Friendly warning

You tell me you are unequivocally sorry for angering me
As you do something to prove the words wrong
Don’t do it just learn
If you must have petty stories floating on summer air
I can see straight through you
Trying to put forward control like a dainty thing
Followed by blazing aggression
When I refuse to roll over,  cave in,  get on board
I may be quiet and seem malleable
I’m not
Just keeping back my words that could shred you
Like the sharpest knives if I want to
But there’s no point in causing further distress
To anyone I care for
Better to lift the shield higher with the hurting behind me
As long as I can
Know that if you overstep the mark, that one in the sand
I will come for you and your sly smile won’t work
Your quiet surprise then vocal vitriol can spew forth
I am immune to you, your words
You have no idea what to expect from me

©AilsaCawley Poetry 2015


Author: ailsacawley

I have written since I can remember, devouring the stories of Roald Dahl under the covers by torchlight. I have always loved fairy tales, myths and magic. A good deal of the things I write has some truth in it. Others, not. I’m pleased you dropped by, please feel free to leave me a comment or if you’re kind enough to share that’s fine. ☺️

3 thoughts on “Friendly warning”

  1. Such a great warning in these lines, and such a wise approach to delivering them to that someone who thinks they can hide behind summer smiles…I really enjoy how you use language…


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