A Poem by A Glow in the Pit of My Soul

finding out someone you care for does not seem to care about you anymore - or ever did at all.

I feel as though
my ribcage
is full of water,
my heart
waterlogged with worry
and slow-motion sinking -
the undertow takes hold and
scrapes it against
my barnacled bones.

Tatters of tissue, hopes, and dreams
are left behind
to dry up and wither away
(Everything goes away)

Strap a sail to my spine
and create a mast
but the current is much too strong
and there was no one
in the crow’s nest
to keep watch and warn
of danger ahead.
They must have jumped ship
long before your lore
had cannon-balled through my hull,
quickly forgetting
their promises to protect my precious cargo
(Everyone goes away)

A wave comes crashing down;
I gasp and gulp,
trying to keep the seaweed and debris
from sputtering between my cracked lips.

Lodged in the murky depths,
engulfed in blue-gray-green,
Soggy, dripping words-
smelling faintly of salt and sea-
(A sinking ship; you think of me.)

© 2015 A Glow in the Pit of My Soul

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Beautifully written. I am captivated. Your words are filled with strong emotions. You weild a mighty pen.

Posted 3 Years Ago

A Glow in the Pit of My Soul

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Thank you so much, RomaJ. That's so kind of you

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Added on January 21, 2015
Last Updated on January 21, 2015
Tags: description, ocean, ship, lost at sea, loss, heartbreak, losing friends


A Glow in the Pit of My Soul
A Glow in the Pit of My Soul


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