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Poem: Life Uprooted

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

Life uprooted is about a woman remembering the hurtful words he spoke when he broke her heart leaving her heart frozen in pain. She hides her sadness pretending each day, seeing familiar faces abandoning her during her time of need. In a fraction of a second her life is destroyed by his words.

To The One Who Broke My Heart" spoken words by Melissa Paiz


She remembers his hurtful words,
a heartache he etched
within her being
to live the remainder
of her days.

A lonely teardrop
echoing those words
forever in her thoughts,
leaving her heart frozen
with a pain
no words can melt away.

She hides the sadness
with a fake smile
pretending to forget,
trying to convince herself
she can make it
through one more day.

The lonesome road she travels
opens her eyes to see,
familiar faces abandoning her
with promises unkept.

In a fraction of a second,
like a tornado hurling
her life is uprooted
in each direction,
by his destructive words.

"Die From A Broken Heart" by Maddie & Tae



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 03, 2019:

Ms. Dora,

I am so delighted you caught that part. Familiar faces abandoning one is quite hellish.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 03, 2019:

The image of her "heart frozen" is bad enough but the reality of "familiar faces abandoning her with promises unkept" is hellish. You did a great job of making us feel this trauma.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 29, 2019:

Yes, words can be very hurtful. People should try to think before speaking...but sometimes words are said with no before thought.

Thank you, Kari.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 29, 2019:

It is amazing how much harm words can do.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2019:


Thank you for your kind and caring comment.

Yes, that old saying is so untrue. Words can really hurt.

Thanks for reading.

May you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 27, 2019:

They say"sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me", but untrue. Your poem realistically describes the pain words can bring into a life. May we never hurt each other so.

Great poem Brenda.

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