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Ghost of a Broken Machine MAG

December 7, 2012
By Kat1712 GOLD, Rockwall, Texas
Kat1712 GOLD, Rockwall, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Inspiration is something that starts with someone else's story, ends with your own, and has a blurry line in between.

I am the ghost of a broken machine
Haunting these halls, bumping into these walls
Not invisible, I am heard and seen
But no one sees, no one answers my calls.
I'm a ghost: my life a resurrection
Of what people want to see in a friend;
A broken machine without correction,
My wires simply unable to mend.
I cannot walk, cannot speak, can't convey
The things I need and want to verbalize
And day after day, my mind slips away
My head is vacant, unused to their eyes.
But I'm not a machine – I've life in me.

The author's comments:
Originally written for the Shakespearean sonnet project in English 1, this is the first sonnet I ever wrote. It's regarding someone with a mental disability which causes them to be unable to express themselves through any form of communication.

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