poetry critical

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Random Poem:

What You've Become
MuyTriste

When I was little
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I swore I'd never become my mother
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Someone who beats their kids
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Or locks them outside in the middle of winter
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I'm always being blamed
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For something I didn't do
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There's no way I could ever act like you
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Never telling us where you were going
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Then stumbling up the steps early in the morning
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My brother and I always had a hiding place
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Because when she walked through that front door
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We knew it wasn't safe
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Always terrified she would be home soon
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Yet always worried she wouldn't come back
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I never invited my friends over
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Because I was always emberassed of her
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One minute she would be watching a movie with me
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Letting me stay up past bed time eating junkfood
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Then the next thing I knew
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I was crying with a black eye
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I'd always wondered how anyone could live like that
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One year ago I paid a visit to the doctor
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As i walked out
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My question had been answered
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Because I had been diagnosed with bipolar
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