empty. a poem by sandra.

with every breath
he feels it inside
the empty space
where she once lived
she promised to return
make him whole again
he believed her words
she had never lied
but as each day passed
without her sweet smile
he feared he would
begin to forget
what she meant to him
impossible he knew
in his deepest places
and in his search
to mend the broken
he filled himself
with anything but her
and he failed
to heal his soul
with every distraction
he lost her again
and deepened the
tear in his heart
he never wanted
to stop remembering
her whispers and laughs
her kisses and sighs
her touches and tastes
so he laid her picture
beside him and
stared at her
before opening
the box of memories
that once filled
the empty home
where they once lived

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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41 Responses to empty.

  1. The V Pub says:

    That was very sad, Sandra. The vacuum of a lost love is such an overwhelming feeling and one that leaves its marks for years.

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  2. The image for this is perfect. Collecting himself before he gathers up his memories and leaves. So sad.

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  3. Kay says:

    Perfect marriage of words to he image. Sad and so heartfelt. Regret and sorrow can last a lifetime….

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  4. A good but sad write. Very well written my friend.

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  5. Hauntingly beautiful, Sweetheart. That picture should be honored by your words. xo

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  6. Ugh yes. 👏 👏

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  7. That is so moving! And yes, we should cheer him up, don’t you think?

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