About the Poem
Some things in life have a very profound effect on us, and sometimes our lives are never the same after adverse relationships leave us empty and alone. Here, I reveal my pain and emptiness after the loss of the love of my life, a large part of which still haunts me today.
|Locked in my cage, I stare at the emptiness;
this very emptiness possesses my soul -
we are one.
The months pass, as do the years,
yet as time progresses, it loses all relevance.
I sit here trapped in a recurring nightmare, never to awaken.
I feed on my own self-pity -
I never hunger. I merely exist,
captive in this asylum, biding my time;
my sole gratification, inebriated isolation.
The door to my cage is ajar, as is often the case,
yet it's pointless to leave;
each journey leads me back
to this God-forsaken realm of suffering and despair.
Long ago, I was free;
I remember faces, smiling faces.
A different me, in a different time -
it was a time of fulfillment, of togetherness, of love.
Then one day the fantasy ended, and I was here . . .
but enough about the past; I must face my reality.
Distant voices race through my head,
as I stave off insanity.
But this time, the voice is real.
Unsure of its origin, I feel my soul is not as cold; my burden lighter.
Though I smile, I soon shiver in frustration.
Tears stream down my cheeks,
as I cannot deny that the other voice is my own,
as my rationality succumbs to my imagination.
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34 Visitor Comments
love is what we all want. but are you willing to sacrifice everything for it???. if so you are ready for love.
your poem has touched me, i can relate so well--after bouts of depression and a suicide attempt i finally realized the person i was longing for was myself. i have found my outlet in writing, and it seems you have too---great piece!
i cant believe i actually found it. ive been trying to find something to describe how i feel (i lack the ability to put it in words myself). what is written there fits me almost to the "T".
I can't say I can exactly relate, as other people said, but I can say that it's very touching and makes a person atleast feel like they can relate to it. I wish I could express myselfd the way you have, you make it look so easy to take words from your head and put them in a logical structure where they actually make since to someone besides the writer. I guess that's the problem I usually have. But I try. ~julia davenport
i know just how u feel, i feel dat way right now, just 2 months ago i lost d love of my life, nd this poem really touched me.
The poem is indeed very moving and dramatic. in keeping with this those people that have left a comment cannot relate to how this person feels at all. it is how you feel and what the poem makes you think about. i too have lost and loved and am empty, but, i do not believe that i am/think the same as the author. for all i know the author could be talking about a goldfish or a recurring day dream. make the people that ae close to you all thw more important for you never know what you will be like the following day.
I thought it was beautifal.
this is so sweet it made me cry, i have recently parted from sumone i really like and ure poem reall y touched me 5 stars
I understood everything said. I find i feel the exact same way. Wonderful. Brilliant.
A tender yet sad look into the chaos one must walk through when learning to see the truth of a love lost. Thank you for sharing your insight. It helps me understand that others have tread the same paths as I.
i totally understand what ur trying to say. its like u took those words out of my mouth. we think alike
HELLO, I'M HERE LETTING YOU KNOW I CAN RELATE. WHEN YOU THINK THAT WHICH YOU HAVE IS GOING TO LAST FOREVER AND YOUR FOREVER IS CUT SHORT WE SOMETIMES THINK WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT THEM. I'M GLAD I FOUND OUT. SOME TIMES OUR BLESSING IS IN LETTING IT GO.
that touch me i know how u feel i lost someone i love3 to
unlike other poems, this one may not be using so much of lyrics. but it simply describes what one feels when your heart is bare and loneliness succumbs your whole being
I had love, but now it is lost. Gone forever. unless there is hope for this tragedy to end, I am alone for eternity.
THe poem was good and long so I really like it!
Wow, very moving. I know the feeling sadly too much.
i really like the poem! i can relate to it!
That is intense man. That's like my thoughts. pretty good man, you get 2 thumbs up from me.
This poem spoke to me. It was as if what I was feeling had been put into the words that I myself had trouble finding.
this is a very good poem. i hope to here more from you in time to come. your poem tells of hoe i feel but could find the words. keep up the good work.
i kno exactly how u feel. i'm still in love with someone who won't ever love me back the same way. thankz for your poem it has inspired me to keep going on with my life.
wow! this is such a good poem. I noe exactly how it feels to be trapped. good job
This was magnificent! No need to say more.
its been almost three years since my only true love walked out of my life. i really missed things up between us since that unforgiving day i have been seaching for a way out of this cage i put my self in. this poem reminds me how i fell
Thank you for expressing your soul. I really want to cry today and this poem echoes my thoughts.
i really like your poems it is very niceand touchy
The poem sounds so realistic as if the words were like carved in marble.beautifully embellishing, the stark reality and the pain experienced when love just rambles by.and all we can do is just beg it to stay.maybe a little longer!
this poem was very touching, very true.
Your poem really touched me, because that is my life.
This poem is a wonderful piece of art. Keep up the good work!
i really liked this poem!
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