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There Must be a Punishment

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There Must be a Punishment

There must be a punishment
For those who are adept at rejection
Oh, to make them swallow
The vile poison of pain
That eats at your heart
That cripples your mind
That suffocates your life
Knowing……..
That you aren’t good enough
Never good enough!

You wait for a sign…
A message read
A smile acknowledged
A touch reciprocated
And you wait
And wait
The awful silence 
That eternal tortured silence
Shouts out at you
“You are a nobody…a non-entity…you are nothing!”
Rejection

I wish….
I wish I could pay him back
I wish I could make him feel
I wish I could walk all over him
I wish I could I could make him kneel.

I wish I could make her suffer
I wish I could make her cry
I wish I could make her invisible
I wish I could make her sigh

There must be a punishment
For those who make you
Want to stop…
Caring
Giving
Hoping
Believing
Longing
Desiring
Yes, even to stop living.

There must be a punishment 
For those who reject
Without a thought
Without a care
Without a regret

There must be a punishment
There must be
There MUST be a punishment
For those who flay your heart
With the knife of rejection.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:30:00 PM
    You are right... Everyone should get what they deserve... karma is not working hard enough.... I just hope you know rejection can be a good thing... Sometimes there is something way better out there for you...love your flying thoughts..pd

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/23/2012 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Poet Destroyer! So lovely to hear from you. This was written in a moment of complete frustration. Sometimes we are rejected by those nearest and dearest to us, so....it isn't always a case of waiting for something better. We can learn to cope. Thanks for taking the time to read and post! :)
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Sometimes we won't see the person who hurts us receive any punishment in this lifetime..When we hold anger, resentment, and bitterness toward another it only eats away at us..Enjoyed reading your very emotive and expressive work..Sara

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/23/2012 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Sara, I believe we have to let these situations rest and let God deal with it; however, that doesn't take the pain away. I now this was quite a harsh poem that I wrote when I was completely upset, but I completely agree with you. We are the ones who end up suffering the most. Thanks for your post!