Compliments

June 14, 2012
By juicyfan6 BRONZE, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
juicyfan6 BRONZE, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - J.K. Rowling


You call me ugly.
Fat.
Useless.
Your words rain on me relentlessly.
They cascade down my back,
In an endless shower—
With no perceivable limits.

Yet I have no umbrella.

I have no means of protecting myself against this storm
Of unyielding emotions.
I possess no durable shell of armor
That you could seek to crack.

I am defenseless, and that brings you joy.

But over time, I find my own core hardening.
I find myself growing used to
Your meaningless words.

Your cruelty.
Your selfishness.
Your insecurities.

They begin to no longer affect me,
As I am no longer a victim.
I am strong.
I can forge my own defenses.

I am now holding an umbrella.

Now, when you say that I am ugly,
I know that I am beautiful.

When you say that I am fat,
I know that I am healthy.

When you call me useless,
I know that I have more uses than you.

So, the next time you deign to speak to me,
To utter those seemingly hurtful words—
Remember.

Your insults are my compliments.
And they only make me stronger.



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on Aug. 12 2012 at 4:42 pm
I really enjoyed this. I don't usually like poems that don't rhyme because they don't keep my interest but I really enjoyed this! 5 stars!!

on Aug. 12 2012 at 3:35 pm
juicyfan6 BRONZE, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - J.K. Rowling

Thank you! And I'll definitely check out your poems! :)  

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2012 at 8:39 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

I absolutely love this! It's so true-"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Amazingly written. Added this to my favorites. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!




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