Broken record

by Free verse   Sep 26, 2017

If you only looked up
instead of seeing down,
you found a man's love
aching for a broken record.

Your love
was a matchstick those days,
and I had a paper heart;
An exemplary bondage - set fire inside me.

I knew the very moment
I kissed your lips for the first time
you would not like me
as I tasted lies in your lipstick.

I never knew you were a
two-headed person
manipulative affection was your

Now thinking of you reminds me of black-and-white dreams
because, my love,
I see your shadow before your face,
and it is pretty ugly.


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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Mark

    Powerful write free verse. 'Tasted lies in your lipstick' .

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Free verse

    Another lovely piece of writing from you

    Michael :)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by mossgirl19

    I love the grit in here.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ouch! Despite the subject I love this Shane ... I can feel the bitterness. Great write :-) x

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