My Pain, Your Responsibility

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Why don't you realize
That what you say has an impact on me?
Why don't you see
That I have emotion?
As much as I deny it,
As much as I regret it,
It's still there.
I still feel it when you say something.
I still feel empathy when you're hurt.
I seem like the kind of girl who just
Doesn't get it.
Just a dumb little girl.
Is that who I am?
Really?
I do understand.
I'm standing here with open ears.
I absorb every word you say like a sponge.
You seem to not realize that.
Why?

I do have feelings.
I'm a human, I can't help that.
I'm slowly becoming cold to the world.
I'm being drowned by everything.
Fears.
Nightmares.
Empathy.
Most of all curiosity.
Do you really think I'm emotionless?
Are you really that gullible?
No, I have emotions.
So much so that I can't face them.
I can't deal with them so I turn a cold shoulder to you.
To the world.
To everything.

So next time you feel like saying a remark to me,
Next time you feel like saying a remark to anyone,
Or even about anyone,
Think.
It might hurt them.
The outcome of their pain? Well, that's your responsibility.





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