{Poet’s Corner} Why do you hurt me so?

feature poet | Toya Johnson

Why do you hurt me so?

Why do you hurt me so?
Too watch me bleed… or
to see me in my never ending sorrow.

Why do you hurt me so?
Too take away my power.
My Power to fell free.
Free. Free. Free.
Free to be just Me!

Why do you hurt me so?
Because your words do hurt me so.
It’s like a fist slowly, slowly, drumming with my heartbeat
a beating on my soul.
So once again I have to ask
Why do you hurt me so?

Why do you hurt me so?
What did I do wrong?
A wrong that keeps me singing this same old sad song
of why do you hurt me so?

Why do you hurt me so?
I hurt and I cry but you seemingly turn a blind eye.
To the point that I am slowly, slowly dying inside.

Why do you hurt me so?
Please, Please tell me so
as I would really like to know.

Why do you hurt me so?
You and I may never know.

But as I grow older and wiser and
through faith and survival

I know I must walk away.

Survival that means that I can forget about the past
while working to make me whole.
Whole, Whole at Last.

Learning to Love Myself with each passing day
in order to get stronger. Stronger come what may.

Stronger… in that I need not have to ponder
Why do you hurt me so?

Copyright 2012 – Toya Johnson. All rights Reserved. No part of this commentary may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the author.

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