The Last Hurt


The Last Hurt


When were you last hurt

I don’t just mean let down

or disappointed

I mean really hurt

The kind of stabbed in the

Back hurt

You told me about this morning

The twisted knife in the gut hurt

You once frequently referred to

When were you last hurt


Come on baby tell me

Hey did I just call you baby

I bet that stings a bit

Have you ever been in agony

I doubt it

I don’t just mean a niggle

Or an ache

I mean abject misery

No I thought not

Never mind it will find you

Believe me you have earned it






  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 2nd, 2019 04:41
  • Comment from author about the poem: Ouch
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  • sylviasearcher


    This is what I say to myself every morning lol.

    Not sure I got it though?

    As if it is about being hurt I should not make light of it.


    I always struggle with vengeance and retribution though. I would never want another to feel misery I would always try and absolve that as much as I could. Even if that person causes me abject misery.

    Of course then there is another way I could read this too.

    I think I have a hangover, sorry.

    • Neville

      this is an oldie.. a bit like me really... I much appreciate your detailed response my friend...

      • sylviasearcher

        Yeah sorry about that.

        Note to self...

        Don’t upset Neville.

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        Great write Neville although I always find the pain we have (When we have it) it the worst pain in the world don't you?
        I guess there is always someone worse off than us?

        • Neville

          absolutely spot on Andrew and thanks for taking a moment to leave ya mark here.. tis always appreciated and muchly so... N

        • Michael Edwards

          Great write and I just love the last line. M

          • Neville

            Thank you Michael

          • orchidee

            I'll hurt ya - continually. Hurt ya ears that is. But how? Well, I'll just sing. Then they'll hurt me in return, so I'll never be able to sing again. I can't give details of what they'll do to me. I will only make myself swoon.
            I just popped in to post this waffle. lol

            • Neville

              thank you for visiting my page .. 🙂

            • Fay Slimm.

              Wow- - this must come from the core of one who has suffered real hurt that takes a while to get over, if ever - - I know - - - - only a quick read for me at the weekend but those last couple of lines went close to the cause of a breaking or broken relationship and stung me to comment. Brave and honest those lines my friend

              • Neville

                as ancient as the hills.. or very near my friend and so much water under the bridge has flowed... I just thought an airing might be in order... cheers muchly my friend x

              • SerenWise

                Nicely written, very personal feel

                • Neville

                  bless ya and true... ta for the visit my friend... Neville

                • MendedFences27

                  Sooner or later heartbreak finds us all. Love's darker side leaves a lifelong mark. We try to remove it, to hide it, to rid ourselves of it in any way possible Yet it remains. Knowledge, that the other will one day suffer the same fate lets us balance out our lives. At least the knife gets removed. Nice poem of recovery this. Enjoyed its small taste of vengeance. - Phil A.

                  • Neville

                    Many thank you's Phil and particularly for the detailed and well reasoned comments you left behind... Much appreciated and then some.. Neville

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Such a strong write Neville, those hurts can really affect us but I am so glad that it was a while ago and your life appears to be back on a smooth course. We all have those hurts but we also have had the time to get over them.

                    • Neville

                      Thank you sir... much appreciated ... Neville

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