The Deadly Pencil

Form: Free Verse

I killed you today
I thought it out in fine detail
an act carefully planned
murder one
of that I have no doubt
you screamed
you begged
pleading for mercy
but I had none
I killed you today
stretching it out
making you feel every cut to your flesh
every kick to your head
every punch to your face
painting you with blood and bruises
and a smattering of tears
as you begged
as you pleaded
screaming for mercy
I had none
I killed you today
in the graphite describing your pain
your feelings of fear
the desperation to breathe
while hands squeeze tighter on your neck
and in your last breath
I had mercy
and let you die

©JGFarmer2021

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