A simple word, greater damage

He said yo midget but I kept on walking

little did he know I went home and cried myself to sleep

and victimized myself for the words of a man who knew nothing of me

 

He said look at your hump, it isn't normal but I kept on walking

little did he know I have never looked at my body because I too was ashammed

timid that maybe he was right and 20 years later his words still haunt me

 

He said you walk so funny, and the way you drag your feet is quite absurd but I kept on walking

little did he know God chose this lifestyle for me, never was it something I wanted to live with

 

He said you are disfigured but I kept on walking

little did he know that on that same day I held a knife across my wrist trying to cut off these flaws of mine that he spoke so vividly of

 

I thought to myself, "Such simple words but, so much damage," but I kept on walking

little did he know his words suffocated me and burned me to the core to the point where I no longer knew who I was. A part of my identity was lost and no longer was I the happy person I forever pretended to be. A simple word, but the damage was for keeps.

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741