A Dead Corpse

Natika Key

As the happiness drains out of the body

a dead corpse is left just sitting there

an empty shell full of loneliness

the once smiling face

now sad and closed

the body portraying a message

“leave me alone”

the need for acceptance has disappeared

the tears that would normally have been streaming

down the face

have been swallowed by the fear of being hurt

human feelings have been buried deep

wickedness and hate have taken over

no one can break through the inhuman exterior

but inside I’m pleading


help me