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My Words Only Destroy

No one is here
No one is there
They all left and deserted me
Their taunts and torments I cannot flee
And I become so full of anger and hate
Now whenever anyone good tries to help
My words only destroy
Consuming all life, burning all joy
My angry heart burns
Pent up emotions yearn
For freedom, for light, for a friend
But all are gone…gone in the end
Tears burn my eyes
No one caring-no goodbyes
They’re just gone
Gone
And any good that may have been around
Is now buried in the ground

Then she comes one by
Slowly, almost unnoticeable like a fly
She slips in, laid back and full of hope
Want to help, give a way to cope
She’s so quiet and coy
But my words only destroy
My anger controlling me
I just want to be free
And I feel terribly sorry for my venomous bite
You only try to help-not fight
I want to believe in you
I really do
But in reality I am too afraid
I fear that I am too far lost in hate for your aid
But still you try
Even after I make you cry
Everything lacking joy
And my words only destroy

How do I know…you will stick around in the end
Be the one who is a true friend
I do know
I know
Because you have told me so
And I will believe in you
And do all I need to do
To change this shattering, decomposing angry heart
Change my view, get a fresh start
And maybe one day I will no longer hurt you
And I’ll be able to show you
Just how much you mean to me
If I can make it, get away from this hate and be free
But doubt clouds my thoughts
Hoping is it worth the pain
Waiting for this healing rain
My words continue to destroy
It will never change…I will never change…only destroy
Only destroy

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:42:00 PM

    I think words will heal. They may burn us badly. But we can reflect on words and find some good behind them. Keep expressing! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:11:00 AM

    Oh everyone can change Becca...it can get hard sometimes but it's very much possible. This poem of yours made me think about my past...well anyway a fantastic write as always...much enjoyed!! Excellent!!