I Wrote a Harsh Letter

I Wrote a Harsh Letter

A Poem by Topaz
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I wrote a harsh letter and tore it up...

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"Sticks and Stones
May break my bones
but names will never hurt me"
has been stuck in a loop 
running through my mind
never ending
trying to remind me 
that people are indeed people.

I try to make excuses for 
the significant ones in my life
"Oh, he is just kidding"
"She is just a child"
"I am sure that he was just tired"
yet the repeated offences
are wearing a rut into my brain
turning off the love valve
and I stop feeling
because when I feel
I just hurt 

because deep inside
I am just a child
wanting approval
only to be slapped down by another
insult
cruel comment
degrading name
constant analysis of my mental state
He claims that I have taken his children

yet

He has taken away
my innocence
my trust
my belief in love
my zest for life
Cruel things that are spoken
without restraint
without filters
may contain certain truths
but have caused permanent damage
and have abused our love.

© 2010 Topaz



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