Ugly is when
you spill something
bad about other people
and they don’t even
have any hint of what
you are doing.

You think it is a
good joke when you
don’t realize how
mean it is to say
nasty things about
people whom you don’t
even personally know.

You hold that power
in your dirty tongue
and you destroy someone
through judgment and
obnoxious story-telling.

At the end of the day,
the conscience nips your
brain and reminds you
how cruel the words you
throw at other people.

You can’t fully sleep.
You can’t directly see
eye to eye.

Time to change,
time to behave,
time to apologize.



About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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25 Responses to Barf

  1. quanundrum says:

    I like this artful thinking. It brings a look at things that we all tend to do at times, without consideration.

  2. Chester, awesome and SO relevant!
    Mind if I reblog?

  3. Reblogged this on Shackled and Crowned and commented:
    Relevant thoughts.

  4. words4jp says:

    this is an awesome piece.

  5. This is beautifully honest, and quite accurate. I love it

  6. I really like this. Words can be very powerful, and your words are too

  7. Powerful, raw, real, and courageous! Awesome poem!!! 🙂

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