Nothing Left

Nothing Left

A Poem by revolution9

A phone call never haunted as much as this one did


He says he’s got nothing left to live for

Sometimes it’s to hard to wait for the next quick fix

He has become a stranger to some

But to others he’s still an inspiration

The golden boy who was going to go far


Then she came


She made him happier then anything else ever did

And ever will or so he thinks

He was stronger because of her

On top of the world

Holding the world

But that was several years ago


Then she broke his heart … two summers ago


Now we’re back to mid-summer

The memories return

Sleepless nights and late night phone calls to the open ears of best friends

The need to get sober, but without the will to pull through

The ghosts return and nothing can push them out


The lost and found has never been so hidden


We all bleed the same way he does

He’s not sure what he’s looking for, but he doesn’t want to look anymore

He’s looked in all the wrong places, but he has no will to overcome

Looking for the answers at the bottom of an empty bottle

Didn’t get him very far


All of this has brought us here


He’s searching for any sign of life within him

The creeping blindness shields him from seeing anything

He’s convinced there is not even a spark

Everyone has a reason to put the past away so why not him

All of this has brought us to this ledge


He says he’s got nothing left to live for


My screaming doesn’t seem to make him budge

You’re not alone

There is more to this life than this pain

You can make it out of this

I wish you would change your mind


To him it’s not worth it


Hold on if you feel like letting go

You don’t need to do it alone

I’ll never let you go

With his eyes glassy he kneels down in front of me

He breaks down to release the pain


I know you have something left to live for


© 2008 revolution9

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This piece really hit home with me for the simple fact it describes me after
my divorce, some of the thoughts expressed were dead on! Time will heal
some of the scars but Jesus will pull anyone from depths if we cry out for
help, speaking from a depth I didn't think I could come out from,
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 3 Years Ago

The poem has really touched my heart.... I know how it hurts when your beloved one cheats you... Keep writing more love poems... :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

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It is like you wrote my story. Most pain will go away, some will cause scars. But some pain never goes away an the scars are not seen for they dig deep inside us. Thank you for writing this.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Very moving. I don't know him, but I felt his pain.

Posted 7 Years Ago

nicely presented story in poetic prose. extremely realistc description of some one suffering from betrayal.He will need someone to have faith in him if he is to survive. bu beware of being caught on the rebound

Posted 10 Years Ago

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