That was funny, I got caught out really badly by a mental habit! But I dunno if I would like to be called "baby" either, unless it was a woman my age and then I'd take it as a compliment. Anything from a woman my age, I will take as a compliment.
Thanks for your comments on my poem "Quiet she was".I have indeed took on board what you said about the astericks. They're now gone.
In answer to your confusion; I'm glad you noticed the pattern of the "yea, well" person biting her lip/nails to the last verse. No the beaten girl and the bystander are not the same. What happened is the bystander is so filled with guilt she them turns into the beaten girl (AKA very quiet and withdrawn).
Anyhoo, thanks a lot for reading and commenting. Will return the favour some time.
(I'm glad the baby was metaphorical in "Stillborn" but I'm not the only one who tripped up on that. I guess it's the title that gets the idea of a dead baby into the readers head.)
Haha You've been here for 111 days. That's awesome.
Anyway, thank you for the wonderful comment. I'm really glad you liked it. Even I was intimidated by the long lines at first too. And I know that some of them don't seem to make sense, but it's the only way I can describe things.
But yeah, I really loved the comment. You brightened my day.