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Poetry Friday: The Way Damaged People Love by Nikita Gill

April 27th, 2018 (06:00 am)
pensive

Current Mood: pensive
Current Song: Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves

Damaged people love you like you are a crime scene
before a crime has even been committed.
They keep their running shoes besides their souls every night,
one eye open in case things change whilst they sleep.
Their backs are always tense as though waiting
to fight a sudden storm that might engulf them.

Because damaged people have already seen hell.

And damaged people understand that every evil demon
that exists down there was once a kind angel before it fell.

- The Way Damaged People Love by Nikita Gill

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Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: April 27th, 2018 08:15 pm (UTC)
damaged people

I love the line 'keep running shoes beside their souls."

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 27th, 2018 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: damaged people
contemplative

I love it, too. Some of us wear the shoes while sleeping, too: Some of us wear them 24 hours a day.

Edited at 2018-04-29 02:51 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Michelle Kogan (Michelle Kogan)
Posted at: April 28th, 2018 02:37 am (UTC)

Wow, that's a strong poem, I like how it ends,
"And damaged people understand that every evil demon
that exists down there was once a kind angel before it fell."
There's hope, thanks.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 28th, 2018 02:43 am (UTC)

Experiences leave an impact.
So does this poem.

Edited at 2018-04-29 02:51 pm (UTC)

Posted by: cheriee weichel (cheriee weichel)
Posted at: April 28th, 2018 04:25 am (UTC)

The truth in this one sucked the air out of me, this line especially.
Because damaged people have already seen hell.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 28th, 2018 04:25 am (UTC)

This poem is so powerful.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: April 29th, 2018 02:45 pm (UTC)

This post resonates with Laura Shovan's. Powerful.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 29th, 2018 02:50 pm (UTC)

I love things that resonate.

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