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Sometimes a poem
Sparkles like a broken mirror
And you can see reflections
Scattered like blood diamonds
Of the sharp places
In someone else's soul
  Mar 2019 Josephine Dougherty
Paint me a picture
Of your skin
Does it bronze beneath the sun?
Or sizzle and blush
Like your cheeks
When you’re in love?
Is it soft to the touch
Like when your palms graze
The smooth surface of water?
Or rough around the edges
Like your favorite book
And its lovingly worn corners?
Does it melt in the heat
Like sweet syrupy treats
Dripping through your fingers?
Or does it welcome the winter
With wide open arms
As if greeting a lover?
Paint me a picture
Of your skin
i was born
with a heart too big to fit
inside my chest
and a soul bigger than my body
so i have chosen
to leave pieces of my heart
in the places my feet have known
in the people i have loved
in the words i have read
in the beauty my eyes have seen
and my soul-
i have scattered it like seeds
and i have left parts of it
in songs,
in poetry,
in the laughter of children,
in the arms that have held me
and the hearts that have loved me
I smoke **** just like you.
Money gives me greed just like you.
******* makes me wonder just like you.
My parents kicked me out when i was 17 just like you.
I died inside when i turned 13 just like you.
I saw life for what it was a 7 just like you.
I want to die everyday just like you.
I think about killing myself just ljke you.
I don't like money just like you.
I love the moon just like you.
I love the idea of love just like you.
Most important im not alone, just like you.
For everyone younger than my 23 years that's ready to go i feel your pain.
A carelesss caress
On a beautiful body
A lonely soul’s
Low self esteem
His firm fists
Wrap her wrists
This despicable sin
Turns bad to good
Pain to pleasure
Hate to love
We never needed supplements
when we got all of our
from good old wholesome

then some lunatics
or scientists
in their wisdom
to introduce
into our food chain system
snynthetic additives

spewed out like a toxic waste
flavoured rather nicely
so they'd
quite okay.

real food had its day
we went on
pigs that fed on pigswill
and we ate them porkers
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