Chained to the Void

Chained to the Void

A Poem by aj milton

My words - your interpretation..... My first ever poem (since infant school!)


You were designed by logic

I was created by emotion

Your joy is numbers, mine is words

Your world is black and white

Mine a pallet of possibilities

You are active and gregarious

I was relaxed and centred


Opposites attract and so we did

North and South slam together, hard to break

I could not stay away from your burning candle, consumed, aglow

Love is blind, intertwined, all joined, ecstasy, two become one and yet more

You made me whole, you helped me grow

You eased my ache


But that was then, another time, same place

Harmony dissolved and out of synch

And now I am worthless, oft ignored, no value, just a scoreboard

My heart still chained to an empty void

All is missing, I cannot break the link

© 2017 aj milton

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Relic's comment nailed it exactly.

Posted 1 Month Ago

I like the fact that you choose your words carefully and eliminate fillers. You depict a speaker who operates on emotion and yet can't affix that same character trait in someone who functions on reason and deduction.

Opposites do attract, but in terms of the heart, does not always satisfy the romantic players involved.

A fine poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago

kinda of a powerful write and intriguing. enjoyed

Posted 9 Months Ago

Indeed different values can compliment a relationship or not as the case may be. I guess it is how jealously one guards those values and whether or not one is willing and able to make concessions to difference rather than mirroring self in a false testament to safety and harmony? A poem to think to.

Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton,
This poem is a testament to the truth of the saying: "Opposites attract." She, a person, "active and gregarious," of "black and white" and "her joy in numbers."
You, "created by emotions," and a "pallet of possibilities," and "words," "relaxed and centered."
I see the lovly influence of this person: "you made me whole, you helped me grow
you eased my ache."
Life does continue on and hopefully the human heart and soul, in time find meaning and lessons learned. Letting go is a matter of steps forward and it is difficult but oh so necessary.
Please know that you will and are growing and becoming everyday as I hope your now gone loved one is as well.

Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your comments
My heart still chained to an empty void
All is missing, I cannot break the link

it has a nice flow :) your poem is not as sizzling as your stories lol .. but this is more relatable..

Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton

1 Year Ago

Thanks! writing gives me catharsis two different ways. The stories are escapism and the poems are pe.. read more

1 Year Ago

true :) i so agree with that...
poems i too feel are very personal..
That is just the way it is sometimes I am afraid. I am also truly glad to have stumbled upon these words of yours aj milton there is something a little special here....

Posted 1 Year Ago

I loved this. It has a wonderful flow, and carried me along. By the end I could feel the sadness of that last stanza. Nicely done.


Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton

1 Year Ago

Thank you !
Just a scoreboard... I felt like I was reading footnotes of my past... This hits hard to home, and the reality is... Black and white possibilities upon a stage of relaxed simplicity... Well... I do not the reality, but this was good, aha... Deeply penned...

Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your empathy!

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the journey... Truly...
Really loved this! On thing that slightly confused me was the combination of past and present tense in the first two stanzas before revealing that the relationship is in the past. If intentional then totally ignore this! Anyway very much enjoyed reading it!

Posted 1 Year Ago

aj milton

1 Year Ago

Thanks! glad you liked it. Yes the tense changes are sort of intentional to show my state of mind ch.. read more

1 Year Ago

Okay! Then I think it works!

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Added on January 2, 2017
Last Updated on January 2, 2017
Tags: unrequited, sad, poetry, poem


aj milton
aj milton

Hampshire, United Kingdom

I read mostly fantasy and sci-fi, but as an author I write mostly Adult Romance / Erotica fiction. I enjoy reading poetry which touches my heart, but I'm not a poet, so don't expect me to critique .. more..


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