Wounding Whispers

A Poem By Hannah W. // 1/30/2009

I thought I had escaped
from chains of lies made by gossiping tongues
I was having fun, till I saw in your eye
what you were going to say later on about me
I swear it isn't true
but people hear what they want to
At least I won't be there
to be met with awkward stares
Where they once held open arms, will there be only polite hellos?
Or perhaps a wounding whisper, meant for me
slicing deep,
wounding whispers meant for me.

I thought I was finally free
from a cage of rumors, vicious webs of hate
spitting words that hiss and sting
maybe it's just jealousy
but that's just cold comforts for me
No comeback line, no one on my side, it seems
I used to say I didn't care what they said about me,
so long as they left my friends alone
I remember how mad I used to be
and to think it was a year ago
guess no one forgot, like I'd hoped
and now those wounding whispers are only for me,
wounding whispers meant for me.

I think I'd rather be punched
than slowly, slowly, slowly broken
piece by piece,
and cut so deep
by wounding whispers meant for me.

Comments

Great job! I lurve

Great job! I lurve it.

"Remember when 'you play like a girl' use to be an insult?"
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Erin | Fri, 01/30/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Oh, that's so sad! But veyr

Oh, that's so sad! But veyr well done.
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Sarah | Fri, 01/30/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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That was good. Sad, like

That was good. Sad, like Sarah said, but good.
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He who is near to his Captain is sure to be a target for the archers.
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Anna | Fri, 01/30/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

wow.

wow. this is really good.

luv,
Bernadette

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Bernadette | Fri, 01/30/2009

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