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The Man Who Pawned His Soul

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The Man Who Pawned His Soul

He gazes out the window, thinking of his man
The one who left with kisses and bruises;
The one who stole his everything
Before selling it all out 
For fear, for acceptance, for a little slice of 'normal',
That our window gazer cannot understand.
He watches as the palm trees sway,
Whispering their secrets to the wind
And he wonders if they know his secret:
That he would still walk into Hell,
For the man who'd pawned his soul.
"He isn't worth you," they try to tell him,
The palms that bend, but never break That are thrashing wildly in the storm outside,
The one that seems to mimic what's within him.
But, he cannot listen, our boy
Because he is deaf to all but his lover's voice.
"This isn't right," the man had said,
After years of showing different.
"I see truth," the man had said,
Using phrases that dripped with lies.
"There is no truth," our boy thinks now,
But at the time, he'd been silent,
Struck dumb, his voice as dead as the rest of him.
He gazes out the window, thinking of his man,
The one who still owns him whole, but not the one who'd sold his being.

Copyright © Kristen Varwig

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  1. Date: 1/19/2011 7:47:00 PM
    You have pervasive descriptiveness in this offering.

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:18:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Kristen. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:09:00 AM
    Yes ver well written/ powerful words and very well done....Michael

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:06:00 AM
    Wow,,,I'm speechless...add this to my favs...^_^ v

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 5:54:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry Kristen, a joy to read this fine Saturday > have a lovely weekend >> James

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 4:59:00 AM
    Very clever writing ,, interesting the way he feel in to his own death trapped,,..enjoyed,..p.d.