Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


Do you remember that day you shushed me?
Silk finger on my lips stilling…
my pulse.
Clouds fell and you
caught them, dabbed
tears from my eyes, stole the
sun’s rays, stabbed them
through my heart.
Mercy killing, so was whispered…
still I,
I could not talk, not
with your fist down my
windpipe, sweet charm tearing
me apart.
I should have thanked you, admitted
you were never
to blame.
Still I,
I was the quiet one
and you,
you so insane.

Ā© Copyright 2013 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

13 thoughts on “CONVINCE YOURSELF

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much! šŸ™‚

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      *bows* Thank you Debra!

  1. Daydreamer says:

    I love it…reminds me of someone.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much šŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful… honestly. :}

  3. Joseph Pinto says:

    Hi Nina! Thank you very much! :} I wrote this some time ago and interestingly enough, I didn’t think it would resonate with many. I’m quite happy you’re among the exception :}

  4. katzpyjamas67 says:


    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you so much!! šŸ™‚

      1. katzpyjamas67 says:

        You’re welcome!

  5. Resonated deeply within! Loved…. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      No, thank you for reading!! šŸ™‚

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