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Only Human

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Only Human

I know your face,
Your familiar eyes,
You pass by my window,
Each morning rise.
Your weary bones,
Covered by clothes soaked from last night's cries.

Each time I wanted to say hello,
And ask if things are fine,
But your sadness,
Hidden by your brittle hair,
Makes me forget my line.

Through thin walls,
I hear your silent fragility,
And the monster who comes late at night,
Who takes advantage of your vulnerability.
My heart bellows,
Your painful yelps echoes,
Yet still I lay in bed,
So many sorrows running through my head.
I feel your stare,
Your window eyes,
Each morning rise.
Ashamed of the clothes I'm in,
Which hide my pain within,

I hoped each day.
You might have something to say,
But I guess someone like me,
Even a hello,
Just cannot be.

With just these walls between us,
I press my hand upon,
I would call your name if I knew,
To get me out of this dungeon,
From the monster who imprisons me.
Will my reaching tears,
Be loud enough to hear?
A waling siren woke me,
I peer through the window and see,
A linen covered stretcher rolls pass,
And I dared not to ask,
Have I waited too long?
And heard your final song.

I walk out and to my surprise,
Glancing at me are those same eyes,
As they take you away,
I felt you had something to say,
But no words could leave your shivering lips,
Like a ghost ship,
Abandoned long ago,
An empty vessel,
Drained of life,
Just a shell of a battered wife.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:09:00 PM
    This is really heartfelt and full of emotion. Great write!