By the book I lived

Giving up this and that

For what in the end? 

A cage. 

Never used my wings

Out of fear of breaking rules 

For what in the end? 

They rust. 

With all my soul I gave 

To you all I could 

For what in the end? 

Betrayal. 

Left powerless, alone I lie

Everything  vexes my heart as I wait to die

For what in the end? 

A hell. 

This world drained the light out of me

Turned my heart twisted, black

For what in the end? 

Another stab. 

-Iflah Laraib 

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