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The Hand

January 12, 2012
By NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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As I lay in my bed,
Waiting for sleep that will never come,
I see an outstretched hand waiting by my head
And I wonder where it is possibly from

There is no body to connect it to,
No face to identify it by,
I’m unsure what to do,
There’s nothing I can try.

If I take the hand,
It may pull me away.
I could make a stand,
But it won’t let me stay.

If I let it wait,
Who knows for how long,
It will start to get late,
And things will feel wrong.

So as I decide,
I let the hand remain.
As I watch it lay beside
In my room, my one safe domain.

I do not move,
I do not turn,
My eyes stay smooth,
But my mind burns.

The question of it being there
For that there is no answer,
So, at it, I continue to stare,
The hand is now my cancer.

The author's comments:
This is probably the worst poem I have ever written. I honestly have no idea why I'm putting this on the website... I hope you can manage to enjoy this despite the bad rhymes and poorly written lines.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:26 pm
Oddly enough I enjoyed it even though it was a strange subject.

.king. SILVER said...
on Jan. 17 2012 at 7:30 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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That was a strange subject, a little poor, but thanks kinda helps a boring day !

on Jan. 14 2012 at 12:57 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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I like it. It's diffrent a bit odd, but I enjoy it

on Jan. 14 2012 at 11:28 am
swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
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"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?"

Wow, this is so emotional. AMAZING!!!