Breaking point

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

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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.

Photo by Simson Petrol on Unsplash

 

37 thoughts on “Breaking point

  1. I know this lesson all too well, thank you for sharing. Wonderful lesson for me, how easy it is to fall prey to the expectations of others most often at the expense of our own self worth. Thank you, Megha. — Stephen.

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