Bruised Not Broken

November 15, 2010
You may scream, but I withstand.
I’ll never forget when you raised your hand.
I count the scars, the welts, the bruises,
I count all you’re pathetic excuses.
And when I’m finished, I can see right through you’re mask of lies,
And when I’m finished, I can see the man inside.
You’re just as alone as you’ve made me,
You’re hollow and hurt, but you’ll never be free.

So you hit me now, you hit me hard.
At the end of the day, you leave me scarred.
But I’ll heal eventually; you never will.
And now you must ask: was it worth the thrill?
Can you live with yourself after breaking me?
Have you had enough to stop and see—
You can hurt me, but you’ll never heal.
All you’ve accomplished is to conceal.
So go ahead darling, hit me today,
Tomorrow I’ll be stronger, tomorrow you’ll pay
For everything you’ve ruined and everything you’ve done,
And in the end, everyone will know I’ve won.

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Monkeypoet1996 said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 4:20 am
I agree, write down EVERYTHING !!!
LucyInTheSky This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm
this is so moving and strong but heartbreaking at the same time, not to mention its realllllly well written. keep writing!
Ms.writeoutloud replied...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm


Thank you so much. Its always touching to hear comments such as yours. I really appreciate it. Glad you liked my song.

I actually performed it live once, with a band from my hometown who wrote music to go along with it. When something like that happens, it really helps to write it down and express your anger and pain in a healthy way.


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