Heartbreak Poem

Feeling Numb

When you can't express the agony and pain inside of you, poetry is one of the ways to get it out. I wrote this poem when I just couldn't find the meaning in anything. Everything was numb. I was paralyzed. A feeling so dreadful that I turned into an empty shell. I doubted every emotion I felt. I tried so hard to get through it all. I was broken. I no longer wanted to feel love. I just wanted the dreadful feeling to end. I hope you like it. This poem is for those you have felt like this.

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Hollow

Fathimath L. Ahmed © more by Fathimath L. Ahmed

Published: June 2018

Emotions.
Do you feel them?
She was numb and frozen,
Yet it dimly sparkled like a dying gem.

Broken.
Do you know what that feels like?
Piercing explosions,
Burning afflictions,
Hollers of agonizing cries.
She had nothing left inside.

Eyes closed,
Heartbeat stopped,
Barely alive.

She was a hollow shell.
Into an endless oblivion she fell,
Pitch black and nearly brain dead.
There was nothing in her life ahead.

Passion.
Why is it so strong?
She was deprived from it.
Devils had done her heart way too many wrongs.
Killed was the lust,
Lost was the temptation.

Love.
Why is it so painful?
Once crystal clear and beautiful,
Now a turned poison from what was as pure as golden dust.

She wanted nothing to do with it.
Not long ago it had made her bleed.

Hidden thorns
On her skin that burned.

She was a hollow shell.
Into an endless oblivion she fell.
Pitch black and nearly brain dead.
There was nothing in her life ahead.

Eyes opened,
Tears flowed,
Standing in front of a mirror,
Watching as she wholly became hollow.

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  • Fatima Lopez by Fatima Lopez
  • 2 months ago

Wish we had a heart that we could take out of ourselves when it feels broken. I wish we could take it out and wash it with clean, clear freah water. Then place it in the sun until it becomes warm and soft again. Until the purple bruise goes away to let the shy pink come back to become live red. All I'm able to do it to hold my chest whilst I cry through every inch of my body and wonder way to many things.

  • Daniella by Daniella
  • 7 months ago

When you feel empty and hollow, I feel like it's easy to feel alone. This poem helped me realize that I am not alone and that there are other people out there who struggle to feel again, who long for days filled with anything besides nothing. When you wrote about feeling brain dead and remembering feeling as something so bright and strong, I really related. I miss feeling. I also really appreciate the way you chose to highlight how feeling was also something that hurt. I hope you find peace soon.

Hi Daniella,
I can understand how you feel, but I also wish you didn't feel so empty. Nobody should feel like this, but yet we do. I'm sorry that you had to feel like this in life. I, too, hope you find your peace soon. Your story is heard. You're not alone. Thank you for giving your time to read my poem. I appreciate it so much. I wish you all the best in life ahead.

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