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I
can
feel
them
again.
Knives.
Piercing
my soul
with fervor,
cutting me
to pieces,
and picking
through what
little is left with
sadistic pleasure.
I try to build walls
to protect all of myself
from the overwhelming
pain that nearly causes
the end of me, so nearly.
Truly, I don't know if I can
take it much longer, since
At the first stab the walls fall.
My loved ones don't mean it but they are the cause.
When I disappoint them, make them angry, their pain morphs
Into knives.
I can feel
them again
slicing me
deeper and
deeper.

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    Brandon Sutton over 3 years ago

    I thought I would experiment with this drabble, so I arranged the text in a very specific way to create a shape. It is pretty obvious what it is considering what the drabble is called and mentions repeatedly, but I wanted to make sure this didn't get overlooked, since I put some effort into making it look this way.

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    Worth mentioning in case anyone's got their screen minimised or whatever, but it really does stand out. Eye candy as well as mindfood, nice one. Very enjoyable

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Your experiment is certainly a success, Brandon!

  • avatar

    Brandon Sutton over 3 years ago

    Thanks Drew and Horrorshow! I was hoping it would be good, but I wasn't sure since I had never done something like this before.

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