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Don't touch me-you hurt
Don't whisper
Don't speak
Words of comfort
Words of care
You cheat
I trust you not

A child I gave my love to you
You cheated, broke me in two

Small child-lost
Not knowing which way to run
Small child-eyes blank
Want to run, run, run,
Small child-feet unsteady
Ready for take-off-fly, fly, fly
Small child-thoughts racing, heart pounding
feet apart-ready
I stand-I wait-I take
What you put upon me

A child I gave my love to you
You cheated,broke me in two

I part my lips, I dont utter a sound
Inside-my words-tones of curse
Feelings locked deep inside
All I hide within my mind
Lying, and quiet-in silent hate
Silently on this bed of nails
Blue eyes turn to sunken red
Not a glimmer
Not a hope
The small lost child

Caz 1986


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