Jennifer Ottinger

Rookie (8/10/94 / St. Paul)

Shredded - Poem by Jennifer Ottinger

I feel torn to pieces.
Eyes of betrayal.
Not understanding real words.
Everything is blurred.
My body shakes
Shivers
Convulses
Tears unstoppable
The last thing I saw
Was your back
Turned from me
Do you hate me?
For whom I really am?
For how I am?
For whom I couldn’t be?
For how I can’t be?
I don’t understand
What you’re asking.
I can’t change
With just a snap of your fingers.
Don’t keep breaking me.
I can only bend so much
Till I am absolutely nothing
But a shadow of who
I want to be.


Comments about Shredded by Jennifer Ottinger

  • (1/6/2010 10:56:00 AM)

    But a shadow of who
    I want to be

    nice sad lyric poem

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  • (11/16/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    I love this! It's so strong and really speaks! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009



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