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This poem is about my niece. The thought of her growing up and losing her innocence and purity drives me insane. Wish I could keep her safe and in plush white wings forever - don't want her to make any mistakes etc. Scares me to think that she will...
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|by Rachael Harris
I weep for you
at night, as you sleep
as I look into your innocent eyes
I burn black and cry for you
let me twist and turn
in my own personal hell
in mental anguish
as I try to save you from tomorrow
from the pain of growing up
and being pushed into reality
before the door to childhood has been locked
let me blind you and bind you from this mess
for years gone wrong
behind locked and closed doors
"blood is thicker"
of tears running down my face
when the same confusion got trapped in my head
of my once innocent eyes
replace the mirror between us
and let me writhe with envy
and hopelessly wish to reclaim
the power of child
we were darkened
by the same careless naivete
that gives us strength
hide from them
let me weep
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