Sometimes we don't realize how badly we're being hurt by the people who are supposed to love us. A look within manipulation.

I can't watch TV at night

Or sing a song out loud

I can't hum to myself 

Or have an opinion of my own 


I can't choose whats on the radio

Or go out with my friends alone

I can't talk about politics or religion

Or about how I have to walk on my tippy toes


I can't disagree with anything you say

Or originate my own ideas

I can't make a joke or be silly or play

Or tell you how much you hurt me today


I can't show you the bruises from the things you say

Or explain how lost I feel each and every day

I can't do anything the correct way

Or owe you an explanation for why I didn't stay




Submitted: March 02, 2020

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Very well said. It's like trying to navigate your way around a minefield. I especially liked the first line of the final verse. Words can hurt so badly yet don't leave a visible mark.

Mon, March 2nd, 2020 8:23pm


Thank you, I appreciate the compliment :)

Wed, March 25th, 2020 10:24pm

Keke Serene

Well done explaining this in verse

Tue, March 3rd, 2020 1:01am


Thank you for your feedback! Much appreciated :)

Wed, March 25th, 2020 10:24pm

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