A Poem by R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

A poem about not giving up, no matter what


My mind is mangled

Life’s in shambles

Body’s shadowed

Slaughtered emotions, cattle

Rattle my bones

Throw stones at me, and show me my destiny

Infinitely hated, infinitely in pain, infinitely unfit, baited, chained, enslaved and insane

Inhumane as I watch from the eyes in my crippled brain

Blood rivers rippled as I dibble vomit, choking, unable to swallow reality

Just another stain, a strain of a virus, removed by an empress, a fallacy, hollow, without love

Looking above me at the foot that crushed my skull, waiting for him to end it all

Appalled by this world, crying like a little girl, every tear like a pearl to the torturer in the room

They’ll need more than a broom to clean this place, but a fitting tomb

Looming over me is the reality that life can end so quick

So pick your pieces and hold on to them in the palm of your hand, they will trickle out like sand

I demand to have my life back, someday I might crack, I have a knack for that crap

Even the future looks black from my point of view, I can still see it, and someday I will be it so I might as well accept it

Even if I left it for dead, there would be no purpose to the suffering I read in their eyes, everyone dies

But I will speak truth when there are lies and say my goodbyes when I’m ready

My hands are steady, because I have nothing to lose

I choose to be better, for them

I refuse anything else, craft it yourself, use me, and see the world you want to be in

Turning your back on it is a sin, if you quit you’ll never win, shall we begin?

© 2017 R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Author's Note

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
I very seldom reply to reviews, but I promise I read EVERY single one. I look forward to my next review, because it helps me learn. Even if it's just one word, I promise, I will be ecstatic to have the chance to hear what you have to say. Whenever you write something about my poems, or the themes of my poems, or criticize me it is not in vain. I will listen, learn and be thankful.

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Military Reconstruction.

Awesome Read


Posted 3 Years Ago

i know it`s a poem but i liked it as a story,enjoyed the read

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
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R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Burlington, Halton, Canada

Born in 1997, I enjoy writing poetry and short stories. I often hike, bike, play tennis in the summer. In the winter, I snowboard. Spoken word poet, several time finalist for local poetry slams, an.. more..


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