I tried my hand at writing another poem today. This is about those people who use your words against you.
Words As Weapons
I used to provide you with weapons
Words you could twist around
And shoot them back at me
Turn a confession into a lie
Turn that lie into a tale
And that tale into the ruin of me.
Laughter and finger pointing
Building up my scar tissue
With no shields to defend me
From the knives that you threw
And the sharp arrows you fired
Until I lay bleeding on the ground.
I never pitched back those weapons
And stealthy slipped away from you
I stopped giving you my words
So now you only have your lies
Well, now you can fill your gun with blanks
And shoot off with what you don’t know about me.
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Karen Brown is a writer, blogger, poet and editor. She wrote her first short story in second grade and her first poem in fourth grade. She enjoys classic movies, most kinds of music, television shows about real life crimes, photography and cooking. She is a mother to cats and an accidental magnet to any cat that wanders through her neighborhood.
Karen Brown published her first book of poetry in March of 2021. It contains poetry written this year and is available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon. She published her second poetry book in August 2021.
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