bruise easily

but never bleed

not one

tear of blood

you will ever see


long ago

that's just the way

i'm going to be


Ruth Newell March 5, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m.

The switch. More power to you, Mr. LOVELY.


Ruth Newell March 5, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m.

I bounce rather than break. Is that the same?


richzombie March 5, 2012 @ 9:48 p.m.

i would say so ... but that's not exactly what i was writing about - but i do like your take


nan shartel March 9, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m.

i was like that as a kid in a situation i considered hopeless to change...sigh...:(


richzombie March 10, 2012 @ 10:36 a.m.

nan - thanks for reading -the poem is about crying - and how much it hurts to cry - so i don't / or if i did ( which i cannot recall the last time ) no one is going to see me cry ...


Ruth Newell March 10, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m.

Ah, so not quite about that Switch that QP and I had discussed at one point. I can't even imagine not being able to cry--that too I suppose is a blessing AND a curse, Zman. None the less--lovely title and nicely written. Fiction won a place in this month's blog contest--did you notice? Perhaps one of your poems will win next months as you are the most prolific among all of us. Your poetry has changed some over the course of the last year (almost) that I've been reading it. Stylistically. Both good, so don't stop writing. Please.


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