Whatever

by Michael   Sep 7, 2017


I was the tested water; of their boundaries
their fingers never got burned; but I was still
wounded

I was given fruit; by their trusted palms
but they knew the bite was forbidden
Leaving me with the after taste

They said always tell the truth; so when
I did tell the truth; of their lies;
I was slayed a liar and told to stop telling tales;
so either way it didn’t matter..

..apart from the pain
of course!

I was told always keep to the right
side of the tracks; but never told why,
so my curious side turned left; and I
ended up the wrong side of the tracks

But when only a child
I really had no idea; what was really
the good or right thing to do

and maybe, I thought I cant
wait to see what school will
teach me!

I bear scars you cannot see; or,
the acrid taste; that repeats in me; nor,
show you the wrong side of the track; not
going to prove anything; going back

Well I don’t care if you
believe me..

..or not..

...anymore!

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  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Lots of emotion and thank you for sharing. All the very best.

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Dagmar :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Mandy Earl

    Michael, you always put out such potent writing, I can feel your emotions in it. Thank you for sharing <3

    -Mandy

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mandy for your lovely comments as ever :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ah Michael ... the confusion! Again I just want to hug the young you. So personal and beautifully written as always x
    =^.^=

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Kitty K Lady
      Sometimes the ghosts come, but letting them go through poetry helps bit by bit...
      and your lovely comments as always

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, a powerful strong write. It's raw and deeply personal so I thank you posting this.

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Miss Brenda
      Thank you, a chest-lifter :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    Be
    Still
    My
    Heart !

    </3

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Heart trembler Em?
      I get it x

    • 1 month ago

      by Em

      Indeed it is!!

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