The Loudest Discount

loud

 

I am black and blue.
Bruised
from the words
that have bounced
off of your back and
slammed
into me.
My swollen eyes
couldn’t make your face
out of a crowd, but the way
your hips sway, I could
see you
leaving
for miles.
My ears burn
from the muffled hypocrisy
that you spew
something
about “actions”
but your head
is so far
up your own ass, I strain
to hear
Actions.
Sometimes they ripple
through generations
causing mass destruction and
some of us are too weak
to be accountable
for those actions.
Instead we turn our
backs when confronted
with words and
whys.
We walk away when
the hurt ones ask
for answers.
We play games,
defense,
and shout,
“Actions speak louder
than words.”
And then we
feel
righteous and right,
justified
because words mean
nothing,
unless they are our own.

© Nicole Lyons 2016

4 thoughts on “The Loudest Discount

I'd love to hear from you.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s