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cement

itís hard to feel that youíve been loved
when your most lasting memories
are of the insults more
than being told that you were loved

to kids a word can leave an impact like
a fingerprint in wet cement

and your mindís filled with fingerprintsÖ

long since hardened
so that the grooves remain
and so become
characteristics of the whole

a voice telling you
youíre stupid
fat
useless
stays with you and informs
all that you are
Casted_Runes
Written by Casted_Runes (Mr Karswell)
Published
Author's Note
Iím not sure if this is any good, though I rather like the cement simile. I felt compelled to write a poem about emotional abuse. The tone is naturally bleak, but there is always hope. Counselling...
Iím not sure if this is any good, though I rather like the cement simile. I felt compelled to write a poem about emotional abuse. The tone is naturally bleak, but there is always hope. Counselling has helped me a lot.

Emotional abuse is an odd thing. Those who say theyíve experienced it can be seen as petty and self-absorbed, but itís a very real thing. What you say to a child as their parent or guardian or loved one sets a template as to how they see themselves that can stick with them for life. I still struggle to try new things or commit to tasks because the template in my head is that I wonít understand and will fail at it.
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