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I don't have a knife to your back



I do not have a knife at your back
but you assume so because of my nasty words
Inside I collapse
when I have no hand to pull me to where I deserve

You are now my safety net
but you do not know that you burden this
you turn your back
and seem to forget that I cannot reach the surface

I am not who you think I am
but I have told you of my haunted past
memories of a man
that I could not escape and can't look past

I want you to see into me
to resurrect those feelings you used to have
understanding, believing
that I am who I am and I'm not that bad





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Submitted on November 30, 2012

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXXX XXAX XBXB XXXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 533
Words 120
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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