Another Ugly Duckling

There once was an ugly duckling

who slit her wrists open.

Everyone had thought

calling her a bitch

would be great fun.


She didn't.



The blood came gushing from her veins

as she lay in the bath.

She let it all go;

it was all over;

over at last.


She felt free.



They had made her a Facebook page:

“Angela loves pussy”.

Angela is gay

so all her friends turned

into bullies.


They hurt her.



She spent her days feeling worthless.

They wouldn't leave her be.

All those words stung her

and poisoned her poor,

fragile, psyche.


All that hate.



She felt like an ugly duckling.

The words she heard weren't nice.

So now she bathes in

a bath of her blood.

A precious life.


She's a swan.


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tony sheridan

Sun 20th Jan 2013 18:52

Keep on writing. Take care, Tony.

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Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:11

Harsh, and brutal, and a sad indictment of the society we have become.


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Yvonne Brunton

Fri 18th Jan 2013 23:37

The horrors of social network sites laid bare
it makes cowardly bullies and tragic victims of so many.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:30

(last two lines)...she glides on a lake of blood..sail swan,sail on....?

That image just appeared telepathically
in the heads of we old turkey knecked two.xx

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Thu 17th Jan 2013 09:12

A contemporary take on the Ugly Duckling the that is unapologetic & straight to the point. Thanks for sharing.

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