Wall Puncher



everything that’s wrong

never much occurred to you.

So wrapped up in your

self-flagellating shame.


are so accustomed to

doing what you do;

taking all the blame

and running away.

Never once thought

that you could change.

Truth be told,

You have been afraid

ever since you were

a little child.

The world, for you

was a fist

that broke every single tooth

in your smile.

Time did not step in

to ease the pain

that drugs and alcohol

could not assuage.

The sadness in your heart,

the anger in your brain,

have left you to find your fault

in everything.



DJR – 2023

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