Words Can Be Bullets

Words can be bullets

When fired from the wrong gun

Dangerous weapons

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

More Schoolyard Antics

More schoolyard antics

With name calling and punches

Unpresidential

It doesn’t seem to matter

To the ignorant voter

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What’s happened to us

Prepubescent politics

Make us laughingstocks

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Childish Insecurity

By D. R. DiFrancesco

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Its a masquerade,

Decorated in random shades of color,

All to hide the true self from you.

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I am ashamed of the real me,

For what reason I do not know,

Afraid I might be thought less of.

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Oh the pure foolishness,

A game played solely in my mind,

Grounded in a child’s fantasy.

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The excruciating pain of insecurity,

Every face a mirrored distortion of me,

Laughing, whispering, looking away.

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They avert their eyes,

As if glimpsing some hideous monster,

There’s nowhere to hide.

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What a horrible delusion,

I fabricate my own nightmares,

Without the comfort of slumber.

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Travails have haunted me,

Ripping confidence asunder,

Though time after time I’ve overcome.

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So ingrained is this sense of doubt,

It is woven into my being,

Like an old friend I could scarcely do without.

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Still each new day is a struggle,

A torment to beat back,

Another chance for me to rise above myself.

Image: Standford University