All Kittens Will Turn Into Tigers

Have you ever cried yourself to sleep alone,
Next to the one who loves you?
Choked on the words you wanted to say,
In front of the one who won’t judge you?

Have you lost yourself trying to become perfection,
For the one who will take you as you are?
Stitched the pieces of your soul back together,
Because of the one who would never break your heart?

I’ve started to rot around the edges,
and the poison is seeping to my core.
My tears should be like rain on your heart.
Where there’s thunder, there’s a storm.

I stand up,
But I just stumble.

I close my eyes,
But I can still see.

I clench my fists,
But my knuckles crumble.

I hold my breath,
Till I remember to breathe.

Despite my failure the thunder remains,
The day is coming where there will be no doubt.
The words come rushing to my tongue,
But I was taught not to speak with a full mouth.

I hope my torment was worth it for you,
I’ve realized it’s your favorite game to play.
But all kittens will turn into tigers,
and I’m finally learning to stalk my prey.

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  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 3 years ago

    this is beautiful. sad as well

  • Thank you Mark! I think you’ve got the fasted commenting in the west! Haha
    Yes this one is sad but I also like to think that it shows how you can gain strength in bad situations!

    – Kayla Vernon

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 3 years ago

    yes you can gain strength in a bad sutuation

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Kayla, wow…so true! BEAUTIFUL and PAINFUL!

  • This is my most recent writing and I still have some mixed feelings about it! I was worried someone else reading it might not quite GET what I was trying to say here but I never want to change anything when I “prrof-read” it! Thank you for commenting!

    – Kayla Vernon

  • AND favoriting!!! =D

    – Kayla Vernon

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...over 3 years ago

    wow! how fabulous is this! I so relate and I so much love your words! Beautiful and heart felt crafting hon! xoxox

  • Thank you so much, Maggie! I’m so happy you liked it! Sometimes its hard to find a whole lot of writting you can relate to with how much gets pudlished on RB Im glad you had a chance to read this! Thanks for commenting and favoriting! =)

    – Kayla Vernon

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