Numb

by cassie hughes   Jun 18, 2014



I watch you, as you walk away
without a backward glance
and wonder that the sun still shows its light.

Alone, discarded, left behind,
unwanted any more,
now in my heart is nothing, only night.

Tossed nonchalantly to one side,
my heart ripped from my chest
to lie unheeded on the stony ground.

If I could wither up and die
here in this spot I would
yet through my veins still life is pumped around.

In all the time I knew your love
and cherished it within
my breast I never thought this day would ever come

But here I stand in solitude
a shadow only now
you've gone and taken all, to leave me numb.
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Formerly titled Alone.
Re-titled and Edited 14/12/2020

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  • 3 months ago

    by hiraeth

    Still love the imagery in this piece.

  • 5 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I like the rhyme scheme in this - cleverly executed. Aside from that, a sad and powerful write.

  • 6 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    This is so extremely powerful, and I am so sad that this has gone unnoticed. This is a poem that makes me remember I must visit old work more often, so much talent gets buried.

    Your skill for writing seems to be just as good here! Your descriptions for things is very vivid, but you have a smooth way with your wording, that does not stumble and I find no flaws on it. It is very narrative and story-like, and makes it a good poem to read where everything is in the right place.

    The content is real sad, and I could relate to the emotions, the abandonment and feeling broken, alone, etc, but then in the end you are left with the feeling of numb. Very raw emotions and you have placed them well in this poem and created a story which most people here have been through.

    Great job, and well done for your first poem on here :)

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