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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2055115
The relationship between mental illness, the loved one, and the afflicted.
This Flower Wilts

Support me.
         Break me.
Watch me wilt in a
                   Vase.

Display me.
         Martyr me.
Speak words to feed my
                    Ego.

Prick yourself against—
my thorns…

Draw me closer.
          Send me away.
Pray without extending a
                    Hand.

Pluck me.
         Feign interest.
Sing words that
                    Blossom.

Scratch this skin away—
Reveal velvet beneath the rot…

Love me.
         Understand me.
                   As this flower wilts.



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*Paw* Submitted to: Whispers of the Soul (entered:8/27/15). Round 20. Prompt: Topic chosen: Mental Illness. no placing Link to contest: http://www.writing.com/main/forums/item_id/1966417-Whispers-Of-The-Soul

*Paw* Submitted to: Shadows and Light Poetry Contest (entered:9/2715). Round 28. Prompt: None. no placing Link to contest: http://www.writing.com/main/forums/item_id/1935693-Shadows-and-Light-Poetry-Cont...
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