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Postcard From Hell

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Postcard From Hell

I prayed to God hoping he’d send me a distraction.
Then I just stood around, and well, nothin’ happened.

So I said, “This just proves you don’t really exist,
and it leaves no excuse not to take the initiative.”

So I wrote you a postcard postmarked from Hell,
and I assume you received it, but it’s hard to tell.

Cuz I checked days off of calendars, hours off clocks,
and never found a response in my post office box.

And it’s hard to forget all the sweet things you told me
before you washed your hands like I was uncooked poultry.

I know I should be over it; I thought I was stronger.
I’ve said, “Time heals everything,” but I don’t any longer.

I’ve always had the good fortune of attracting lovers,
but I have two categories, and you’re not like the others.

You’re the secret I keep, and it keeps me humble,
and when I try to sleep, it awakes like a jungle.

And it terrifies me cuz I know I won’t get out alive;
but that a’int the scary part, it’s the waitin’ to die.

And there are unflattering descriptions to define such a scenario;
I discuss it with the sad singer I’ve trapped in my stereo.

We conclude to write it down and examine it on paper
with a grain of optimism that it’ll all make sense later.

Copyright © victor dixon

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Chad. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:18:00 AM
    Catchy title Chad! Congratulations on your poem's capture of the first round. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 10:19:00 PM
    This is another excellent poem that I have read of yours today. This has just enough angst to keep me on the edge....and yet there is enough of an uplifting thought of introspection to pull me out of the tailspin. If you are new, welcome to PoetrySoup! If you aren't new, please ignore the last part haha!~Chris