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Your Words

Your words,
are projectiles
dripping with Arsenic
and aimed at my heart
spitting out darts and swords 
that expertly find their mark
and draw blood

Your words,
when aimed at others
are carried by Pixies
and sprinkled 
with honey and sugar coatings
that melt in their ears
and taste of confection

Your words,
cloak me in pain and guilt
for undone atrocities
and imagined factors
as your blame
riddles my soul
causing it to
prune, wither, and crust

Your words,
accusing, spiteful, degrading, malicious
paintings of what I once thought
was an indestructible bond of Love
that no one 
should be able to destroy

and yet
you do so
with your words.

I've no soul left
no appetite for your touch
no desire to want for anything


to become deaf
so I will no longer
have to listen to

your words

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  1. Date: 6/25/2009 6:39:00 PM
    You bring back some regrets. I used to talk to my sister like that until I knew better. We're very close now, but I still feel bad. Words can hurt. I watch what I say now before I load my mouth.

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 5:31:00 PM
    Very, clear message, Sandra. I hope it wasn't personal, very well written, love jm

  1. Date: 6/5/2009 3:36:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 4:52:00 PM
    OMG!!! this blew me away. the first two stanzas were amazing. this excites me and will be on my fav list as soon as i finish this. you've got the gift and it shows very loudly in this one. with so many phrases that catch the reader by surprise from begining to the end. and i felt it. you feel good poetry and i felt this. i can tel good poetry because i make a copy of it and take it home. it'll cost me a dime. JOHN HENRY LOVING III

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 4:23:00 PM
    Mental abuse can be much more devastating than physical abuse. You capture the pain very well. Congratulations on having this very powerful poem featured. Well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 6:58:00 AM
    Wow. So sorry I ever missed this amazing poem. Congrats Alexandra on a most well deserved featured write. So powerful and well written. Awesome! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 6:10:00 AM
    Your poem speaks a very sad message for words can be the hardest of all things to endure - congrats on being featured

  1. Date: 9/15/2008 5:22:00 AM
    Words can be healing or weapons. Congratulations Alexandra on "Your Words" being featured this week. Vince