Void

Void

A Poem by Guardian
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Another poem inspired by my mother.

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Void

How do you fill a void,
a gaping hole in the heart?

How can you find a lost piece of yourself,
an essential fraction of the whole?

My heart and soul cry for help,
yearning for a cure and an answer,
to the void.

My heart is scarred,
my soul worn out.
The light is framed by darkness.
I long for what I cannot have,
a thing that was torn away.
Tears roll down my cheeks
as I shout my lamentations to the sky.

Is it a dream, my heart hopes,
but I’m afraid that it is not.
It is as real as this world can be.
This harsh, cruel world.

Through the darkness,
the light shines bright.
A fire driven by determination,
resting at the center of my being.

Fueled by my friends,
my family, my dreams,
my hopes.
The fire still burns.

Is there a void?
A hole in my heart?
The energy of my soul drained away?
Only when that fire goes out,
when I allow the rain of despair
to drench the flame.

My heart may be scarred,
but it is not broken.
my soul may be tired,
but it still has strength to fight.

As long as a single spark remains,
there is hope.

I am in her arms,
with God at her side,
and love embracing us all.

The void is an illusion,
just an obstacle to overcome.

© 2008 Guardian


Author's Note

Guardian
This poem was written after I lost my mother. It still makes me breath heavily every time I read it...

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I just love the way this poem concludes--I felt peace! There is much heartache ("Is it a dream my heart hopes, but I'm afraid that it is not" really resonated with me), but so much hope in the last few lines. I like your references to fire and rain. There is a nice even flow throughout. Thanks for sharing this poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Wow....Just Wow. The pain slowly surfaces, pain tinged with loss and fear, but then it shifts. It shifts into a hope, a hope for the future and realization that there is a future. In the first line of the last stanza I think you meant it to read "The void is an illusion," not "The void is anD illusion,".

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

such pain and heartache healed by the touch of our Saviour!
There is hope.
Peaceful write!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Thank you so much for your comments Judy. This is such an emotional poem and I'm glad to see that it resonates with someone other than myself. I really appreciate the honest feedback.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I just love the way this poem concludes--I felt peace! There is much heartache ("Is it a dream my heart hopes, but I'm afraid that it is not" really resonated with me), but so much hope in the last few lines. I like your references to fire and rain. There is a nice even flow throughout. Thanks for sharing this poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ooooh! Probably my favorite poem by you so far, I loves it!

Conflict, to no conflict!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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I live in Arizona where the sun is always shining. Writing has always been my passion. I love to read and write. I'm also involved in drama and music. I write a variety of things. Everything from poet.. more..

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