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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 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

3 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

3 Months Ago

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



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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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So powerful! Especially the last verse!

Posted 2 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 2 Months Ago


A good portrayal of emotions. Nicely written and moving.

Posted 2 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 Months Ago

Thank you for both your compassion and review
Gee

3 Months Ago

Tis my pleasure.
That flowed so well!
I'm sure when you read it you find more and more of yourself.
I don't know what put you through tough times, but I am happy you created this poem!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading. Your review means so much
This is a powerful statement.to be damaged beyond repair.hopefully not too late to rise from the ashes.expressing this amount of pain takes a rare courage from inside

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 Months Ago

Thank you. I was a bit nervous to post, but if someone who reads it thought they were alone, and now.. read more
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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

GwenLark

3 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

3 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

3 Months Ago

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

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GwenLark

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom



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