A kerosene from broken hearts
Has taken refuge in the cavity
Beneath the surface you once placed
Your tired head upon to rest–
The empty cavern of my chest
A potent mix
Of fractured things I cannot fix
Is soaking through the fabric of my dreams
And now, escaping through my pores
Is inundating me once more
As I kneel, willing on the floor
If this must be
The violent finality
Of pleading for a cause that no one sees
Then take the agony in me
And light it up–set it ablaze
As I dispel the dark in flames
V W, just a huge WOW!!!! One of your most achingly powerful poems yet. Perfectly metered with images that blow me away. I’m starting to be at a loss for words when it comes to your poetry, and the way it flows – which is so amazing. You are Master Poet!
:O I think you might have accidentally posted that on the wrong blog 😉
Thank you so much. Your encouragement has meant a lot to me. I appreciate your support. It is always extra meaningful to get compliments from someone with your immense talent. Thanks!
V W, ’tis you who has the “immense talent” – and I mean that with all my heart!
I am always being newly amazed by your apparently effortless ability to be simultaneously distraught and elegantly fluid and eloquent, Dispelling the darkness indeed.
Wow. I read that compliment twice–you have an elegantly magical way of commenting. Thank you for those extraordinarily poetic words of encouragement
So I succeeded in getting to read my compliment twice. Perhaps you may even belief it! 😀 I know you can have problems with praise.
Problems with praise? Not at all! As long as it is directed at someone else 😉
What happens if you stop trying not to absorb a compliment. Perhaps exploring this could be, though painful, salutary.
I do absorb it, but I must balance that with a healthy dose of moderation 🙂
I feel better to hear that. 🙂
VW…You,my friend,penned emotion!This is heartfelt,thought provoking,and beautiful 🙂
I should add,I twitted this to my followers.Thank you very much.
Wow! Thank you very much! I am grateful for your support. I must catch up on reading your excellent work soon 🙂
Another emotional, awesome piece of writing with vivid imagery! Wonderful, again, VW! 🙂
Thank you, Lauren
You never cease to amaze me with your fantastic way of artistically and beautifully tell emotions and thoughts. Thank you for again knocking me off my feet with your poetry and showing a bit of yourself ❤
Thank you for the kind feedback Lydia. I appreciate the encouragement 🙂
Hugs VW beautiful poem although the loneliness and bitterness has burnt the soul already…
You are very kind 🙂
sounds like a man that has absorbed much pain from others…reminds me of the Green Mile. Your a good man.
Am I? I am thankful for that generous assessment 🙂
Emotion is beautiful, even when hurtful ones… but to convey it in words is magical.
♥ you certainly accomplished that.
Thank you, my friend. I am glad to feel like I accomplished something 🙂
You are too generous 😀
Sometimes we do need to set our despair on fire in order to be cleanses. This is a high achievement, vampireheart, in the love lost genre!
Thank you, granbee!
The single soldier
He stands on the field
Unwilling to yield
His cause is his life
Achieved with or without strife
He will persevere
Even as his end draws near
His mind has no fear
His sword knows no arc
It cannot reach
And his armor
In his strength to believe
His goal he will achieve
“The violent finality
Of pleading for a cause that no one sees”
Those were the lines that spoke to me the most.
I admire your ability to create metaphors that mean so many things to so many people.
Thank you for sharing. It is always such an encouragement
so beautiful, powerful and sad, but in the end with hope…”as I dispel the dark in flames”
I appreciate the encouragement 🙂