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

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register

Featured Review

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 7 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


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 7 Years Ago

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

Posted 7 Years Ago

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

Posted 7 Years Ago

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

Posted 7 Years Ago

bittersweet! i love it1

Posted 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 Years Ago

BEAUTIFUL! Youre a great writer!!

Posted 7 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 7 Years Ago

First Page first
Previous Page prev
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


32 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on December 26, 2010
Last Updated on December 27, 2010
Tags: love, loneliness, hope, dreams



Out there, somewhere.., NH

I write... therefore I am... Life comes with no guarantees, warranties, or manuals. Just live it the best way you know how!! There are no stupid questions in life, so ask for help when you need it... more..


Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..

Broken Broken

A Poem by OT

Checkmate Checkmate

A Poem by OT

Pieces Of String Pieces Of String

A Poem by OT