I Remember You (Poem to A Bully) by Chestlyn Draghoender

Chestlyn Draghoender | November 16th, 2016 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

Do you remember
how you teased me to tears?
During interval
you called me names
to make me feel ashamed
for being me.
I remember you
pushing me
up against the wall.
I was short, you were tall.
Looking for a fight,
you shoved that
filthy finger in my face.
I tried to stop that.
I tried to act brave
(for once).
So you hit me.
I could smell the sweat
on your forearm.
I could taste
the blood on my tongue.
That bitter taste
after I fell,
defeated and alone.
The bitterness you carried with you
when you walked home.

Poet Bio

Chestlyn Draghoender is a young South African poet based in Cape Town. His writings have appeared in numerous literary journals, both online and in print. Chestlyn has a passion for books and literature.

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