Bitter

Bitter

A Poem by Jazzlyn B Barden


Bitter is the one,

Who holds a gun to your head,

And everyone left you for dead.

Bitter is the one who put a gun to your head.


Bitter is the one,

Who doesn’t believe in love.

They crush your dreams with a smile on their face,

Like a bullet shot through the heart.

Bitter is the one who doesn’t believe in love.


Bitter is the one,

Who wishes they were thin,

There wish to become skinny,

Because skinny is the only pretty.

Bitter is the one who wishes they were thin.


Bitter is the one,

Who wishes they were dead,

They’d rather kill themselves,

Then live with all this dread.

Bitter is the one who wishes they were dead.


Bitter is the one,

Who hides inside a shell,

Can’t take the pain of the world,

And can’t find out who they are.

Bitter is the one who hides inside a shell.


Bitter is the one,

Who’s surrounded by lies,

Can’t take the truth,

So they fake a smile and say they’re fine.

Bitter is the one who is surrounded by lies.


Bitter is the one,

Who sits in the back of class,

They don’t say a word,

Keeps their head down,

And doesn’t make a sound.

Bitter is the one who sits in the back of class.


Bitter is the one,

With no hope for the world,

Disgusted by what they see,

And what other’s have become,

Bitter is the one with no hope for the world.


I guess we’re all bitter,’

In our way,

Some more than other,

Some can’t take the pain.


I find bitterness in everything sweet ,

So just give me a reason as to why,

Why my heart still beats.

© 2016 Jazzlyn B Barden


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I didnt really like the switch in the penultimate stanza -
and Sweat should be 'sweet' in the final stanza

but the repetition - the linking of each stanza with the refrain 'bitter is the one' and the encapsulating of each one with a similar end line - sealing of each flavour of bitter - is really affecting.
I am a fan.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jazzlyn B Barden

5 Years Ago

Once again, thank you so much for the constructive criticism, it was very helpful. I'm glad that you.. read more



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I didnt really like the switch in the penultimate stanza -
and Sweat should be 'sweet' in the final stanza

but the repetition - the linking of each stanza with the refrain 'bitter is the one' and the encapsulating of each one with a similar end line - sealing of each flavour of bitter - is really affecting.
I am a fan.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jazzlyn B Barden

5 Years Ago

Once again, thank you so much for the constructive criticism, it was very helpful. I'm glad that you.. read more

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I enjoy writing non fiction, and a lot of poems that actually mean something. I hope that when people read my poems that they feel something. I also write songs from time to time. Besides writing, .. more..

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