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Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Cord



The Cord
By Melchor F. Cichon
April 25,2010

For a week,
Floyd had been looking
At the cord hanging
On the wall of their house.
“This cord would set me free”, he thought,
“From the cell
Built five years ago by my step-mother.”

“Stay at home”, she said,
“And stay away
From your friends
Whose lives are wrapped
With Tanduay
And Ecstasy.”
So one day
When he was all alone in their house,
He got that hanging cord
And hanged
Himself on their ceiling.

When he felt
He was gasping for air,
He got the knife
From his pocket
And cut off the cord.

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