The sounds of the crowds around me, drowning

My thoughts. I ought not to be fraught with

Jealousy, indelibly. To hell with me;

To hell with them. Endlessly rendering

Judgment and grudges, uttering loveless

Orgies of words. Gorging on stories that are more or less

Lies that are cited as wise. Their eyes always dry

For they never endeavor 

To see clearer, to look in a mirror.

It uncovers the ugliness deep under

Their makeup. Won’t wake up to face up to

The truth.

Shutting out the loud mouths of the crowd with a 

Bullet and gun,

And I’ll be the one to pull it; I’m done.

Excerpt from Like A Mousetrap Book 2: A Glimpse into a Family About to Snap

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

3 thoughts on “Bullied

  1. Well done. I wrote a column about a young African-American in a small town in Illinois and the bullying she endured until her father snapped one day. The bullies came at me with all their hate. The more we can expose them, the better society will be. Thank you for this well written piece.

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