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Rocket in my pocket

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Rocket in my pocket

Rocket in my pocket

I'm told you made a bonfire, 
lit a match, threw it my way 
All the gossips burning 
like you hoped it would..... 
but now the wind is changing 
and all the ash has made you grey 
and you're coughing up on guilt 
just like you should. 

once were friends 
now are not 
your mouth opened 
mine stayed shut 
you opened yours deliberately 

now its all, 
off your chest, 
you wonder, 
if ill protest, 
and spew your sins vindictively 

There's a box 
inside my head 
for everything 
that's done or said 
a promised lock that is unbreakable. 

If honor 
were the key 
Then they'd need 
to torture me 
cause the contents are UN-take-able 

There's a rocket in my pocket 
There's a banger in my hand 
and I’d love to set them off 
but I'm not going to. 
id rather keep my self-respect 
Not that you'd understand 
so ill keep them in my pocket 
Cause I'm not like you. 

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:49:00 PM
    About your poem: keeping the cool,, is a hard thing to do... i love the way you held the expression of the match... xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Hello Louise, stopping by to say hi ;-) and welcome you to this lovely soup bowl. My name is Linda; everyone here calls me PD for fun. I'm here picking up and finding new poets to love, appreciate and adore. Please do not hesitate to look me up here on the soup if you need feedback on your poetry. I am looking forward into following your poems as you grow and post here at the POETRY SOUP. Take care~ LUV PD""

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Hi Louise and welcome to the soup, strong words like your dignity, all the best Owen

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley
    Date: 1/9/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks owen
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 11:24:00 AM
    hi there , nice work xx

    Holley Avatar Louise Holley
    Date: 1/9/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much mandy xx