The Shield

By Ivy

No need to point your finger at me

Just because I’m all you see.

Do not mistake my fury for hurt.

Yes, a broken shard can cut,

But just because I made you bleed

Do not think I am broken.

I’m not the victim you want to blame.

I’m not trying to put you to shame.

Because she was one way,

don’t think I’m the same.

Every blow you throw, I meet.

You hurt only yourself;

I am a shield.

Wise up.

Look at yourself.

Your mistakes will be short-lived

If only you stop repeating them.