Gutted Like A Fish


You always did know how to hurt me

Slay me open like a trout

Sometimes you'd unleash your fury

Not even knowing what it was about


Half-truths and lies have

gotten us to the here and now

You've hurt me so bad 

I've got to be healed somehow.


Really being cut so deep I wonder

why I don't just bleed everywhere?

But I am so much stronger than that

Although I might shed a tear here or there


I want to take the high road

and be a real sister to you

So I will this time but if it

happens again, we are through


  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 3rd, 2023 07:33
  • Category: Forgiveness
  • Views: 32
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.


  • sorenbarrett

    Such a plea of pain and anguish. Gutted is vivid and brutal. We all are hurt by others that we allow into our lives. I'm sure that when properly prepared you will make a wonderful dish. (just kidding)

    • Christina8

      Thank you soren!! I appreciate your thoughtful comments as always!

    • Mello

      wow, well written

      • Christina8

        Thank you Dreamer, much appreciated!!

      • orchidee

        KP said the same to me - being the Chairperson of The Old Trout Club, with all her botox! lol.
        (Aww, I'm horrible to her. lol).

        • Christina8

          You are nuts Steve! lol Thanks for the read and reply!!

        • Neville

          this must surely rank amongst your best yet .. if it don't work out, I know a couple of good hit men ..

          • Christina8

            Oh you're terrible! But thank you for the kind read and compliment!!

          • Bella Shepard

            This miscreant is fortunate to have another chance, and doesn't understand what will be lost if he blows it. I love your strength dear friend.

            • Christina8

              Thank you so much Bella, it really means a lot!

            • Goldfinch60

              Such strength shown in your words Christina.


              • Christina8

                Thank you Andy, it is most appreciated!!

              • L. B. Mek

                In the face of grace, we're all
                angelic and empathy, advocates
                it be in those, trenches of life
                when our trust is distorted
                and our hope, tainted n warped
                by those we hold so dear, that
                our true bravery is revealed;
                the power to forgive, to afford
                a second chance in the name
                of love's, humane
                is a quality so rare
                in our, @ # ghosting for no reason
                I laud the humanity in your words
                and the intellect of your empathy
                thank you for sharing, dear Poet
                may karma reward your bravery

                • Christina8

                  Thank you, thank you thank you!! LB you have made my day!! I so appreciate the review and the kind encouraging words. I really needed that. 🙂 Christina

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