try me on

try me on

A Poem by timcampbell

you picked me up to show me off
and i embraced you till you said let go
you said stop stretching, that i don't fit
you just wanted me to fill that niche

like a new hat, like a new sole
in a different light, in a different hole
i was absract and left you sore
i bruised you, burned you, cut you off

you wore me in before my time
broken, overused; a short-lived life
you said i'd last until you'd leave
and left me, filthy on the street

you never really showed me off
i fit so oddly, i pressed my luck
avant-garde to your seasoned soul
you were tired; i had gotten old.

© 2009 timcampbell


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nice...and worth reading over and over again...there is a lot of movement in the context..a movement in time and in action and even in feelings!
great!
we have all been there...

Posted 7 Years Ago


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You are truly and seriously one of my favorite poets, ever. Like, in the universe.

And I'm really not exaggerating.

Lovely. :]

Posted 10 Years Ago


Very nice! I like it!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Added on July 1, 2009

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timcampbell
timcampbell

Mannheim, Germany



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My name's Timothy Campbell and I like to write poetry. I'm 18 years old and I live in Mannheim, Germany. I am a senior at Mannheim High School and graduate in June 2009! Can't wait. more..

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