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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Those ending lines really resonated with me, 'another time, same place' and 'still chained to an empty void' in particular. The emotion you captured is strong, and as you said in your comment it leaves room for the reader's interpretation. I find writing poetry so difficult and have admiration for people who can! Well done here.

Posted 2 Years Ago

You compared the two characteristics of the people real well. I like the last few lines the most.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Enjoyed the read! You convey opposites characteristics well. The ending was realistic for there's nothing saying the attraction will last. Tyfs!

Posted 2 Years Ago

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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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