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Everyone says that they're 'just words',
That they only hurt because I allow it,
Because I can't rise above all of their shit,
Every word impacts like a bullet hit.

Everyone says that they're 'just words',
That they don't matter because they're false,
But they always stop my barely-there pulse,
And make my heart and lungs and mind convulse.

Everyone says that they're 'just words',
That I shouldn't let them mean a thing,
Yet I just can't stop the pain they bring,
Making my life feel like a meaningless sting.

Everyone says that they're 'just words',
That they I only mean what I think they do,
But it's what the speaker believes too,
That makes it hurt more than the punch they threw.

Everyone says that they're 'just words',
Meaningless syllables that will just echo out,
Yet I don't think that I can take another bout,
Their hatred is something that I could really do without.

Everyone says that they're 'just words'.
But if I believe that to be true,
Then why should I believe, as you wish me to,
A single word coming from you?
Please let me know what you think/how to improve! :)
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Fantastic! Very well written, and easily relate able. It's infuriating when people disregard things as just words. Words can do much more damage then a fist if used cruelly.
CorporateRockWhore Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, I'm really glad that you think this is relatable! It really does annoy me when people say stuff like "it's just words" when it comes to the nasty side of things, but then expect you to believe their words when they try to make you trust them; kind hypercritical. Words can definitely do more harm than a punch when used cruelly.
Thanks for taking the time to comment! :D
Understandably so! People are very weird, and rarely make any sense.
I was thinking of saying with wit or something, but really. It takes no wit at all to say hurtful things. Just thoughtlessness.
My pleasure! Thank YOU for taking the time to comment to so many of your many watchers. It really shows you care and is a great representation of your character.
CorporateRockWhore Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I try to respond to every comment I get; it's only fair and I love meeting new people. Especially online where you don't have to be all nervous about them not liking you for what you look like.
That's awesome! Glad to hear it.
Online though being nervous about people not liking you for what you look like? I can't see any reason you'd have to worry about that!
Chytry Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the ending. Greatly written! ^^
CorporateRockWhore Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks! :hug:
ilovebabies23 Feb 23, 2012
:( Great poem! I hope your life gets better! I am a victim of bullying as well.
CorporateRockWhore Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much and I'm very sorry to hear that; nobody deserves to get bullied, so don't let them win! :hug:
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