A penny

A penny

A Poem by rayven

I wish I had a penny.
One penny, bright and new.
A reward for everything I took from all of you.

Just one cent for every tear,
Reality of fears,
Depression filled years.

A penny for everytime you looked me in the eye,
And couldn't catch the hint of my pleading lie.
A penny for everytime you looked me in the face,
And I smiled; said "nothing" in "everything's" place.

A penny for each time I wore bracelets,
Long sleeves and a head full of excuses.
To hide all of the evidence and clues.
The imagined running nooses.

A penny for each and I'd be rich,
Rich because of my sorrow.
The sorrow everyone thinks I'm drawing up,
But no matter what they think; it's the same I'll have tomorrow.

© 2010 rayven


Author's Note

rayven
It's structure is a little weird, but ah well.
What do you think?

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The beginning line started with all of you. Then the poem seem to get more personal. The poem hid stories hidden behind words. I like the flow and the repetition. Last line was straight to the point. A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Added on July 28, 2010
Last Updated on August 23, 2010
Tags: Suicide, sad, down, cry, poetry, me, girl, broken

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rayven
rayven

University Heights, OH



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Ello :) My name is Rayven. I've been writing for about six years now. I've dabbled in the "poetry" section, I'm still kind of wading in the "short stories" department and I'm getting ready to dive .. more..

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