Nelson Torres

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Play Pretend - Poem by Nelson Torres

I learned to tie you down, but only in my head
It was all fun and games until I laid down plastic cross my bed.
See everything has potential, we always end up dead
But when it comes to mind obsessions then I'd rather play pretend.

After years of "preparation"
I realized there's no presentations,
Cause once you left, there's nothing more, just too much hesitation.
Sure I can say I have this, I can't complain cause I'm alright,
But when It comes to you there's nothing more than doing the same shit every night.

I swam to the bottom of the ocean,
I dared to pull a trigger,
Just cause there's no potion doesn't mean that you're a swimmer.
I've tried to understand,
I tried to comprehend,
But when shit is all you get I can't help but play pretend.

Cry me a river, read me a story.
This life is so unbearably boring,
Shit after shit I watch as I disassemble,
I suck up to the pores of everything that you resemble.
And I know that I repeat,
But there's nothing to defeat.
After years and years of sorrow the only thing I can do is weep.
I'd rather play pretend..

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sorry this might not make sense to you, but this poem makes so much sense to me considering I wrote it. The reason being was cause I always had my mind, and no matter how shitty things go for me I would try to run away as far as I can in my head, it was one of the only good things I actually saw in my life. And I'm so grateful for it, what I mean by play pretend is simply having fun in my head while bombs are being dropped in reality. Hope you enjoy :)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 4, 2012

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