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Empty Nightmare

The winds blow silently through my barren soul
Caressing and touching what is left of my core

I am locked so deeply inside of myself
That I am lost to this world

I stumble through my days
Then drift through my nights

On the outside you will never see
The rot that has devoured me

Cased in a beautiful aesthetic shell
I am pretty to look at but empty as a dry well

You may want to love me
But I will never love you

I have nothing inside of me to give
This is the nightmare in which I live


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  1. Date: 11/24/2010 10:01:00 AM

    Please continue to share your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Jenny. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/17/2010 8:55:00 AM

    Strong writing here. There's a touch of irony though on your second to last line..."I have nothing inside of me to give". I have to disagree. You give what every poet gives with each new poem, a piece of your heart & character for the world to see. Great job. -Drake
  1. Date: 11/17/2010 4:04:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Jenny. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you as a new member and us oldies also may enter. If you have questions please feel free to ask ANYONE here. We are ALL willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/16/2010 7:48:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. hope your time on Soup will be special and fun.. check out the contest page offered to members.. good luck with luv.. be blessed this happy day ...
  1. Date: 11/16/2010 4:42:00 PM

    Jenny, your empty nightmare is deep.. Enjoyed your poem sorry one has to feel empty inside,,, you will find it soon ,, have anice one,..p.d.

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