my own ingredients to the recipe for human togetherness and understanding. more…

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