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Broken Machines



We're all a bit broken
Our machines are not perfect
our gears are slowing
our mind are malfunctioning

Yet we still try to repair
others
Before we repair
ourselves
thinking it's normal
to have rust in our system
and tears in out eyes

We try to be the mechanic
for others
But do we ever ask for help
or do we wait
and hope our gears
will keep going forever

We keep our problems
hidden inside
our little broken machines
Hoping that no one can hear
the ticking
as our system breaks down

So little broken machine
Let someone look inside
and help repair
our mind
that is ticking away
before you finally
break down
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Submitted on March 30, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAA BCBXXXX XCXXXX XDXXAE XDBXXXE
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 606
Words 115
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 7, 6, 6, 7

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