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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 a poem about remembering hurtful words spoken leaving her heart frozen in pain.

She pretends she's okay as she hides her sadness each day.

She sees familiar faces abandoning her during her time of need.

In a fraction of a second her life is destroyed. Harsh words hurt.

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.


Harsh words hurt more than a poisonous arrow.

— Nilotic Proverb ~

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