Lingering Pain.

After taking so long,

To find the me I want to be,

I find myself,

Becoming another,

For the sake of obscurity.

My name is changed,

My face is scarred,

Tears flow with reckless abandon.

For the fool has the power,

And those truly touched poets,

Must hide.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Because we must

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Jennifer Thimons's picture

Does it hurt? Every time you have to use the name Benji, do you resent this?

William A Rivers's picture

no, but the first time you said that instead of William, it did