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~A Cowards Way~

Two legged dogs came, I fell 
Prey, Striking me from every direction
Leaving nothing untouched

I wrote this remembering how I got ambushed when I was little
By these neighborhood girls I once called my friends but when 
I found out they were trouble, I pulled away and made new friends
and that didn't sit well with them and they turned on me,and then 
one unsuspecting day they showed up at my house, all of them..none 
would fight me alone, they all wanted a piece of me and they got it, until 
my brother showed up...But that's a whole different story.It just showed me 
that not everyone is who they seem to be, they were cowards and from that 
moment on, I was careful of how I chose my friends..Thank God after those 
teenage years passed things got better...

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  1. Date: 4/22/2009 7:48:00 AM
    Bullies, are everywhere and in every gender ... once when ganged I tore one up, satisfied to die in that alone ... the others ran.

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 9:43:00 PM
    Yes, the teenage years are rough without a doubt but, our experiences during that time help us grow and learn and we better becasue of it. I hate bullies, and you are right they are cowards indee. Well penned, freind.

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 11:28:00 AM
    never had that happen, but my daughter did. was very frightening and i don't know where that sort of evil comes from or grows. men and women who hit children...other heineous things. we must all be on guard and that is hard too. i love your images when you write. janetta/ also thank you for your comments.

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 8:40:00 AM
    that last line speaks volume to me implying that this attack was more than physical. the is beautifully written. i really like your work

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 1:34:00 PM
    yes the are the cowards but you did get away. what ever does'nt lkill you makes you stronger and don't hate the chastisment of the Lord. i got that beat down too, and the mumps, and a few f's on my report card. we just have to keep on swinging untill we cant swing any more. and maybe then lay it down. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 9:54:00 AM
    Powerful write. Your words made me cringe because I envisioned adult men as the 2 legged dogs. Those few words created a fearful image. Although I felt bad for you, I was relieved from my imagination.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 8:23:00 PM
    Much said in just three lines. Sad when teens turn to violence instead of promoting peace and compromise. I'm glad things got better for you. God bless! Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Karen

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 8:22:00 PM
    Every experience leaves us something to reconsider; our previous actions, events, or decisions always give us knowledge, but sometimes we neither make good use of it nor take advantage of it. This is not your case. Congratulation for that. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:22:00 AM
    It is so sad the day you find out you have to close in and protect yourself, the day innocence begins to slip away, and people are not full of good intentions. Very moving. Thank you.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 12:29:00 AM
    This poetry is so well written it sickens me with its insights.So sad our society can be like this.Your Authors notes were very useful in helping me see the clearer picture you wanted me to see,not in that there was anything wrong with the write,but on first read,I imagined you as an animal and the 'dogs' as hunters, leaving preay for animals to scavenge.Well done for highlighting your plight,you never know it may help/touch others and help stamp out such behaviour? Thanks for your comments!;)

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:45:00 PM
    Good Lord girl, how awful but a well written write. Sounds like your brother was your guardian Angel there...I'm glad he showed up when he did. God Bless you girl.

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 10:54:00 PM
    thanks for your brother,family is family and never let anyone hurt you,even if you are afraid never show fear,and the cowards will run away sweet friend-charma

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 10:40:00 PM
    You made the right decision, great senryu by the way and thanks for you comments...Raul

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 9:53:00 PM
    Children can be very cruel to their peers, Tyesha. I'm glad your brother showed up. Just because you made new friends, they shouldn't have turned on you. You have such a sweet heart, I hope you have better friends now -- friends who appreciate all you have to offer. Love, Carolyn