Stitch (an acrostic poem)

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Systematic suturing of her emotional wounds

The pain of sewing the gash to her psyche was almost unbearable

It continued to throb years later, but the echoes of the horrific laceration kept getting weaker

They left the itch of wanting to see if she had healed enough yet

Cutting loose and pulling out each piece of mental floss

Her battle scar, now exposed, made her proud of not only surviving but healing

Pipe (an acrostic poem)

 

Perhaps smoking wasn’t the best thing for Marcus’ health

It definitely meant cutting his life significantly shorter

People had warned him not to pick up the habit

Except being a dragon hunter paid so well.

 

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Crease (an acrostic poem)

 

Cutting and tape would be cheating

Realize the Zen of proper folding

Elephants and cranes made of paper

As fingers show off their dexterity

Solemnly teasing out a third dimension from two

Evoking the surreal as its goal

 

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Price (an acrostic poem)

 

Purchasing liberty through sacrifice

Red stained trails through foreign lands

It fulfilled a solemn oath

Cutting freedom away from the oppressor’s  grasp

Ensuring another day for democracy

 

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Miracle (an acrostic poem)

Misha looked back over the waves

In the distance, she could still see the fires on the shore

Reaching out, she placed a comforting hand on Herb

After everything, the two of them had been through

Cutting ties with their past and sailing into the unknown was the hardest

Last week it looked like they would both be dead in a mass grave

Even unbelievers like Misha could recognize their escape for what it was

 

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