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When It Hurts the Most

July 10, 2014
By WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou


It hurts me the most when I see you turn away
You may think it would be the words
so angrily spat
or the glares
so deadly and cruel
but what stings the sharpest
what shatters my heart
Is when you turn your back
Walk away in disappointment
Stare at me with those sad eyes

It makes me want to cry
Take back all I have done
Fall at your feet and beg
for a chance to redeem myself
Yet you don’t stay to listen
It is too late

You think I hate it when you yell
I do, but that’s not the worst
You think when I cry it’s because of your words
And although those still sting
They’re not what crush me

What shatters my heart
is when you turn your back
walk away in disappointment
stare at me with those sad eyes

Because anger is bluster,
the words you speak then are not your own
but the times when you whisper,
those are the times
when it hurts the most



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on Jun. 23 2015 at 5:00 pm
alaina_h BRONZE, Wilmington, Delaware
4 articles 3 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. -Audrey Hepburn

Very insightful....

Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 9 2015 at 2:03 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

Yes! Those lines, "Because anger is bluster,/ the words you speak then are not your own," are perfection. This hit home.

on Dec. 21 2014 at 12:57 am
Sharkbait SILVER, Grant Park, Illinois
8 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."
-Anne Frank

This is beautiful... That's all I can say. Keep writing!

on Sep. 18 2014 at 12:03 pm
AutumnMoon BRONZE, Lebanon, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us." -Cassandra Clare

I liked this poem very much. The anger and hurt behind the words added to the effect of the poem. I think that you could have change up some of the verses a bit because sometimes it sounded like you were just rephrasing something you had already said. Good job though! 4/5

on Jul. 13 2014 at 4:09 pm
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
20 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

okay, thanks for the comment. I appreciate it! :)

on Jul. 13 2014 at 3:47 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Really deep and meaningful. I like the verse you repeat twice, but i feel that the rest of the poem is just echoing the first bit and it gets a little tedious. However, it's really well written and i generally like it. Keep writing! :)