Harmful

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Vintage Publishing


Non-Fiction...


My eyes are swollen; can you see?

It’s from the harm you did to me.

Last night, hurtful words you said,

Right before we meant to go to bed.

 

Your words are just evil and very malign,

Look at me now; do I look fine?

I’m falling apart but you just don’t care,

Just look in my eyes and deeply do stare.

 

And you shall see all that you’ve done,

you lay back and think that maybe you won.

That’s what you do; that’s what you say,

That there’s just a price that I have to pay.

 

My tears don’t lie as they’re running free,

It’s not in my head; the problem’s not me.

My puffy red eyes are product of you,

Remember one thing; you’re imperfect too.


Submitted: June 06, 2018

© Copyright 2020 jaylisbeth. All rights reserved.

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Adam L.

It's like you took these words from my heart, Lis. That I relate to this is an understatement. I'm speechless. I care for you sweet friend. My prayers to you!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 1:42pm

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Deeply appreciated, Adam, thank you!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:33am

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rrwrites0

Oh my god. I love this so much. So well written!!! This perfectly describes someone I know. Let me know when you publish a poetry collection because I'll be the first one to buy it. You are so incredibly talented and it's a pleasure to read your works. This one is so raw and emotional. I hope you are doing better.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 2:44pm

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My dearest, rr, thank you so much for that touching and endearing comment. I wish I could tell you that I am doing better but I'd be lying... however, I will be soon. And thank you, I will let you know when my poetry book "Noir" is ready.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:00am

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ChristopherErick

Beautifully written Jay.. So heart felt and emotional. I don't want to say anything that might come off as offensive or judgemental , but this guy , whoever he is , sounds like an a**h**e. Anyhow, you have written another masterpiece. Great job Jay :)

Wed, June 6th, 2018 4:08pm

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Ha! Thank you so much, Chris and yeah, he is, unfortunately.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 12:22pm

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Sue Harris

An extremely emotional poem, JB. As human beings we are all imperfect, it's just that some people do not, and will not, accept they are at fault. Hard to live with someone like this! As always, an awesome poem.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:26pm

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Yes it is, Sue... especially when you have given it all and it's as if it isn't enough. Thank you so much for reading.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 12:27pm

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Jeff Bezaire

It's always easier to judge others than to look in a mirror. It's always easier to dump all responsibility on someone else rather than take an equal share of the weight. It's not worth breaking your back for someone who doesn't make an effort. Relationships are not about having an advantage over the other person; it's not about winning the argument or making their life harder so yours can be easier - it's about working together as a team with love and respect for each other. If they can't see that, I dare say you're wasting your time with them.
This is a strong write, Lis. Your broken heart in words. Powerfully done.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 7:55pm

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Yes, my broken heart in words, indeed, Jeff... I am feeling a bit hopeless. Thank you so much for reading, my dear friend.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 12:59pm

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moa rider

Oh Dear! Toxic people seek out the vulnerable Jay. And they don't let up! Pole. Usianguke

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:09pm

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They sure do, Moa... thank you!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 10:32pm

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Jeff Bezaire

Don't lose help, Lis! Look at how far you've come in your life! You'll see your way through this and onto happier times. Believe in yourself, my friend. You have the strength to do anything!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:14pm

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Thank you, Jeff... I will try my best not to :)

Wed, June 6th, 2018 10:30pm

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Jeff Bezaire

Sorry, I meant 'don't lose hope'.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:14pm

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LeParadisNoirPoetique

This person is a fucking piece of shit, and if I'm the killer in Slasher Season 3, can I make this person my first victim? I really hate people doing harm to you, because I hate seeing you cry more, and I want to wrap my arms around you, to protect you like a mountain. These words must of hurt you more than normal, because this poem seems more personal. You always know who the schemers are, the ones who don't love you, and they still try to control you, even after they have chewed you up and spat you out. I know your heart is strong enough to not fall for this, because I know you are strong enough to withstand this dickhead's words. Lisbeth I hope I could grant you three wishes, so that your life would be an unbreakable mirror. You are stronger than words, and stronger than this person. Beautiful expression of your emotions, and this is beautifully written. Another wondrous poem by you :)

Wed, June 6th, 2018 8:53pm

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Thank you, Dexter, your friendship has given me strength. Thank you for caring about me.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 10:31pm

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Mike S.

So sorry, J. B. Excellent however!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 9:11pm

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Thank you, Mike!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 10:30pm

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hullabaloo22

Relatable, jaylisbeth. No noe is perfect, and yet we give so many people the power to cause such pain. Excellent work with this!

Wed, June 6th, 2018 9:16pm

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I can't agree with you more, Hully... thank you so much, my dear friend.

Wed, June 6th, 2018 10:29pm

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Criss Sole

People who hurt others this way are often very insecure. I could really feel the pain in this poem as i read it. Very powerful last line! I truly enjoyed this one.

Thu, June 7th, 2018 8:28am

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Thank you so much, Criss!

Thu, June 7th, 2018 10:03am

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Angela Villaverde

WHO YELLIN’? TAG ME IN, I YELL REALLY WELL.

Thu, October 4th, 2018 9:38pm

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Yes! Love the support

Tue, October 9th, 2018 7:51am

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