Barbed Words

That is the hardest thingBeing seenConsideredKnown I want to be known
Let my name be known
Will they consider me?
Here I amStagnant and repugnantAffection is meaninglessWords are hollow
Allow me to mimic this affectionHollowPointlessBluntedMeaningless I desire to be desired
I want to be ALIVE
Breathing Living Feelingevery scorned word and phraseUnsaid and unspokenineffectual wordstorture me
Don’t placate me
your truth
want you to tip toeBreak melet me cryfeelsomething Anything

About this poem

This is about spiraling anxiety.

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Written on December 08, 2020

Submitted by bennettm.22202 on January 18, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 487
Words 67
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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