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By: Wayne Brown
(Writer's Note: I was inspired to write this poetry after reading The Frog Prince's "Everybody Hurts Sometime" which can be found at the following link: http://thefrogprince.hubpages.com/hub/Everybody-Hurts-Sometimes
I suggest that you read his article and then read the poem to gain a perpsective on the inspiration. ~WB)
Sharpness of the tongue; searing spoken word
The emotions rise on a rush of what we heard
Out there on the edge where expectation flirts
The place we know where everyone hurts
Words that sting like needles; slice like knives
Melt into our brain and haunt us in our lives
Never thinking about the words they blurt
Never remembering that we all sometimes hurt
Emotions fine as china; so easily shattered
Friendship torn asunder; self is all that mattered
Plunged to the quick as the true meaning asserts
Offered in anger forgetting that everyone hurts
Where is the comforting solace; where is sympathy?
Can people not engage with some sense of empathy?
Do we forget the pain our stinging words assert?
Do we not remember that everybody hurts?
Once the words are out; the damage is inflicted
There is no back tracking; no path unrestricted
Apologies can soothe but never quite subvert
The pain inflicted when everybody hurts
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26 March 2013