Don't let them take your smile

By ColorMeToxic


They may share your name
though they don't deserve to,

but they're
NOT
the same,

and they
DON'T
deserve you.

You have a right to blame,
if you feel the need to...

May they experience shame,
because of how they've hurt you.

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© 2015 Beth Greene
Published on Thursday, August 2, 2018.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Written to (hopefully) encourage a friend.
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  • A former member wrote: you're right, one should not have to put up with ridicule from their peers, words hurt just as much and if not more so as a physical blow may your message speak out to your friend and many more-Mrk

  • FadedBlues On Friday, August 30, 2013, FadedBlues (2989)By person wrote:

    ...it's personal, but it applies to many. good friends are rare...

  • dwells On Friday, August 30, 2013, dwells (5732)By person wrote:

    Beth - so good to see you back in action, you have been missed. This is right on-target for me with some recent family cat fights concerning who's coming to my youngest daughter's wedding - cheers!

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