I hurt

I am very much like you but I am also different

you may not think anything of walls

but walls are my dearest companions

on the darkest of nights they listen quietly

as I pour out my pain to them

embracing me without judgement or censure

I am no troglodyte but large gatherings faze me

I feel like a specimen on display

neither an underdog nor brash

I need my space to be me

a small patch, maybe, where I can shine or hide

without being questioned or laughed at

as I said, I am a lot like you

I hurt.

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34 thoughts on “I hurt

    1. It is a double-edged sword! Sometimes I write on things I normally wouldn’t and sometimes in my zeal to fit in the prompt word, I, as you say,’lessen the brilliance of the thought’! Ah well, that’s okay, I guess! One good poem a week is not so bad! πŸ™‚

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  1. I understand what you mean about walls, they are a source of comfort for me sometimes too…. and large gatherings I generally tend to endure rather than enjoy. Beautifully written Putnam, very relatable ❀️❀️

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      1. And apologies for the spelling error of your name, it irks me when things like that slip through. I have tried to make peace with being an introvert at a large gathering. Ironically that makes me more relaxed and more likely to be more outward!

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      2. Ah Rachel, auto correct is a bane of our lives! It is really funny what it does to Indian names! Just today a friend was complaining how his name becomes Robot and another one’s Kawasaki! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I too have made peace with who I am and thankfully that makes such gatherings tolerable.

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