Poetry on Odyssey: Bruises
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Her arms are swollen, yellow, and green

Just a bump here and punch there

She bruises like a peach

She smiles through the pain, keeping her history sealed


His bones are broken, snapped in half

The skin is lumpy and scarred

He doesn't remember how his body got like this

He doesn't want to relive the pain


Her heart aches for something more

Rejection after rejection gets to her core

She's waiting for the perfect person

She fears they'll never come along


His fingers are stiff from long nights at work

If he were to take a day off, everything would crumble

He feels the pressure on his shoulders

He bruises in more ways than one


Her mind is tired of the endless thoughts

They float around taunting her, all-day

She wants to silence that voice

She wants someone to listen to her speak


His silence is from saying the wrong thing one too many times

The words stay locked in his mouth, never leaving his tongue

He never wanted this twisted freedom

He just wanted someone to listen


They had never met before

Living two different lives miles apart

Their lives collide after everything happens, too many years later

Their feelings won't stop even though they want them to

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