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That mouth of yours

February 27, 2022
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


Why do you scream?

You are not nice like how you seem 

That mouth of you which lets out all junk

always leaves me in tears or in a funk

Why did they give myself to you?

What did I do for you to make me blue?

What did I do to hear those

ugly words from that mouth of yours?

 

I cry and cry, I cry myself to sleep

But, in intervals, I wake up and take a peep

with the hope that you would change

and be that man before we did engage

But, still you are that same evil beast

And my 'waterworks' and sorrow are your feast

When I tell you to stop, you utter coarse,

filthy words from that mouth of yours

 

Finally, I had no choice but to do this 

I don't want my child to live a life with no bliss

I told you that soon, after I leave a letter

I'd jump off a skyscraper with my daughter

I pushed so hard to change you positively,

And stop those habits that effect you negatively 

After tirelessly fighting to make you humane,

I cannot further, so I said I'll fly like Tsu the Crane

And then, your bad habits ran their course

You uttered no word from that mouth of yours


The author's comments:

TW: suicide/abuse

Based on a true story...Written from another's person's perspective...


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 14 at 6:27 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne, yeah, kind of.
Thank you for commenting!!!☆☆☆

on Mar. 14 at 5:03 am
AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne GOLD, Durban, Other
10 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.
– Kwame Nkrumah

@Afra, this kind of made me cry! I can say that this is written about a person you know really well.
The last stanza was so, so, so, heart-breaking!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 9 at 4:14 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@CaliFranceGurl648, thanks...☆☆☆

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 9 at 4:13 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thanks...♡♡♡

on Mar. 8 at 11:26 pm
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, yes, this is really powerful. It is so nice. You've great vocabulary skills, Afra. And the rhyme pattern, the way you've maintained it despite the tension in the event, it is simply great.

on Mar. 8 at 11:15 pm
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Afra, this made me almost cry. It is really, really powerful and the ending was sort of relieving. The skyscraper part was so sad.