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We obtain them for safety 
We purchase them to protect our own
But who will protect the babies
When parents are not home
Although the parent’s mean well
Often times they fail
Fail to lock the box
Fail to keep the key
Once the sound is heard
Too  late for little sweet pea
Life taken away too soon
Often by accident
Owning guns are supposed to protect
Not kill the innocent
Without breaking in your home
The robber pierced
 Silent Dugood

You Don’t Love Me – Promote Yourself



Forgive my pessimism,

but I am not inclined

to believe every word that slips out

of your mouth.

My lips have meddled in with yours

you have caught me in your trap once

but my heart

no my heart

is not too eager

my heart will not be enthralled as my lips have

by the delicate curls of your mouth

I will not buy into your words

when you say you love me

when you say you cannot

live without me by your side

I wonder,

what me you are referring to

the me you have seen

is not the me I have been

for most of my life

the me you have seen

is merely a screen

polished and cleaned

you see you cannot say you love me

when the spit from my mouth hasn’t

garnished your face.

you cannot say you love me

when the green in my eyes

has not pierced deep into your soul

you have not seen the blue in my eyes

the sea of tears they have drowned in

your esteem has never been the object of my wrath

or your face the subject of my scrutiny

my sticks and stones

haven’t broken your bones

and my words have never hurt you.

you love the wide curve of my mouth

and the echoes of my laughter

you love me in the afternoon

when the sun shines brightly

and illuminates the best parts of my polished face

of my polished self

not in the morning

when my mask has fallen

and my smears

are in plain view

nor in the night

when my eyes are tired

from watering

and my blood is drowning

in booze.


don’t tell me you love me.

you don’t even know me.

–Omayeli Arenyeka –


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