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Below is the poem entitled PAINFUL GOODBYES which was written by poet Madelin Barton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Cold body nestles itself in
A cozy warm blanket
Under the spell of a swaying moon
I lose myself in this empty room

Surrounded by darkness
Memories of you that once swoon
Slowly begin to fade
As the hollowness inside
Insists on keeping me awake

Distance so cold
Seeps into my bones as desolate tears
Have penned in my soul
Painful verses and prose

So much time has gone by
I search to find small
Glimpses of our lives entwined
I can no longer make out your face
But a part of me keeps searching to find you anyway

Come morning
I will curse my own life
For who says half dead
Is the same as being alive

So many times I try to wish you away but
For me, it's like you never left my side

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:19:00 AM
    Hey thanks for the cooments, ans this is an amazing poem! so much passion, I loved reading it. 'I can longer make out your face; but a part of me keeps searching to find you anyway' i love that line> good work!

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 3/1/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you and Your welcome Wade I really enjoyed reading your poetry it tugs at the heart strings to see men be so genuine don't lose that -Maddie
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 10:41:00 PM
    Such passion you have; you must have loved this person with a tender heart easily broken. your heart seems still to be fond. I was deeply moved in your telling and humbled by your masterful interpretation of love lost. I shall enjoy reading more of your poems.

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 3/1/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I did very much so...I still do I always have always will...Love changes but it doesn't die it just redirects Thank you for commenting on my poetry -Maddie
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem well done. .......Seren

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton
    Date: 2/28/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much - Maddie as Ninny Threadgoode once quoted from one of my fav. films A heart can be broken, but it will keep beating just the same It's true we are where we need to be :) and as we grow so will our chances of finding what we really want I believe that wholeheartedly