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Poem: Dodging Love

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Dodging love is how one protects his heart by building walls. No longer able to feel love, he forgoes it to smile. Enjoying pleasure filled with empty thoughts wanting to feel anything once again.

"It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion


Endless tears
no longer drop,
brick walls protecting this scarred heart,
silent words remain unspoken
drifting away with each tick of the clock.

Lost in a sea of loneliness
captured by your touch,
basking in this moment
enjoying endless pleasure
filled with empty thoughts.

Forgoing love
to smile once again,
to feel anything
to loosen the grasp
of the four walls
closing in.

"Goodbye To Love" by The Carpenters



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 07, 2021:


Thank you for your kind words.

This one was written before and I have recently updated it.

Feelings touch the inner part of my soul though.

Take care my friend.

manatita44 from london on January 07, 2021:

'Endless tears no longer drop .... lost in a sea of loneliness ... there's also a crucible of fire all around us. Not easy! Hang on in there, my Dear. A solemn, poignant and meaningful poem. Stay blessed with hope alive. Peace.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 06, 2021:


Is this the one you wanted to read?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2019:

Lorna, thank you for reading this one.

Lorna Lamon on October 18, 2019:

You can feel the need to protect the bruised soul in this poignant poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2019:

Thank you, Cheryl.

I appreciate you reading my work.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 17, 2019:

Very interesting poem. Love is complicated . Thanks for sharing.