Joseph A. Pinto

#barflypoet & author of dark fiction


DULLED

I need to listen closely—
the pain you share
should be sharp yet
comes delivered dull, spoken
at the price of a worn tongue;
how it rends me to hear you
recall the worst of all you have been;
I sit quietly
listening to your soft grace
betrayed by the broken
fragments of your words:
I can’t ever glue you back together
but I can hold you in my hands.

© Copyright 2014 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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15 thoughts on “Dulled

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Sheri! 🙂

  1. Michelle DeLavergne says:

    So true in my life today

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Michelle 🙂 Thank you for reading…but I do hope that you’re feeling better 🙂

  2. A sad and beautifully written poem, Joe! An excellent piece. :]

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Nina! :}

  3. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    what a beautiful thought within sadness…
    )0(

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

  4. Tony Hunt says:

    the sharper the cut, the more dull the pain….

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Tony 🙂 Your words ring so true, my friend…

  5. Magenta Nero says:

    poignant and beautiful, the last lines are brilliant

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      *bows humbly* Thank you, Magenta 🙂

  6. “spoken at the price of a worn tongue”

    That’s going to stay with me.

  7. Joseph Pinto says:

    Excellent! I have done my job, then lol Thank you, Renae! 🙂

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