Empty Vessel

by Risqué   Sep 26, 2017


I have not created this emptiness
Tidal waves of broken promises and second chances
Have made the smooth stones of my heart into jagged rocks
I tell myself that I can save you
From drowning in the depths of love's mistakes
But I am no lifeguard
And you are the one
Who taught me how to swim
I am heartbroken
As I watch you drown
When all you have to do is stand
The sirens that have stolen your heart
That have wrenched it away from me
Will help you float to the Island
Where it has taken root
Impaired and hidden by apathy
When you've arrived
perhaps you'll see
That all the carelessness you have sworn on my heart
Is really its remnants soaked in empathy

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  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    This was so sad but truly beautiful. Your words wove such a melancholy story. So well done -

  • 1 week ago

    by Ben Pickard

    You really do have a very natural and gifted way with words. You are also a very welcome addition to the site.

    Take care,

    Ben

    • 1 week ago

      by Risqué

      Thank you Ben,

      It means a lot coming from a seasoned member.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Michael

    A beautifully written piece Risqué,

    I pleased its nominated

    Much love
    Michael:)

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Risqué

      Sorry, I'm new, how do you know that something is nominated? And what exactly is it nominated for?
      Thank you for your kind words.

      Risqué

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Free verse


    I have not created this emptiness
    Tidal waves of broken promises and second chances
    Have made the smooth stones of my heart into jagged rocks...

    Every word is true, true, true.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by Risqué

      thank you for reading, I'm glad I was able to relate with you.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by mossgirl19

    So beautifully written Risqué... beautifully heartbreaking as I term it. A great first post... warmest welcome to the site.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Risqué

      Thank you for your kind words, I'm sure I will enjoy my time here.

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