sweet nothing


  • Lost Love

    sweet nothing

    a thousand times this scene has played
    stuck inside the bed we've made
    where dying love is thus portrayed
    promised love again betrayed

    her broken heart is calling out
    first a whisper then a shout
    rejected and consumed by doubt
    but always she will go without

    with cold backs turned to one another
    desperate need kept under cover
    little light so quickly smothered
    indifference is a shitty lover

    trying to remove my mask
    so vulnerable to have to ask
    as thought it were some mundane task
    to let me in your love-light bask

    what was offered you was sweet
    but your denial is complete
    my exiled heart in shamed retreat
    will only ever taste defeat

    tracks of silent tears I've wept
    stain the pillow where I slept
    though the vows were always kept
    long ago I should have left

    all these years you've made me bleed
    punished me for feeling need
    love should never have to plead
    or self-expression so concede

    lessons learned, but not forgot
    your apathy has taught a lot
    your love will not again be sought
    it was always all for naught

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    jademelissa74 commented on sweet nothing


    OMG! Each line screams out the burning passion in which you write. I can truly appreciate the last stanza. You have a way to reel in such devotion from the reader to be applied to your writings. I love the way this poem felt within. You are absolutely GREAT!

    fallenangel74 commented on sweet nothing


    I love your writing! I seem to be a hard one to make cry but this one got to me and made it happen. I've felt everything you wrote about. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    ginga commented on sweet nothing


    wow I have goose bumps knowing how many of us coop these feelings up for years. This is a scary-good poem. Ginga

    connsk8 commented on sweet nothing


    You could have written this about my first marriage tenderpoison but there is no way I could have ever put it into the words that you have, but you have touched upon the sadness and the longing and the rejection like I never could, it is as if we lived each others lives, and we both deserve a 10 just for enduring on...

    Deckard commented on sweet nothing


    the ryhming is excellent and the content is very strong. this is one of the better pieces I've read since joining recently. I will be reading more of your work.

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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