Mar 17

Words Hurt

Words hurt
more than anything.
I can take
a basketball to the head
or a baseball bat to the stomach.
That only hurts for a bit.
But words?
Even ones pretending to be compliments?
That's a pain I can't escape.
Not even my head is safe.
Small
Average
Dumb

Stings like a wasp.
Over and over.
Words don't die.
They just swirl and whirl
until that's all I am.
Plain
Annoying
Obnoxious

Now that's what I call myself.
I look in the mirror
and I don't see a person.
I see words.
Angry words.
Sad words.
Hurt words.
Lame
Boring
Ugly

Words worm their way
into my dreams.
In my nightmares
nobody sees me.
I scream.
I cry.
But they never see me.
I just want to be seen.
Insignificant
Insensitive
Sarcastic

I'd rather get hit with a book
than a sentence.