Breaking point

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

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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

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14 thoughts on “Breaking point

  1. Beautifully penned, loved the flow. Yes one insult sometimes can break your spirits, more specially if it comes from my husband despite his constant appreciations, one word hurled at me and there you go:). Great poem, will read it again

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