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2017 WORDS UNLOCKED HIGHLY COMMENDED POEM: Portrait

Poem: Portrait

School/Facility: New Bridge High School @
Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility, Oregon
Teacher: Kim DeForest
Poet: Mulugeta

POEM TITLE: Portrait

Your beauty
Built of magnets
Snatching a man’s morals
Breaking a man’s dignity
How cruel and beautiful
You seem to me

 

Your beauty
Ignites the fire in me
Your beauty is what
Pulls the muscles to
Form a smile on my face
Whenever I am sad I think
Of you, of your beauty
Whenever am cold I think
Of you, of your warmth
Whenever I think of gods beautiful
Creation, I think of you
But when you speak
My heart bleeds
The sharpness of your
Cold cruel words
Slice me to uncountable
Pieces

 

When you speak
I lose humanity, and dignity
When you speak I feel
Shame for loving you
When you speak
I shut down
Close my eyes and just simply
Think of your beauty