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A shattered heart

A shattered heart

A Poem by InkSlinger

Praying in sleep’s last lucid nod

she lays down her heart to the night

drifting off into a hopeful dream

having long given up loves endless fight


Her only escape on the wings of change,

away from the world she knew

beating fervently, offered no flight

drifting solemnly, a sadness true


He wishes on stars

shooting about the night sky

in fields of long tall grass

where often, his dreams would die


Shattered hearts like puzzles

every piece, a place of its own

whispered promises meant so little

when she never returned home


Together a journey, they wander

unable to find love within

like soldiers marching to off a war

they never had a chance to win


Thrust upon them each, lies

unto an unblemished heart

shaded and jaded in jealousy

their dignity do they impart


If she only knew, his thoughts

Words, if he only said

the three that mattered most

she would be his instead.



© 2010 InkSlinger



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Aw, InkSlinger. Must you always make me cry, my dear friend. The fourth stanza and the last stanza just about killed me. This time, thankfully, I had a box of tissues by my computer when the tears started to flow. You write beautifully and your words always seem to come from my soul. I love this poem even though it broke my heart.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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I feel as though the depth to this was a spiral into depression. I hope that makes sense. I am still reeling from it and still in wonderment over its heartbreaking words.

Posted 6 Years Ago


oh, if only, but i wonder sometimes how many times those two cam come together and still fall apart

Posted 6 Years Ago


i like this others should read it instead of being the way they are

Posted 6 Years Ago


seriously why are people afraid of saying it , that wall of silence they expect wish to break down ...

Posted 6 Years Ago


bittersweet! i love it1

Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tap dancing Christ.
Sad and moving, like two tin men. Right next to each other and not the sense between em to be together.

Ugly and sad. Welcome to the family.


Posted 6 Years Ago


0 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is the first of yours I have read..and I must say I am very impressed..I read it more than one time it felt so right with your wording..Valentine

Posted 6 Years Ago


Unfourtunatley in life we all have had a broken heart in one time of our life. This poem is well expressed! Thanks I enjoyed it

Posted 6 Years Ago


BEAUTIFUL! Youre a great writer!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


You have a great way with words. A very sad poem, but the way you worded it, the words you chose and how you used them was simply amazing. Well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on December 26, 2010
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Tags: love, loneliness, hope, dreams

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InkSlinger

Out there, somewhere.., NH



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