Tin Soldiers

A collection

of tin soldiers

each one

a formulation

of the lost

parts of self

dust

covered

tin soldiers

left sat

on the shelf

lined up

in single file

left to rust

tin soldiers

once lived inside

a solid

iron box

neatly tied

together

each one

holding a

memory

of his

unresolved hate

towards the boys

who use to taut

him in

the battle field

a representation

his inner warzone

the recurring

haunting

memoirs

of his misplaced

youth

fighting his corner

on his own

no-one would

believe his

courageous proof

only

causes more

destruction

on rainy

unmanageable days

those tin soldiers

seem to spout

hurtful names

words to tease

recalling helplessness

silent airy corridors

push down

onto his knees

every tin soldier

wears outdated

abusive remarks

the pushing

the shoving

unnoticed

black, blue

and red marks

the bruises

the bumps

he wore on

his head

he hid those

scars so well

underneath the bed

where he would

fearfully hide

trying to block out

the mockery

all consuming

painful torment

held inside

praying

no-one

would find him

as his tears

would run dry

minutes

lost in suffocation

whilst holding

his breath

in the boys room

watching his pride

swilling down

the drain pipe

thoughts of

wanting to die

to prevent

pointless nightmares

no-one heard

the doves cry

a collection

of tin soldiers

dismantled

demolished

destroyed

a reflection

of his inner self

a nobody

a void

experiencing bullying

feelings never been

explored

trauma left unspoken

a voice inside

informed him

he was broken

five fragmented

tin soldiers

lock in the attic

pulling down

the draw bridge

ensuring

the strangers

are kept at bay

locked inside

a tin box

turning into dust

timelessly sealed

broken bones

never heal

they turn

into unforgotten

rust!

 

MM C2015

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