Missing

Missing

A Poem by GwenLark
"

When a part of you leaves and isn't coming back

"

What is sad is that

I feel nothing.


I was damaged so young

And when I was so vulnerable,

When love was a necessity,

A requirement,

A need;

Rather than a want.


I no longer feel anything

Other than anger,

Other than rage,

Other than emptiness.


Society deemed it necessary to feel sorrow,

So I wore the facade of sorrow,

The mask of mourning

Although was numb;

Inside and out.


In fact,

I relish the sorrow.

It is the only realm of emotion that I feel at home in,

Safe in.

It is a realm I have wandered so many times before

With leaden steps.


I know exactly what to say,

How to carry myself,

How to act

Without fear of reprisal.


But that is all it ever is;

An act.


In honesty,

Perhaps I have always been

Half a woman,

Half a person;

Half a soul.


© 2017 GwenLark



Author's Note

GwenLark
I have never tried poetry before, but I like to challenge myself to new things. Please let me know what you think

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Dear Gwen, your poem is brilliant and deeply moving. It touches my heart. It speaks of a place where I have been. I do not know if this is your experience, but I recognize the sad truth in your eloquently expressed apathy, the detachment that covers the bleeding wound-" I no longer feel anything." The last three lines, with such effective repetition of "Half", poignantly depicts the brokenness felt. Real, honest, horrific. Thankfully, victims of abuse can access treatment to 're-attach' their emotions positively. Brava to you for giving these victims a voice with your relevant and important poem. Keep writing!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much! I have never tried the medium of poetry before and it is wonderful to hear from s.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

9 Months Ago

You are very welcome and very talented Gwen! It's amazing that this is your first try at poetry. You.. read more
GwenLark

9 Months Ago

You have completely made my day, Annette! Thank you!



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Again as my comments below still today I feel.
thanks for entry into the competition i ran, i like your writing a lot thanksx

Posted 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

12 Hours Ago

Thanks so much for revisiting
i understood your poem and praise it, its very moving and deep
thanks so much for entering my greatest fear competition, take care, it was very good

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much
This is so beautiful and moving to read. It speaks so true of mourning and grief. How after losing someone so important in your life, you seem to just forget how to feel. Everything is numb and you just kind of phone it in for everyone around you. And when the wave of overwhelming sadness and sorrow hit is is welcome because at least it is something besides the numbness. I absolutely love this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


You nailed your poetry try!

If this stamina continues in you...you can be a strong person to fight with storms...as you got strengthend at the last..(I could feel)!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

1 Week Ago

Thank so much
Tahsin.Z

1 Week Ago

Welcomed already!😊
loved the theme of the poem .
"Half a woman,

Half a person;

Half a soul."
loved these lines and the usage of half in a deep sense

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So powerful! Especially the last verse!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Not only is your writing great, but you are also good in conveying feelings through them. Powerful emotions put in this simple but elegant piece; who would have thought that you've never tried poetry before? You have this talent of reaching and moving your readers. Dear, you really are a natural.

Keep writing. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


A good portrayal of emotions. Nicely written and moving.

Posted 9 Months Ago


I so relate to this poem. It's a sad and yet wonderfully expressed work. I enjoy your writing style. Thank you for sharing this!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading.
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Gee
I'm sorry for your past, it seems far to many suffer when children. Extremely moving, very well penned.


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

9 Months Ago

Thank you for both your compassion and review
Gee

9 Months Ago

Tis my pleasure.

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GwenLark
GwenLark

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom



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