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Prison Life    (Continued)

Masking your desires with sandpaper smiles.
Having to deal with dealers of falsehood, praying this won't be the day you shove a shiv into the poor sap's sternum.
Washing grotesque meal after grotesque meal down your gullet with a glass of fallacy.
Sitting in the same colored chair everyone else is sitting in, silently wishing for a break of the routine.
But a break doesn't come until the final bell rings, and school is let out.

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6 comment(s)
lol so good love the twist at the end
Jan. 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM • Report
Yes! This is true poetry! So clear! I can feel the concrete gates surrounding me as i read this. Perfection!
Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM • Report
This is a wonderful song lyric. :) I'm so glad they decided to publish it! I might have this one framed.
Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM • Report
This is fantastic. Utterly and supremely fantastic. Your wording is so vivid and the imagery is flawless. This completely deserved publication!! Congrats, Trace! :)
Dec. 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM • Report
This is AMAZING!! Great job!! ((:
Dec. 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM • Report
this is really good!! But have you ever really been to prision??
Nov. 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM • Report