Spoiled Fruit



Purplish-red in my mind's-eye the bruise

Yea, Liberty she's called, but we all lose.

Forward turn wheels she's tipping the balance

Yea, Justice for all, she's blinded by trance.

Survivors are slipping through cracks and creeping,

And ever more virulent their prose,

Exponentially they spread their horrifying dread,

Watch as the spoiled fruit grows.
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Submitted on June 19, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A A X X X B X B
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 342
Words 54
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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