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A Product of YOU

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A Product of YOU

I am a product of everything you didn't do You are the white powder on my top lip As my body shakes and shifts Praying this will help my spirits lift Just a product of what you didn't do All I think, all I say, all I do The way I fall over and over again For the same no good  dude Knowing he'll beat me till black and blue I am a product of you Each time I look at a reflection of me A helpless version of you Is all I see Yet, Another cracked product of you Still searching, I look as if hooked On the natural curve of my blood stains lips Layers of clothes Hiding my natural born gifts Ripped pants over my bruises And heart shaped hips I am a battered version of you Each step I take is magnified Hiding the pain I bare inside Because of all you didn't do I walk with broken dreams and head held high A Broken heart Pumped with fake pride Infected with love lies  When reality is I just wish I'd die I am a broken product of you How about when I'm hit Or The way I scream When beaten and kicked And especially how my mind goes numb When mutilated and stripped All a product of what you didn't do You are the pain in the bottle I sip The liquor smell ingrained on my lips The reason I lose my grip On reality... I am just a fallen product of you You are the girlfriends I don't have And the only male companion I do You are the reason I'm cracked, now shattered Yet, you are my glue I am a defective product of all you didn't do Yet, the question still remains Who & where are you?  Lay

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Lay, the things within a mind and heart you express are real, and beautifully said.thank you x peace Ruby

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 12:03:00 PM
    lay, i am slain by your intensity and reflective yet wrenching rant..your images mirror both the shadow and light of the self.. just beautiful!.. winning wishes and huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Sometimes, I read a poem and before I can finish it...I have to comment before I lose the thought; your poems are pure with feeling. It's hard to find. Thank you for your support. They are great poets everywhere-...not like you. Your writing is understandable to me...pain, anguish, and hope. Can't find that in too many places.

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 3:44:00 PM
    bravo,great write Poet Lay