No Way!

each hurtful word
each scalding criticism
each drop of vitriol
repelled

scathing remarks
drying on my tongue
cutting rejoinders
swallowed whole

not cannot

but

WILL not

play your game

of tearing down
of deconstruction
of reconstruction
in your image

your game
has just one goal
to gain
that elusive price

to make me care
to make me respect

YOU

for nothing

but

MY

pain

and so

I walk away
with a burning tongue
heart beating like a drum

BUT

I walk away
still me
still whole.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

No Way!

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem inspired by the Female Bullying topic in Pink Panther and Shar’s amazing poem Viper.

Dedicated to all my ‘real’ friends. You know who you are.


MCN: C43GT-SYVVY-P2U76

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