It is VisDare time . Please look at the other entries at http://anonymouslegacy.blogspot.com.au/ Thank you Angela for yet another amazing photo to work with.
VisDare – Bruised
and when I cry
the crystalline drops are the same
and when I wipe the tears from my eyes
my hand is held the same
and as I listen
I pray from within
where no one can hear
I am no different than you
red blood curses through my veins
my organs the same
I am not rude, angry, spiteful or intolerant
I wish you could understand
is it because my veneer doesn’t ‘match’
or my spoken words do not sound the same
I try to speak as you
my eyes aren’t round
my skin a different colour
my hair is black
they taunt, name call
where is my ‘place’ in this world
I try to shut out your words that bruise
I can only whisper
my name is Kwan
I must be true to the meaning
and buffer those that jeer
Kwan equals strong
I am like you
a human being
Wonderful! I truly loved it- the words that depict so well, the pain of the young girl.. and her plea.
HA – I thank you so much. I am yet to read other entries yet, this is my goal tomorrow. I appreciate your kindness as always. x
This is very good for our times. It is very good for every time really. I liked this one a lot.
Bless you K – and thank you. xx
Extremely beautiful.. Your talent never ceases to amaze me…xxx
Thank you my lovely – your kindness and praise once again amazes me. xxx
More wonderful prose! Beautiful and poignant 😀
Thank you darling very much. x
Beautifully expressed. I loved this piece. There is a soft intensity in your language.
I thank you for reading and your compliment Oberon.
I was so often told that my sadness was stupid by compare to other people’s sadness. I can relate to this.
I thank you for reading and for your lovely comment – appreciated Cie.
I loved this, Mumsy. Twas an important message also! Love to you..Paula xxx
beautiful, Jen – what a message. xx
Thank you sweet thing, enjoy your day xx
A clear-eyed view of bullying and the pain of being different from those who taunt you. Strong message, exquisite wording. Well done!
Thank you Ang, once more for your lovely compliment.
A great take on the prompt – loved how you got your message across.