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My entry for Poetry Battles Round 3, a poem based on a gif (last few slides.) I wrote about experiencing life by making it by your own, taking what you want and being independent. Thank you for reading :) xx

lessons

Before you told me to be kind,

Before you told me to be kind, the ground gave a warning.

I'll let you take this poem from my teeth.

The stars that aren't the

The stars that aren't the take it

The stars that aren't the take it or leave it kind,

but the ones that break

but the ones that b r e a k

r k but the ones that b a e

and shape,

fill up and shape,

the kitchen sink fill up and shape,

(and you'll find

(and you'll find it's never been

(and you'll find it's never been this empty.)

I am sure,

I have seen you before,

I have seen you before, these sloping rooms,

I have seen you before, these sloping rooms, beetroot red,

I have seen you before, these sloping rooms, untapped space,

(maybe I'm lying)

maybe I don't know blue from a love letter,

or would rather the ceiling

or would rather the ceiling than marble cheek.

You are every lesson

You are every lesson in one feather bullet

and my palms are freshly clean.

What's to stop me

What's to stop me getting more than

What's to stop me getting more than p a r a d i s e ?

What's to stop me getting more than p a r a d i s e ?

d i e ?

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