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Love Hurts - a shanzi

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Love Hurts - a shanzi

hairy white hands
clenching into fists

jaw tightening quick
I step backwards

his eyes throwing 
sparks my breaK-ing 
nose, my broken heart

For the "Shanzi" contest

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 9:43:00 AM
    an oldie,, and wow this is a powerful statemant...

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 9:11:00 AM
    A very strong poem in a short form, Susan. Nicely penned.

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 5:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Joann's "Shanzi" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Susan congrats on your win, now this is something else, I love it..David

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:43:00 AM
    WAY TO GO on your well deserved win, Susan. Awesome!

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:31:00 AM
    Your poems always grip my heart. Love should never hurt. Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:20:00 AM
    Susan - I hope you have not drawn from personal experience; tragic. These past two are heartbreaking. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 3:15:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 8:05:00 AM
    Congrats Susan on your win!Enjoyed the read!

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 5:24:00 AM
    congrats Susan on an amazing win for this incredible write.. feeling the essence of your words luv..

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 4:09:00 AM
    A very expressive write Susan, Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 12:01:00 AM
    when repaired,sometimes, broken hearts beat more boldly - expression keeps you alive, thanks - J.A.B.

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:15:00 PM
    You sure make this guy sound creepy, Susan, with those hairy white hands. Jeepers! A great way to portray a violent relationship!! I was happy to get your recent comment and see you here. Yep, it's been a bit dead lately!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:42:00 PM
    wow so revealing Susan as u describe the worst abuse luv.. best wishes.. a heartbreaker.. thankxx so very much for ,my win in your Forgotten contest so honored u enjoyed my words from first hand experience with the kids and seniors in my part of town.. it is sad to see them so down and forgotten luv

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 12:22:00 PM
    rich expressions with pained notes yet beautifully crafted,susan... winning huggs!.. thanks for my placement in your forgotten contest... it was a sad poem too!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Hi BES hope your ok, liked this, good luck in the comp, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Powerful! Thank-you for sharing!~Tammy~

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:33:00 PM
    Lol..good see... good luck... you see..pd

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 7:34:00 PM
    your brutal! but i guess violence is also; i have to give you a pass.

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 5:41:00 PM
    ouch! great poem, though - hope it's fiction. good luck in the contest!