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Original Poetry- "My Book of Poetry"

I WANT MY BOOK OF POETRY,

THAT CALMS ME DOWN, GIVES ME ASSURITY.

"I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE," IT TELLS ME,

TO ANGER, RAGE, AND SEETHE.

BUT OF COURSE NO PERSON WOULD ADMIT AS THEY SIGH, STOP THOUGHT, AND BREATHE.

FORGIVE ME FOR MY DEPENDENCY,

FOR I NEED MY BOOK OF POETRY.

IT CAN'T BE HEALTHY, IVE BEEN TOLD, TO HARBOR SUCH A NEED.

DESPITE ALL OF THE VOICES, TO MY SOUL IT IS A FEED.

MY HUNGER IS SO DESPERATE FOR THE FUEL THAT STARTS MY SOUL.

I FEEL NO CARE, I FEEL NO LOVE, TO FEEL THEM IS MY GOAL.

THE WORST PART OF THIS WHOLE RAGING STORM IS WHEN THE ANGER TURNS TO MADNESS,

THE MADNESS TURNS, AND TWISTS, AND TWINES;

A DESPERATE WAVE OF NUMBNESS.

AND ALL THE WHILE, I PLEAD, I BEG, FOR MY BOOK OF POETRY.

I PLEAD, I BEG, NOT FOR A BOOK, BUT SWEET ASSURITY.

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