They say stones don't bleedA Poem by Kimberly R. Larkins
wrote while riding home (someone else was driving - this time!)
They say stones don't bleed
I stood in the gap when you needed me.
I held back the tide.
I stopped the overwhelming majority,
Giving you a place to hide.
The rain washed away signs of superficial damage.
The sun dried up any remains.
I stood there ready to do it all for you, again.
Then it happened.
You said you didn't need me -
I didn't know which cut deepest -
The words that came before,
Or the silence I was steeped in.
They say stones don't bleed.
They were wrong.
© 2008 Kimberly R. Larkins
Added on February 28, 2008
Last Updated on September 1, 2008
Kimberly R. Larkins
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