Withering to Death

Salem By Salem, 7th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem I wrote for the one person I've loved and still continue to love even after all these years.

Withering to Death

So one of the things I love to do is writing poems. I haven't written a lot, but most of them are about one person. It's been a while since I've written anything and here is the latest poem I've written in years.


By Ginalyn S. Gapuen

How long has it been?
I ask myself again,
Feeling a twinge of familiar pain
As I fight the tears from coming in vain.

Almost ten years have passed
But I'm stuck in the past
While you've long since forgotten
And decided to get going.

I thought knowing you're taken
Would make me see then,
How stupid it had been
To have kept on hoping.

Still, the pain remained
And your memories won't fade
They seem to pull me deeper
Into the darkest recesses of despair.

I can feel the sharp claws of sadness,
And the suffocating grip of regret clawing at my chest.
As I bleed and hold on for dear life,
Barely hanging by a thread.

Like a living corpse I lie and wait
Wondering if it's too late
To be rescued from this grave that is my fate,
Before my heart completely withers to death.

August 3, 2012
9:50 am, Friday


Lost Love, Poetry

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I'm just a simple girl who finds writing to be a very convenient way of expressing my feelings and opinions on things and issues.

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author avatar ShadowMan
7th Oct 2014 (#)

Well done! Although sad and daunting, pain reminds us were still alive...

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author avatar Salem
8th Oct 2014 (#)

thank you..I couldn't seem to write about anything happy

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
7th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes, It's too late. Ten years is one too many years.

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author avatar Salem
8th Oct 2014 (#)

yep too late and too long

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

This was a wonderful poem and I know how much this hurts, but don't let him steal your life away from you...Live.

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author avatar Salem
11th Oct 2014 (#)

thank you. I've finally moved on since i wrote this poem, now he's nothing but a bittersweet memory

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author avatar Euphonos
16th Oct 2014 (#)

Lovely poem :)

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