2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 13 – The Last Word

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I’m caught once again.

The tirade begins

A random word among so many

Latched upon as the breaking point.

What should be a quick and concise

Argument concerning my digression

Lasts hours, usually in public places

As I listen and believe my own corruption.

I am shattered, broken and silent.

I sit stunned, paralysed,

Each breathe an effort

Finally from exhaustion she quits

Says the last word

As randomly as it all began.

 

Written for: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-13

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15 Responses to 2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 13 – The Last Word

  1. This is sad, but a great poem!

  2. Lyn says:

    Yes! Exactly what Joy said. Pity they can’t tell from birth that a woman will be like that. We could put them all on a deserted island and let rail against one another 😉

  3. Sad, but lovely, Michael.

  4. wildchild47 says:

    Absolutely stunning and so very powerful. There are such incredible phrases here Michael – and you thinking you aren’t poetically inclined, simply because you don’t often write in this form? Nope. Wrong. But that’s okay …. it’s all about stretching the wings and trying – and you have succeeded so well – because in reading this, one senses the discomfort, the awkwardness of the situation, the frustration, the sense of confusion and self-doubt left in the wake of someone who is determined to destroy rather than study their own reflections in a mirror.

    Latched upon as the breaking point.

    So key – so well chosen – “latched upon” and “breaking point” …. oof!

    As I listen and believe my own corruption.

    Speaks volumes to the sensitivity of someone on the receiving end who, despite knowing better of themselves, collapses under the weight of the assault.

    A very powerfully written and evocative poem Michael. So well expressed.

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