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Inside the Killing Jar

Ugly are your wings so drab and dark † † † † †  
Softly blending against rippled bark †  
Golden borders with spots of blue † † † † † † † †  
Dreary patterns of somber hue †  
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Mourningcloak you are a fraud † † † † †
A butterfly severely flawed †  
Unbeautiful as your name implies † † †
The ugliest of all butterflies †  
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Mental illness makes for fragile wings †  
Always falling short of better things †  
A dolorous sight of stark despair †  
And restless flights that go nowhere † † † † † † † † † † † † †  
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Strange specimen caught in a net † † † † † † † † †  
To choose to live is to forget †  
That life will end but death wonít come † † † † †
In the killing jar you just go numb †  
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Through rounded glass will life transform † † † †
And taste so sweet of chloroform † †
A soothing bane breathed in real deep † † † † † †
Faint distractions drift fast asleep † †
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Isolation keeps you who you are † † † † † † † † † † † † †
Death is endless in the killing jar †  
Wings held outstretched on the spreading board † † †
Pass deathless moments where timeís ignored †  
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Pins pierce the body and puncture through † † † † † † † †  
To hold you here but youíre not you †  
Pinned and labeled put on display † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
Pressed in a box and forced to stay †  
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Immortalized in a private case † † † † †
In solitude to hang in place †  
Repulsive feckless Mourningcloak †  
Now the symbol of lifeís cruelest joke †  
Written by Mourningcloak
Published | Edited 30th Jun 2015
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