Shaken

by Erin Cruise   Jun 25, 2017


My world has fallen
and I can't get up.
I struggle against gravity,
I can feel myself sinking,

Time settles into the pit of my stomach
like rocks angrily thrown to the bottom of the ocean
I can feel the pieces of my heart shatter,
a million shards of glass scattered across the floor
as the past thunders over my head striking me over and over
with your words,
Burning me with your silence,

The urge to scream is overwhelming
but I can't breathe,
my hands shake with pain,
there is not a steady bone in me.

My stubborn heart refuses to stop beating.
Memories fall like acid rain
filling every crevice of my mind,
forming a toxic river of broken hopes and dreams.

Precious moments dissolve into nothing.
My chest aches, I long to breathe again.
I was beautiful once,
Your gaze fell on me like rays of sun.
Soft and Strong were the hands that held me.
I was so sure, so safe.

But the sky turned black, and swallowed the sun.
I was no longer beautiful in your sight.
I was marred with your rejection.
A waste of time and energy in your eyes.
How do I pick up the pieces?
Where do I even start?

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  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    First of all, welcome to the site :) this is a gorgeous first write by you! Like Ben said, the imagery in this is absolutely wonderful. Well done! I look forward to reading more of your work in the future!

  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Welcome to the site, Erin.

    Great imagery and the sadness over the lost love is felt. I agree with Ben, this is a great first post.

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A warm welcome to the site, Erin.

    This is a great first post from you, drenched in wonderful imagery.

    Well done, keep writing and take care,

    Ben

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