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So Much Going Wrong Inside

A poem by Beverly Stock.

So much going wrong inside,

Self betrayal, I can’t abide.

Just no stopping if and when,

Chills of fear begin again.


So much going on inside,

With eyes closed, I cannot hide.

In myself I cannot see,

How happiness now can be.


On the outside I seem calm.

My smile looks like I’m embalmed.

I’m just lost and unlucky,

Please return my Kit Kat Chunky.


Folds of wafer, chocolate, too

My last bar, I gave to you.

So much going wrong inside,

Remorse I cannot override.


So much going wrong outside,

My lavishness, I now confide,

Has a nasty epilogue,

You shared my Kit Kat with your dog.




Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her work has been published on ClassicalPoets.org, at theChainedMuse.com, on Persimmontree.Org, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

So Much Going Wrong Inside

© 2019 Beverly Stock


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