A Poem by Nathan Durham

What do I have without my heart...? Nothing at all

You're really special, I know that you are the one
I love you with everything I can show
You're my every thought, my nighttime stars, my morning sun
You're my verdant meadows, every pretty flower that can grow

Then you tell me you want something more
Greater than all the things I could provide
I can't process what you're saying, "stay with me" I implore
Then you say "good bye" and you're no longer by my side

What happened to this kingdom we created?
The lush, green forests, leveled down to blistering sands
When I found out it was my love that you hated
You destroyed my world and left me with wastelands

Now I lie here, dying of this intense pain
Bleeding out from this hole you tore in my chest
My heart is a drought that will never see rain
Just because you wanted someone else to be your best

I'm lonely in this desert that scorches my skin
I trudge on for miles in search of assistance
To survive I must keep playing, but I never can win
I see not a hint of hope, not even off in the distance

I gaze up into the sky, wishing someone would care
Slowly grasping at the truth, that I am meant to be alone
I forsake my last hope, and bring in a breath of despair
As I return to these wastelands I call my home

Living here by myself, I began to see a glimpse of my doom
I lie here shivering, freezing to death without your loving embrace
I crawl under a rock, with a twisted desire that it was my tomb
Forever, I search for you in these wastelands, but I find not a single trace...

© 2010 Nathan Durham

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Author's Note

Nathan Durham
A poem I made tonight, because I was severely depressed.

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Comparing yourself with a wasteland is pretty harsh in my opinion, but I guess since you were so severely depressed when you wrote it, then it just fits the mood. This analogy set up a higher level of intensity because even without so much explanation, the comparison is very well understandable in an angst-y way.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 10 Years Ago

I changed it abruptly for a reason. I was so happy and then everything changed, and my world was ravaged...

Posted 11 Years Ago

The poem in itself is beautiful and heart wrenching, but the first stanza bothers me. It doesn't quite flow smoothly into the second because it's so sudden. Instead, I think you should incorporate that love into bits of the rest of the poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on May 3, 2010
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Nathan Durham
Nathan Durham

Lebanon, OR

My name is Nathan. I am 15 years old. I am based in Lebanon, Oregon. I love to write and do math. My favorite color is black. I am a vegetarian. more..