What’s Said is Done (VII)

07 Sep

What’s Said is Done

They say that our past, is just that;
over, done with, forgotten like yesterday’s trash.
Yet, do they ever think, could they ever know,
what it’s like—to be ridiculed so mercilessly?
Have they ever woken each morning,
drenched in a cold sweat, shaking in fear
of what the day will bring? Have they ever
left their house knowing—torment
was just a block away?
I doubt it. I doubt they know how it feels,
to be the brunt of a verbal barrage,
to be—the target you tossed
your oral napalm towards.
And it stuck…oh, how it stuck
melting into me; burning all
till I felt I had nothing
left to share. It burned
scars into me, that you could not see,
yet I feel them still. Your words,
such torturous intent, have left
a lasting impression upon my soul,
that, no matter how much time passes,
will never be forgotten. I become
just one more casualty
of life’s Word War.

© September 7, 2010 CRF


Posted by on September 7, 2010 in poetry


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6 responses to “What’s Said is Done (VII)

  1. onescoobthree

    September 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Excellent write darling! I love the napalm reference, that’s a good strong one. It’s true though; physical wounds heal, emotional ones, not so much.

    • falcon1974

      September 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks dear. The napalm line came to me this morning. I’m surprised I didn’t think of it before now. 😀

  2. Lori

    September 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    whoa this one was deep, I guess we don’t; think too much about the impact of our words and actions

    • falcon1974

      September 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      That is the sad truth Lori. We never think about how we effect so many people simply with what we say.

  3. cheryldarr

    October 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    It’s pretty horrific what some kids have to endure at an early age. Excellent piece, Craig.

    • falcon1974

      October 14, 2010 at 12:44 am

      Thank you Cheryl. No one ever thinks about the lasting scars that are created.


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