April 18, 2013
There is a new emptiness
I feel,
Not as subtle as was
before, but
So strong I cannot describe the
Hollowness of it.
I want to be happy with someone
But I am still wondering, Who?
As I sit on the floor,
Thunder rumbling in the distance,
And rain pounds at my window pane
I wonder:
“Are you thinking of me?”
Is this hurting you; as much as it is
Hurting me?”
You are beginning to fade
Each day the conversation is less and less:
Finally, you are letting go.
I am so torn.
One part of me wants you
And the other is tugging at my soul,
dry, hushed whisper,
Echoing your past mistakes,
Crooning them in my ear,
Persuading me to let go.
That voice has become familiar for a while now.
It is the voice of knowing,
That was right all along.
Perhaps if I had listened I wouldn’t be so…

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Fallenoutofgrace said...
May 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm
You jusy made my chest and heart ache so touching and the emotions where intense amazing job and toatally relatable keep it up 5/5 you earned it
wordnerd54 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:49 am
Oh man, that poem just made my heart ache.  Beautiful job - I can so relate to this (I'm sure anyone can.)  You really captured that feeling when you want to still be with the person, but you keep hearing the "dry, hushed whisper/echoing your past mistakes/crooning them in my ear."  Thank you for writing this - it's awesome.
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