KENNEDY

You were president
When I was born
Four days later
You were taken
Because someone
Didn’t agree.

Yes,
The
World
Changed
That
Day.

Our
Innocence
Safety
Promises
And
Dreams.

Were
Taken
With you
Never
To be
The same again.

Now
I
Have to learn
About you
Through print
Through pictures.

Had
You
Been able to
Fulfill
Your appointed
Time.

What would
The world
Have been like
Then
Even now
Because of you?

You
Are
Forever
Young
In
Camelot.
Written 11.20.13
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YOU DON’T KNOW

You don’t know
What its like
To be me.

You
Look
From the outside in.

I
Look
From the inside out.

You don’t know
The war I fight
Everyday.

Body
Over mind
Mind over body.

You don’t know
The pain of rejection
Because of inconvenience.

I sometimes wish
I could unzip
And walk out of myself.

You
Don’t know
You, just don’t know.
Written 9.15.12
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AUTUMN LEAVES

Autumn leaves
When you
Scream at her.

Autumn leaves
When you
Yell at her.

Autumn leaves
When you
Push her to her limits.

She
May not
Leave physically.

But
Mentally and emotionally
Autumn leaves.
Written 3.3.13
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