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Poem: Feeling The Emptiness

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

"Tears On My Pillow" by Reba McIntyre

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She feels an emptiness
she cannot explain
filling every particle of her soul,
like each part of her is breaking.

Every second she is alone
her eyes begin to weep,
she is not strong enough
to fight this feeling anymore.

She doesn’t know how to handle
one more moment
without him by her side,
as she dulls the ache with Christmas cheer.

The loneliness subsides,
leaving her numb in silent seclusion
as she misses him more
than the day before.

She crawls into the empty bed
snuggling up in her soft blanket,
leaving a flood of tears on her pillow
drifting off to sleep.

"Since I Lost You" by Genesis

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

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

Thanks Ms. Dora.

You have a good heart.

It is always great to invite others to a celebration...one never knows what is happening in other people's hearts.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 18, 2019:

My heart goes out to especially to persons who experience their first Christmas alone; but there are also some whose loneliness increase at Christmas time for various reasons. Your poem make them see that they're not alone; also makes us feel the need to invite lonely people into our celebration.

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

Janis,

I am delighted you stopped by for a read.

Thank you for your kind words. Drop in anytime.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on December 17, 2019:

Well done, heartfelt perspective on emptiness of the heart. My favorite line, " . . . as she misses him more than the day before." Simple, but poignant way to show how the depths of heart ache worsen over time. Glad I stopped by, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 16, 2019:

Linda,

I am so glad you decided to drop by for a read.

Thank you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 16, 2019:

The poem is certainly sad, but you've expressed the despair and loneliness of the woman very well. I'm glad I read the poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 16, 2019:

Nella,

Yes it is a bit sad...but sometimes those kind of verses make the best country songs.

Thank you for reading and for your kind comment.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on December 16, 2019:

Sad but very moving and well written!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 16, 2019:

Rosina,

Sorry it makes you want to cry...but that's what this one will do.

I know you prefer the happier ones.

Thanks for reading and for leaving a wonderful comment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 16, 2019:

Lorna,

I am delighted by your words.

Thank you so much!

It is quite an honor coming from a great writer such as yourself.

Rosina S Khan on December 16, 2019:

This poem makes me full of remorse and makes me want to cry. You express the emotions so wonderfully. Brilliant write, Brenda!

Lorna Lamon on December 16, 2019:

You can sense the sadness and the dull ache of missing in this poignant poem. Beautifully written with wonderful music videos Brenda.