Sitting Alone

July 24, 2012
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Sitting alone
In a darkened room.
Knees hugged to my chest,
My breath coming in raw gasps of air.
A tear trickles down my cheek slowly,
Appreciating every second of its journey.

I close my eyes,
The pain is too much to bear.
You left me here.
This is where I saw you last.
I still smell,
The smells of our past.
I smell the lilies
You gave me that night.
The smell is overpowering,
Surrounding me in a deafening circle.
The aroma hurts my nose,
I could taste them in my mouth.
Those lilies you gave me were white-
Like the white of a cloud.
A meaningless, cloud.
Then, the lilies’ perfume was sweet and dainty,
Now the scent haunts me like a devil.

That night we sat here
In this very room.
The night we danced
By the open window.
I can almost feel the chilly breeze
Whispering in my ear, now.
On a night like tonight,
The full moon shines
The only light in the room.
It shines on the wall behind me.
That night was a full moon too.
One of your hands was at my waist,
The other at my shoulder.
The sound of a melody
Playing in the background.
It sounded like a lullaby,
With the rhythm of tip-toe, tip-toe.
I remember laughing at us
Dancing by the open window.
Then you kissed me.

I open my eyes.
Pain is shrieking in my heart,
Thundering in my skull.
Angry bullets dance their way in the pit of my stomach,
Making a dreadful knot appear.
You left me here.
Lilies blur my vision,
And I want to cry,
But I can't remember how.
The scent making me in dizzy,
The pain squeezing me into a tight, small ball.
The moonlight flashing through the open window
A reminder of what happened.
A dreadful, traumatizing reminder.

I want to get up,
Break the window glass,
Ruin and destroy the only evidence of you.
But I forget how.
Everything is slipping away...
Where are you?

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Aderes47 said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm
I really like this poem, it could have many different stories, but what is the story that you want to tell? What I like about your poetry is that it has great imagery and a great sense of emotion!
so_joy replied...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Thank you! I was writing about a girl who was left by the love of her life, and she's trying to get over it, but she can't because all the memories keep on flooding her mind. I tried to convey as much emotion as possible.
IMAdreamer said...
Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm
oh my gosh, i feel like this is crying on its own! it is powerfully emosional, way to write!!
so_joy replied...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:15 am
Thank you!!
Queen25 said...
Aug. 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm
this is a wonderful poem! i love the way you describe the emotion in this poem.
so_joy replied...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Thank you!
Aduke9 said...
Aug. 8, 2012 at 9:17 am
Beautiful and so full of emotion.
so_joy replied...
Aug. 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Thank you!
Zero_Black said...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 10:50 am
. . . amazing. wow, it was REALLY incredible! the imagery and the vocabulary were awesome, the emotion of the narrator and the personification of the tears, the wind, the pain . . . i'm almost speechless, that was great! keep writing awesome things like this!
sbets replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Thank you!
writer3499 said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:09 am
This really great! Super intense and awesome!
sbets replied...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Thank you!
vivig4ever said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm
gave me chills(: keep writing
sbets replied...
Jul. 30, 2012 at 7:59 am
Thank you!
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