Quiet Poetry Lounge : a heart shattered

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A heart shattered

    Slivers of resentment
    Masked my
    Discontent

    Like humpty dumpty
    It all fell down

    Crashing

    A patchwork of
    Frayed emotions
    Strewn across cluttered fields
    Spilled out
    The foils of an aching heart

    The creech, creech, creech as my heart broke
    Brought increasing agony as each nerve ending woke
    And the horrid stench of sordid blues
    Gave rise to the filth of the sins I chose

    There was a tortured cry from an aching soul
    For the tales, the deceit, and the lies I’ve told

    When day break came and my pain did not cease
    I prayed for forgiveness but it brought little relief

    With splintering shards splayed across the floor
    The wailing of my heart screamed once more

    As chasms and fissures began to grow
    And the splintering sound of cracking grew
    It overwhelmed the silent winds that blew
    Erasing the happiness I once knew

    ‘Til heartbreak no longer filled the air
    No misery and anguish. No feigned despair

    Shattered

    A million pieces of puzzlement

    I followed the light that mingled in the east
    Met damaging shards of emotional grief
    (I had inflicted on me)

    There was no relief
    No…shred of hope or sacred belief
    No peace to pacify my weary soul
    No stories told of long ago romance
    No chance for happiness
    No mo’
    Will fantasy-filled dreams infect my soul
    …corrupt my day

    I am held sway by Hell’s wicked beast
    Without relief

    Never again
    Shall I be
    FREE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    traped
    captured
    shattered
    taken
    wow this was like real life and stunning
     
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    Brother Poet Baller,

    This piece went down slow but not easy...felt the subject's anguish and grief engulf him as he revealed himself to him. Little is more real than this piece. Bravo, my friend. Thank you for sharing.
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANK YOU, poets. a poet's one wish is that his words touch someone deeply.

    Each sliver and shard
    Of this shattered heart
    Ached
    Pulsated
    As it waded through despair’s many levels
    But despair’s hunger was unabated
    By a Shattering heart’s woes
    Its parts Weary of waiting
    For its feeding
    (…for its hunger to be fed)
    Each sliver dreads
    Its path to
    Unhappiness
    Its quest for joy
    Denied
    Each sliver tried
    To close open Nerve endings
    But Pretending No pain Proved painful itself
    So…It wept
    Tears of cleansing rains
    But despair knew no Pain
    Again
    The slivers throbbed
    Robbing me of peace
    My thirst for sanity Denied
    With each tear wept
    …each moment I crept
    Closer to the precipice Of despair
    Was it fair?
    This instrument of Unhappiness
    That dressed me so…
    Completely?
     
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    PoeticChi19 Member MEMBER

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    wow, I thought you were talented before but this drives that fact home. Your work has this air of effortless talent that is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the kind words...but it's far from effortless.:)

    the river floweth
     
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