Zip it up

Zip it shut sew it up tight
Stop the babble of words
Nothing of use, nothing right
An outpouring of wingless birds.

Get me a plate I shall eat them all
Please let me take them back
Every last one chokes,big and small.
I will swallow them all, I will retract.

I never wanted to cause any pain
Believe me I meant no harm
Words I had heard again and again.
Lost now in this storm with no calm.

Words are weapons that wound and kill
My ears burn from what has been said
My throat torn out, now my voice is still.
Words lie bleeding words lie dead.

It is all too late there is no way back
Too many silences too much pain
One word needed but of it there a lack
Sorry, sorry this is insane.

Zip it shut sew it up tight
Stop the babble of words
Nothing of use, nothing right
A sad outpouring of wingless birds!

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tosha Michelle
    May 26, 2016 @ 08:46:05

    This is intensely good. Words are a blessing and a curse


  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 26, 2016 @ 10:39:44

    O.u.c.h. Heartbreaking pain.


  3. ken riddles
    May 26, 2016 @ 21:21:45

    A sobering poem – the other side of edifying reality – life and death in the tongue. Have a good day. KR


    • willowdot21
      May 26, 2016 @ 21:34:26

      Hi Ken thanks for reading and the comment. Yes a thought spoken can do so much damage, I am caught in the crossfire receiving flack from both sides. You have a good day too! x


  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    May 26, 2016 @ 22:58:44

    Very strong Willow, words!


  5. Paul
    May 29, 2016 @ 12:28:14

    Sad Willow. HUGS

    As an aside Willow, I just did a guest post over at Mark Bialczak’s If you have the time to drop by, I would be honored. Thank You.


  6. cathleentownsend
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 11:16:39

    I think we’ve all experienced the feeling of wanting to take back our words–and your poem elegantly captures that. Well done. 🙂


  7. Karen Stephen
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 20:12:54

    Powerfully said


  8. willowdot21
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:21:55

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:

    Here are some of my feelings from two years ago.


  9. Ritu
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 18:14:19

    Very powerful sis 💜


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