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What My Father Takes Away

April 18, 2011
By SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
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To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

Tick – Tock
Only days now,
‘til I lose your hand
in the foggy mist of the future.

Tick – Tock
Only hours now
‘til you get ripped away,
taking all of my being with you.

Tick – Tock
Only minutes now
‘til my world spins,
each turn adding to the chaos.

Tick – Tock
Only seconds now
‘til I’m thrown to the ground-
knees scraped and bloodied – writhing to get up.

Tick – Tock
One second now
‘til I hear myself scream,
yelling for you to save me.

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