The past only an arm’s length away
A glimmer of what once was
still shines briefly in the darkness
where you now reside
Savagely robbed of love far too soon
A life taken. Snuffed out like a candle
Leaving your body paralyzed, unable to move
As if limbs had been amputated
How can a heart still beat when broken?
Thrown so cruelly into
the dark corners of the mind
where questions will go unanswered
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I think hearts beat being broken because there still is hope somewhere.
That is the only way to look at it ☺️
Beautifully written! Great closing lines!
Thank you Dwight ☺️
A broken heart is a heavy burden to carry. Thanks for joining in.
Thank you Grace ☺️
A hidden feeling of strong emotions. Great❤
Thank you Alaina ☺️
I’m sorry, autocorrect changed your name to Alaina
It’s ok. I can understand
You capture the broken heart feeling we all have experienced i some way when we reach a certain stage.
Thank you so much 😊
‘How can a heart still beat when broken’ ~~ I know this emotion / the answer for me was time / seemed it would never / could never end. Your poem is beautifully composed.
Thank you Helen. I’m happy you found your way through it ❤️
These tragic experiences. How does the heart heal? An unanswered question indeed.
Thank you Merril. With time and forgiveness in our broken hearts, perhaps. If that’s ever possible 😢
Beautiful and haunting
Thank you Shashi ☺️
Your poetry finds its way…it goes where other verse does not, and finds its way to say the tragedy felt, seen, experienced.
Thank you Ain. As you know too well we are constantly reminded of the daily atrocities in The Ukraine and we cannot help but feel and ponder their excruciating and unnecessary pain of loss.
Oh such an evocative poem Christine
Thank you Sadje. I always appreciate your kind words 🤣❤️
You’re most welcome