Thursday, January 24, 2008

Swallowing Pride

Choking on words unspoken
I find it hard to breathe
No one said
This was going to be easy
The words get caught in my throat
"I'm s----
Sor---"

7 comments:

Iwalktheline said...

Eating Crow

Oh how the words tasted sweet in righteous indignation,
Yet now they yield gastric irritation,
No one knows the heartburn caused by feathers swallowed in better than I,
Forgive this harmless, jest at Pride...I loved your poem...if only I could be as swift...lol

jeff said...

Yep those words are the one hardest things to say.

Kathleen Mortensen said...

I do like this. Funny, it sort of parallels the piece I've posted today--at least the element of breathing bit.
Kat

noelia ~ said...

sorry!!

haha yeah.. sucks having to say that.

Nothingman said...

i stand by the fuck you's instead of sorrys :P i mean why apologize, only god can judge you, none else.


N

heatherrreloise said...

i just had that happen today...

The Hornet said...

i'm learning to control pride, it's the enemy of the brain i wrote something similar. nice one ;-)

Key/Legend

word = speaking/singing
(word) = whispering/echo
[word] = stern voice/screaming