The Anguish Within Me

May 25, 2012
By Anonymous

Pain is all I feel,
Etched into my heart along with a feeling of emptiness
My mind is hallow as my world goes blank with each strike
Shutting my eyes in fear of the incoming impact,
Clenching my teeth as our skins collide.

Each blow takes my breath away,
Leaving me gasping for air, helplessly, hopelessly.
I feel the warm liquid trickle down my skin
And my vision begins to blur with water.

The abuse received leaving wounds that will someday decease,
Yet imprinting scars into my heart.
Mockery and taunting spat into my face,
Adding onto the pile of words that can never be erased,
A knife piercing into my soul.
Although the wounds may heal
Forever lasting pain is graved into my memories.

The desire to speak causing my heart to pound against my chest,
Ready to unleash the monster inside of me.
Yet the fear, the anxiety that holds me back
Causes me to shrivel and flinch at each move made.
My heart beating faster and harder
Tempting me to fight back;
Yet still, I am unable to utter a sound.

I painfully accept my treatment
With burning flames of abhorrence scorching my heart
Forever leaving the scars carved into my soul.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece after realizing how many children and teenagers suffer due to bullying or both physical and verbal abuse. I wrote in the perspective of a victim in hopes that it will impact others as of how these innocent human beings feel. I felt a desire to emphasize the point that no one deserves to be treated this way because it is inhumane and unjust. Hopefully, "The Anguish Within Me" will change the minds of many bullies and finally allow them to realize what they did was unacceptable. I would like to lead a path where light can finally be found after walking tediously in darkness seeming to be endless.

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