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Cardboard King

May 29, 2014
By Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

We fought in paper armor
Slashing with tin foil swords
We stabbed and bit and strangled
Till we hit the cardboard floor

All our days we’d been pretending
The garbage was our steel
All our nights we’d spend dreaming
Of how cold iron would feel

We grew tired of idle pleasantries
Lost our thirst for ketchup gore
As we talked of school and weather
In our hearts we wanted war

Every morning we prayed for battle
Before each fight we held our breath
We swatted tigers like paper cattle
We were bored, so bored of feigning death

And for glory,
We’d do anything
But we still bow down
To the cardboard king

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on Jun. 25 2014 at 9:45 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

You are a very good writer.  Everything I read by you makes me stop and think, and this peice was no different.  Please never stop writing!!!!!