Is It Bad?

November 26, 2016
By Anonymous

Is It Bad?
Is it bad that I wish for
An easier way to start over
Instead of examining
Every last detail
So “tomorrow” I would win?

Is it bad when the nights toss
And the thoughts in my head churn
Like white waves, irate and relentless
That I wish for my restless breathing
Soul in agony to cease?


I know it is bad when souls
mourning yet vengeful, haunt their live foes
Until they regret ever
Tormenting them to death
They become beyond able to stir

I know it is wrong when men
avenge their families
When their enemies are ended justly, or murdered
And no one knows whether it’s justice
Or revenge

I know it is all very bad
But sometimes I wish instead for me
To feel pain and loneliness
That the merciless, monstrous kids that torment me
Would bite their tongues and bleed shame.

Because, I know
Then I would sleep soundly.

The author's comments:

I was bullied growing up, for perhaps my appearance, my race, my fashion sense, but it didn't really matter. What mattered was that I felt hurt, to the point that I sometimes wanted to hurt my bullies back. But I felt at odds with the idea of revenge, a glorified but immoral notion. This poem is specifically about the torment I felt.

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on Dec. 1 2016 at 10:09 am
Rachelle-Mae PLATINUM, GB, New Jersey
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This is beautiful!


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