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"Stupid," "Ugly," "Useless," "Sad."
"Emo," "Silent," "Paranoid," "Mad."
"Ashamed," "Afraid," "Crazy," "Stuck."
"Disgusting," "Alone," "Pathetic," "Out of Luck."


The words never spoken,
Yet always heard.
Not from people around me,
No, that's absurd.

I've heard these words,
Time after time,
They always pierce my heart,
They continuously cross my mind.

But these words were never said.
Never once directed at me.
Maybe they never became reality,
But I saw them spoken in my mentality.

These are the words of a bully.
The words that can tear me apart.
The words that can no longer be erased,
Because they have entered my heart.

This person who speaks them,
I know them quite well.
They have countless words in their head,
They have many stories to tell.

I don't know why they want me
To take all of the blame.
It might be for vengeance,
It might be from their own shame.

But the owner of these words,
The words that repeat,
Have caused me great fear,
Have led to my defeat.

This person I know,
Whom I don't like to show,
Has never left my side,
Never will leave my mind.

This bully,
You see,
Is actually me.
We like to beat ourselves up,
don't we?
WE HAVE TO STOP!
WE HAVE TO!!!
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It's still too hard though...

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Unless given permission to do so...
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horsesrunfree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Yeah. When I get down, I tell myself that even though the "thing" (whatever it may be) seems really depressing, the next day is most likely going to be better. A good friend once told me: Weeping may continue (or come, can't remember) into the night, but joy comes in the morning. Thanks, you just made me feel better!;D
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
I'm glad you like the poem!
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horsesrunfree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I feel like that, a lot. Man, for me that's true.
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you could relate.
Just remember, things can get better. :)
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Wallflowersnow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but i love it alot :)
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Wallflowersnow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mm
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Wallflowersnow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:')
i do that and ill start pulling on my hello kity hoodie to hide
a bump thats not even there and friendsys will snag it from
me those meanie heads :( so sad
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TheBTSliverWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   General Artist
Yep. It is hard. I did this to myself everyday when I was in school. I still do sometimes. But, then I catch myself. And I'm like, 'Seriously? You are strong and beautiful woman that has overcome all of this.' I had to deal with bullying in school from others. And I believed them to be right. But, every time I did something good, I remembered it, and cherished it. And I used it as a reminder that I am not what they say I am. I am better than what they say I am. Yes, their words were hurtful. But, I knew they were hurting on the inside about something as well, so they lashed out at others. Eventually, What they said didn't nearly hurt as much. I brushed it off, like dust on my shoulder. After that, I didn't care what people thought of me. Because, they didn't know me. They didn't know that I am very caring for others, even if they are the ones who bully me I would show them the kindness they wouldn't show me. They would be dumbfounded, and walk away.

Bullying needs to stop. Even if it is us bullying ourselves or others that are bullying other people.

Thank you for your poem. The world should read this poem. I believe it could open eyes.
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that my poem has been able to reach the hearts of many.
It is true, the sadness that enters others and ourselves is quite difficult to get rid of, and even harder to reach happiness once we've lived thinking in such a negative manner for so long.
I wish that the world could read my poem as well, for them all to know that they are not alone.
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TheBTSliverWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   General Artist
I agree.
I have a question. How do I upload stories and poems on DeviantART? I am currently trying to upload a poem of mine, however it is proving to be difficult. I went to Submit Art. It won't let me categorize it or anything. Am I doing it wrong?
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I do is go to submit art, and under the option that says 'upload a file' there is an option that says 'enter text'.
You click on that and it opens a type of writing page, and you write what ever you want to write, then click 'done' and you can continue with titling and the rest of the procedure from there.
But perhaps you need to put it in a different category, under literature and in 'poetry' or 'stories' or whatnot.
The submitting page is rather specific.
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TheBTSliverWolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
Okay. Thank you. I'll try it and see what happens.

Thanks Again!
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime.:)
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TheBTSliverWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   General Artist
It worked! lol Thanks again for the help!!
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
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frazzlethewolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great poem :)
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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frazzlethewolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. beautifully written.
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OnceInALongTime Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woah. The ending has blown my mind, this poem is very, very true. We beat ourselves up because "we aren't enough!" or "we make mistakes!" and all that. Sometimes, someone tells us we are stupid, we are useless, we are nothing. How are we the bully? We believe them.
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
Reality usually has the most of penetrating effects.
I just want everyone to see this and know that they are not alone.
I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.
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OnceInALongTime Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your very welcome. :)
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the link on your signature on a different poem and I thought, ok I'll read it. And I'm so glad I did! This is a great poem! It has a clean flow, great rhyme, and I clear message! Really well done. :clap:
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
It means a lot to me.
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah no problem!
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Sarzzz1618 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
You are Tots rite!
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We do it because we are comparing ourselves to others, which is good because it pushes us to better ourselves, but it's not supposed to make us hate ourselves. If you spend all of your time looking at the bad, you'll never see the good.

BTW, this poem is wonderful. :clap:
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
I've been trying to make relatable independent poems, and so far this is my best one.
However, I still need to work on creating poems with a more positive note...
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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That'd be nice, it's always rewarding to try somthing new. But if doing darker poems just comes to you more naturally, don't push you yourself too hard, or you might just get discuraged. I do that with my work sometimes. XD Anyways, good luck. :3
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will, and thank you!
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WolfStaronChild14 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It not you, its everyone coming at you and blaming you. You are stronger than them, they bully because they are more insecure than you, and therefore they covet that. Trust me, I used to be a bully myself , I've been in there shoes; Now I dedicate my life to help people that have becomoe stuck in this rut. I build up their confidence, and make them over come their [link] wether its one strong person, a bunch of people, their own parents or relatives, or themselves. If you want to stop feeling liek the bully of your own self, wich I can clearly see, come to the safe place :iconwildwolfwarriors:
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that song, I listen to it all the time.
Yeah, I guess it's just after you get so accustomed to hearing the words, they get stuck and won't come out no matter what.
But gradually, you find a way to replace them with positive words.
I'm glad many can come to understand.
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WolfStaronChild14 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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QueenofDoomyDoom Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Wow, this is powerful. As most of my friends, and I myself whose been there, this strikes the core. It's bad enough dealing with assholes at school, immature shits. But the worst insults always is from one's self. I still don't know if it's the bullies of flesh and blood that triggers your own monster inside, or just the stress of growing up and just plain depression, but it hits home.
Serious time over, you get a cookie :cookie:
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you are able to come at empathy with my feelings.
Many people also understand that no matter what the contribution, it always leads to nothing but self-hurt.
They're very hard to get out of your head as well, and once it's in your heart, it could be stuck there forever.
A psychologist once said that it takes 10 things to make a person smile, but 1 thing to make a person cry.
True story.
And thank you for the lovely comment,
And the cookie. :D
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh boy... I don't know about you, but if this poem doesn't scream the quote "We're our own worst critic", I don't know what does.

Yet, I'm pretty sure those words come from the magazines you may read or the rumours and bullshit people spread about you to begin with.

Often you think to yourself "Why can't I be like that buff dude in the fitness magazine?" or "What have I done to these people to make them hate me so much?"

It's rather sad when we begin to believe that we are completely worthless, that we have nothing to give and nothing to show off to the world.

At any rate, this is a wonderful piece that shows how detrimental life can be if you put yourself down... Hope to see even more! =)
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment, it meant a lot to me!
But it is true, isn't it?

And I promise, I will keep writing!
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure, really. And of course we tend to be our own worst critic.

Please do!
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whitesaber-31 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
wow... it's just like me.. bullying my own self with my own words... I feel you dude! good luck on your life
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mkay.
And you too!
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whitesaber-31 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
haha no problem xD and don't hug me too hard... i may suffocate from all of the hugging x3
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Dreamworld88 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
I can relate. I really like this poem.
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :iconsupertighthugplz:
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Tiffersinger Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is relatable. Word for word. It is a shame that we put ourselves through this!

Well written. Thank you for sharing! :hug:
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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wdnest Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful words.

It is horrid to understand this is what happens. I hope you can get positive words in there shortly.
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been trying to write more positive poems.
My most recents are 'Cobwebs And Dust' along with 'Path Of Innocence' and the three-sectioned poem story 'Silent Boy'.
It feels strange to write poems with a more positive tune, so it makes me feel a bit off... :/
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girlfromhellcomehome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
very relate able
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InvaderZIB13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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