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damaged

is  my heart breaking?
i can't tell
in my silence 
i can't hear my heart yell

shouldn't this loss sorrow me?
can't i feel sadness to some degree
maybe it was the way you treated me
or the way you didn't treat me

could it have been something you said
or that something in your face i read

there was no absence of malice 
in some of the things you did
even then i never wished you dead

but wish you away
my heart i trust
into banishment
into a box where 
old forgotten things belong 

perhaps this is the best way
just leave me alone
let me fade away

i in my bitterness and lack of zeal
that thing you did
damaged the way i feel


(To Sharon)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 2/25/2010 3:49:00 PM
I can really associate with this one...thanks for the poem.
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Date: 12/2/2009 7:33:00 PM
I can feel the pain here. Well written...RdP
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Date: 12/2/2009 2:37:00 PM
Great dedication.Very well done how are you today?
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Date: 11/12/2009 6:17:00 AM
This one really touches home. Enjoyed the read
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Date: 11/7/2009 5:19:00 AM
Powerful emotional piece John, another delight to read >> James
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Date: 11/5/2009 9:42:00 PM
Time heals all wounds, John, and God sees u through the hard times .. this write is the first step to healing.. hurt is never easy but provides growth... keep a happy heart ... we have all been through similar situations and are here to help one another... be blessed...keep on writing too.. Linda-Marie, Poetess Extraordinaire' and Poetry Soup "Sweetheart" per HGarvey Daniel Esquire ..
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Date: 11/4/2009 9:08:00 AM
flush it again to be sure!!LOL
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Date: 10/30/2009 4:43:00 PM
Sad to feel so hurt. Keep writing. Sara
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Date: 10/30/2009 7:20:00 AM
Powerful and moving poety, John. Your feelings are clearly expressed in this painful but well written account. It is sad that we can be hurt (or hurt) each other so deeply and damage the way we feel about each other. I hope you are well! Love, Robin
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Date: 10/29/2009 7:13:00 PM
Great expression a pain felt in this piece. God Bless Phyl
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Date: 10/29/2009 5:57:00 PM
if this is not for real, John, You sure did a great job with this write making it seem so! I'll say one for you just in case. emotional and real to life.
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Date: 10/29/2009 11:41:00 AM
So very sorry John if this is indeed to do with you. If not you did an excellent job at portraying it as such. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/29/2009 8:45:00 AM
Very emotional piece. Thank you for sharing, John. Lainie
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Date: 10/29/2009 7:57:00 AM
The pain in this piece, cries out! Great expression and passion. ~ Carrie
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Date: 10/29/2009 5:18:00 AM
Hey john..lovin this poem and feel its emotion, it is so heartbreakin. Keep writin and if its about u ,hope u find your zeal again!
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Date: 10/28/2009 8:44:00 PM
John, I like your poem but it's so sad...hope you're not writing about yourself....Marty
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Date: 10/28/2009 4:21:00 PM
Great write John! Through sad situations we grow and learn. And you will not fade away because you chose to love! Peace, Audrey
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Date: 10/28/2009 3:53:00 PM
This is so sad,heartfelt John,,deep and touching--Charma
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