Bashed Without A Mark

Poem By Alison Smith

Today you hit me hard
With neither fist nor weapon
You lashed me with your tongue
A wound that can’t be seen.

It’s a clever way to control me
I can’t protect myself when you let fly
I am bashed but no one knows
You leave no mark.

I will heal from your bashing
Though the scar will be ugly
No one will see it
You make sure of that

Not sure how many times
I’ll be able to take your abuse
Each time the scar is bigger
And the pain to go with it.

Today you hit me hard
Today I lay dieing inside.
For your words crush my soul
A mark that cant be seen.

Comments about Bashed Without A Mark

True words. Thanks for the recommendation. A strong poem, enjoyed. -Kylie M. Lynch
This is a heart-felt and compelling piece about emotional abuse and its long-term consequences. I do hope it's not personal (or current, anyway) . Strong delivery. Great last stanza. Love, Allie xxxx
Ah, dear Alison, there is nothing worse than 'emotional battering'...words, unlike bruises, never, ever go away or can be taken back....years later they echo in your ears.....I've often felt that it's the lack of love they have for themselves that makes them lash out at others...This is a heartfelt and so VERY truthful write.......They say they're sorry but we never forget what our ears have heard......hugs, marci.
the tongue is mightier that the sword...i absolute don't disagree with you...that's true

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