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Duct Tape Love

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Below is the poem entitled Duct Tape Love which was written by poet Heaven Lorenz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Duct Tape Love

No matter how many tears I've shed,
You'll always haunt me.
There's nothing that will stop you
From torturing me.

Every promise you ever whispered
Was spoiled when it passed your lips.
Every lie I always believed.
I held my soul together with duct tape.

When you violated me, when you beat me
I'd just add another layer of it
Hoping that it'll keep me together,
Keep me from crumbling to your touch.

You took what was most important,
You took it and cackled,
I lay broken on the floor crying
As I desperately try to keep my self together.

The bruises left by your fists decorate
My face. I tried to scream but nothing came out.
The more I tried to make you happy, the more it hurt.
Add another layer. Keep my (in)sanity in check.

Even after everything you've done to me,
It still hurt when you left. 
There was a gaping hole
That the duct tape couldn't fill.

Now I stare in the mirror,
Gone are the cuts
Gone are the bruises 
But I don't feel any better.

There's a hole that can't be 
Filled by silence. Only your cruelty 
Can fix me. Only lying to myself
and adding more layers can help.

I never realized how much I needed you,
Never realized that I craved the abuse,
Never wanted you to leave,
Only wanted you to hurt me.

Why can't I get over you?
Why do I still want to live in Hell?
What have you done?
Why won't the duct tape fix it?

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 7:54:00 PM

    thats a deep poem, but you need to replace the duct tape with something better, something that can truely heal u, love you friend! youll always have a space in my heart friend!

    Mitchell Avatar Zach Mitchell Date: 11/7/2012 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you can always ask me for help, i would love to show you the love of God if you allowed me to, but im not going to pressure u, love u no matter what!
    Lorenz Avatar Heaven Lorenz Date: 11/7/2012 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm trying... It's harder than it sounds though.