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The Eclectic Pen - Broken-Hearted

By: Claudia (BrokenWing)   + 21 more  
Date Submitted: 9/22/2008
Last Updated: 9/22/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 148

  I wake to a pillow soaked
with sorrow,
Tangled in my dreams of him.

So the grey, rainy day begins,
though the forecast predicted sun.
If only it were over.

I wrote him poetry,
fashioned him gifts made
by my own loving hands.
He made me happy
for a short while,
made love to me
with words
tender and sensual,
healed my wounded soul
and made me whole again.

I trusted him with my
innermost feelings,
stripped myself bare;
He trampled my
gentle heart underfoot.

I thought I'd found a
kind and sensitive
kindred soul.
Now he's always
too busy
or tired
to talk to me.
That he no longer
wants me
is agonizingly clear.

Life is so desolate
without my lover
and best friend.
How did I
drive him away?
Did I love him
too well?

Said he loved me.
Who was I kidding,
imagining he cared?
A Performance
worthy of an oscar.

Now his icy indifference
cuts me to the marrow.
His absence left
so huge a void in my soul
my thoughts echo.

Iím splintered into
a thousand jagged shards.
Rejected by
both men
in my life,

The man with
the power
to make me
possessed the power
to destroy me.

He did.

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Claudia (BrokenWing) - 9/22/2008 10:41 AM ET
As always, I welcome your comments: positive or negative.
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 9/22/2008 7:42 PM ET
Your piece made me feel the raw exposed hurt only crushed love can give. I'm sorry for the pain that came about to write it but it is very good and it made me really 'feel' quite a bit.
Nancy S. (hollyhockgirl) - 10/8/2008 2:45 PM ET
I agree there's a lot of feeling in this piece and heartbreak. However, in reality, a woman should never allow a man to have that power. Women must make themselves happy and then find somone who can share that. One doesn't "drive" them away, they make a choice.
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