We all think;
"Oh God, not me, I could never ..."
But in a distorted moment's passing,
The sky can crumble around you,
Hearts can halt their beating,
All consciousness can be forgotten-
Until you're literally slapped back into reality.
Breathing stops, time stops -
Every movement, every blink
Every chest expansion, every tingle.
Everything solid, liquefies and drains away.
You can't hold on, can't think, can't speak ..
Each second is a loud banging sound
Reverberating over and over and over ...
All silence is broken, shattered.
The only sound is screaming.
Tears burn their way across your face,
But it's unlike any other feeling-
You hurt them,
The most important person;
And you hurt them.
Took their heart and bled everything out of it.
And suddenly you realize,
You break everything you touch.
How true this is! I can so relate. Sometimes we hurt most those we love most. Sometimes our good intentions come crashing down in disaster. This poem is wonderfully expressed-the wording, the images, the meaning and mostly the pure emotion. It touches both heart and mind. A great piece,