Words Linger


Words fall heavy on a heart 
like a stone, I would rather be struck.
Physical pain seems to dissolve
as each mark fades to a purple hue.
Emotionally the pain lingers a lifetime.

@ donetta sifford 2-10-2013

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/03/trifextra-week-fifty-eight.html

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8 responses

  1. Abuse is as devastating as this piece.

  2. So true. The emotional wounds stick around much longer than any bruise.

  3. Very emotional and unfortunately very true. I love this.

  4. wovendreamsprompts

    Such sad words…sorry for the pain you describe here. Words can be so powerful, for good and for bad.

  5. Aptly said & I agree.No abuse is acceptable but as you said,emotional abuse leave marks that never fade.Well done:-)

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  7. True story that emotional abuse often lingers longer than physical. Thanks for linking up.

  8. Words linger. Such a fitting title for this.

    They say sticks and stones may break the bones, and words can't hurt you, but that is a lie.

    In fact, the most painful things in the world can be words.

    Because you can't UN-Say them. You can't wash them away or heal them with a physical medicine.

    They get stuck to your heart and all inside your head.

    Words can be a poison when used by the right person in the wrong way.

    Such a beautiful summation you've written here~

    I loved this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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