I'm Taking It Personal

The things you said were more than words:
Those evil barbs you fired my way
Were meant to hurt, to crush my pride
So stunned, I had no words to say
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I took one on the chin and once
I pick my fractured self back up
From off floor, I'll measure out
The fullest measure in a cup
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This cup of wrath I've measured out,
As you go on about your life
I'm musing how, and when, and where
I'll pour it out, repay the strife.
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You, unaware, have walked on by
No doubt you've found another friend
To whom in jest you will disclose
At my expense, some time you'll spend
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Your coward acts, your thoughtless speech
Your bully ways, designed to beat
The av'rage man into the ground
And leave him there in low defeat
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But I will rise, and you will pay
You only thought you'd had your day
I'll have my day, I'll have my say
So who's the fool? That part you'll play!
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You trampled me with low regard
The world will know the naked truth
When you think back you'll rue that time;
An eye for eye, and tooth for tooth
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by David C Rogers

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Me
My community
Our world

Comments

Dewheart85

Very powerful, David! Stories of revenge always have a lot of passion in them, and I think you did a good job of showing it here.

upnorthdavid

Kind words, thank you! I could share the backstory sometime

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