Breaking point

by Megha's World

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder


A thousand sweet praises
I can listen sweetly
and keep forgetting them
the next day I rise

Only one insult from you
hurled at me
from your sullen mouth
breaks and shakes me
shatter me
into million pieces
It gnaws at my insides

There is no beginning
and there is no end
the pain seems to
wriggle its way
all around me
making a tight knot
I’m unable to open

The incessant choking
and my raspy breath
is frantically looking for a
a breeze of fresh air

How is it that I
live with all my flaws
with my head held high
but a single insult
I can’t seem to bear
it kills me alive.

I blog at Megha’s World

Photo by Simson Petrol on Unsplash




9 Comments to “Breaking point”

  1. Subtle, Loved it:)

  2. Awesome write, Megha! >3

  3. You have captured this feeling so wonderfully and it is so sad, isn’t it! We can be knocked over with a few hurtful words from someone we love the most?? It takes a long time of loving ourselves to withstand the storm of a few words.
    Bellissimo, Megha, Bellissimo!!

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