Rejection Poems

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Qabuli Paloa
by Precious Whispers

Out of love and sometimes bleak
do they create me to existence.
Together with my colleague,
Who's lying there in a distance.

The ear-splitting sound of pottery
Cutlery all over the place.
And I – I was sat upon the corner.
So I wouldn’t escape, just in case.


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The Rejected Baby
by Randy Johnson

It was my moral duty to operate and in many people's eyes, I was admired.
I did what needed to be done and because of that, I was fired.
Four years ago, a baby was born with Down Syndrome and he had a heart defect.
Because of his mental impairment, he was a baby who his parents chose to reject.
I told the parents that without an operation, their baby would die.
They told me not to operate and sadly, I understood the reason why.
They wanted him to die because of his Down Syndrome and some others and I protested.
The parents were taken to court but the judge agreed with what the parents requested.
Even though that damn judge upheld the parents decision, I operated anyway.
I saved that baby's life but my superiors were outraged and decided to make me pay.

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Young Wm.
by Kevin Taylor

The point is, young Wm., you have no ticket

to the pantheon. Earned it? Yes. But in leaving,

left the scrip behind; compared yourself

to erstwhile selves, and having fallen thus,

go now unbidden. Whilst you, young Wm., hailed


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Firewater
by Tyler Morello

Valentine’s Day.
She said no.
And not a nice no, a cold one.
The kind that makes the drive home feel like going to war.

Back then I lived in the basement
With a single egress window that would flood
When the downpour became a torrent.
I saw owl-gray clouds already.
Hell, the snow hadn’t even fully melted

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Skeletons on your closet
by Connor Mcleod

how many times has it been?
The cold dagger is still there
watching all that was unseen
hearing all the unspoken words

I call you, and you don't reply
I see you but you don't see me
I touch you but you don't react
I have become a memory, a ghost


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Recent Rejection Poems
I wasn’t ready
by Elias Becker

You asked me in my chevy
But I was never ready
Guess I was a little petty

My face in a red flush
Your soul I just crushed
It just felt too rushed

I couldn’t give a reason
The air was sick with treason

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You were ready to push me
by Gianni Vermeulen

I know our first contact
Wasn’t that long ago
But I signed a contract
With my heart

It allowed me to open up
Allowed my emotions to flow
Didn’t have to hold my guard up
Made me able to grow


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Firewater
by Tyler Morello

Valentine’s Day.
She said no.
And not a nice no, a cold one.
The kind that makes the drive home feel like going to war.

Back then I lived in the basement
With a single egress window that would flood
When the downpour became a torrent.
I saw owl-gray clouds already.
Hell, the snow hadn’t even fully melted

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Love is but a game of two
by Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

Love is but a game of two,
I've noted with curiosity.
But who will pair me, who?
Who will choose someone like me?

It is a game, so they say,
It is a way it seems for all.
It is a game for two to play,
And if played well it will pay.


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Lachrymose 3: Lachrymal Ages
by Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

A heart like a tombstone stiff and dry,
A crow atop a willow calls thine name.
For thine pains and sufferings you stand and
cry...
Love and hate has been the same.

And life like death , and hope like fear:
Ages of lachrymose wilt define thine life.
Four seasons of suffering every year...
A tombstone engraved, a name of sin and

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