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Silencing me

There once was a man
With a devil in his hand
He’d kiss his child goodnight
Then wrap her in a rubber band

He’d wake her in the morning
And slap the elastic on her face
Seems like every single day
This girl would feel out of place

Now if what I say is true
Then I deserve a small token
For words, dreams and nightmares
That this child has never spoken

Now here is the man
With the devil in his hand
He gave me my small token
Then wrapped my tongue
In rubber band

Written in the summer of 1998

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Josie Patenaude #

    OMG Mimi you are wonderful at doing poetry !! Love this one 🙂

    January 28, 2013
  2. 2Spools #

    This stopped me dead in my tracks. Lovely.

    February 9, 2013

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