Words

Words

i exhaled it all out of my suffocating lungs
i needed some space to loosen the pain
i took on the comfort of my gentle words
but i couldn’t tame them not this time

so i use the harshest expressions in a very jarring way
to pierce through every single cell your body has
so that blood will slowly trickle out each of your vein
maybe then you’ll know how much ache it was

i could think of all the bad and the worst
i could summon all that is hated and that is condemned
all the things i need just to get it through the cut
i probably want some solid-fluid air than them

i so ceased, i stopped being gentle and kind
even with the words i try to rhyme and count

for once i tell you, i’d be better when i’m good

For Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 213

30 Comments

  1. mrswrangler says:

    Words are powerful. They can build self esteem or rip it down.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..😊

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Thank you for this intense and beautiful contribution, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Reena…it was fun writing for your prompt…😊

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        I’ve shared it on Twitter and FB too.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohhh wow ..thank you let me check you there…

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Words ….don’t miss this excellent piece by Mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much🤗

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  4. Sadje says:

    Though words often fail to convey the extent of our hurt and anger, they do help to make us feel validated. Great take Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      So true Sadje…so true…thank you so much .😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome my friend

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  5. murisopsis says:

    I could feel this one. It is an action that my younger self would have taken – the lashing out to make others feel the same pain I’ve felt. Instead I now know that pain shared as retribution never lessens the pain I’m feeling. But the fantasy persists in my psyche!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val for sharing your thoughts…i probably would do the same..yes like you, if i am my younger self too…but i believe as we age, we learn a lot in life especially how to control our reactions towards certain situations..

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  6. utahan15 says:

    flower in the ear
    bud too
    can you hear me or see me now?

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  7. i exhaled it all out of my suffocating lungs
    i needed some space to loosen the pain
    i took on the comfort of my gentle words
    but i couldn’t tame them not this time

    I loved these lines very much!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Pragalbha…i am so glad you highligted these lines.

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      1. You are very welcome.

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  8. Eugi says:

    Wow! This is powerful, Mich! Well done!

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      1. Eugi says:

        My pleasure! 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck..

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  9. Wow powerful and fantastic words, Mich. Lovely.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal…

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      1. Welcome always dear Mich 😊😊

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  10. Powerful and poignant, Mich!
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn.

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