What I love about your poetry is the raw honesty. No flowery nonsense just to impress, and certainly nothing that is ever pretentious...just life in its many varied and often difficult spectrums.
That 'sticks and stones' thing really is a pile of nonsense, I have always found. We heal from physical blows, but not necessarily from a crippling mental one and when our confidence has taken a bashing at any point in our lives, it is often always a little more vulnerable. That is simple fact...and there are always those bas....ds out there who choose to exploit that.
I will nominate this tomorrow...it needs to be read.
Take care and keep your chin up,
5 years ago
I cannot say much more than what Ben said other than I am glad to be back :)
Oh no, this is so true Brenda. One word and all the past hurts just hurt us again. I do not want to think about the hurt it may have caused you and can only hope you remember you are a beautiful person and not be too much affected by it. Thank you for this honest and heartfelt piece.
I'm not sure what else to say that hasn't already been said but seriously, Brenda, this is a powerful piece full of the bitter truth about how much damage words can really do. Phenomenal job! |Love button| and many many hugs to you!!!