Updated date:

Poem: Struggling to Feel Love

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

"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

poem-struggling-to-feel-love

Struggling to Feel Love

Her heart is shattered in pieces
as she lingers beside him,
swinging a door open
that might have remained closed.

Hearing the constant echoes
of painful words
replaying like a broken record,
she tries to forget
the pain bleeding in her heart.

Blindly, she continues walking,
pushing those hurtful memories
to the far corner of her mind,
struggling to feel love
thrive once more.

"Far Away" by Nickelback

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 27, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you.

Delighted to know that powerful emotion comes through this piece.

Have a great day.

Lorna from USA on February 27, 2020:

Struggling to be loved feels like a knife cuts your heart and deeply wounded it. What an emotional poem Brenda! Thanks!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you for your kindness.

manatita44 from london on February 26, 2020:

Been a while since I've had to walk what can be essentially lonely roads of pain. My addictions are different now, but still there. Let us pray.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you.

I guess my words are working...always wonderful to hear they convey such meaning.

May your day be blessed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you for saying my words show strong emotion.

Words must convey feelings to tell a story.

Thanks for reading.

Hope your day brings you smiles.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 26, 2020:

Very emotional! The struggle is visible in your words.

Lorna Lamon on February 26, 2020:

You paint a vivid picture of hurt and trying to hold on to a love which brings her pain. I love your use of words Brenda which perfectly describe strong emotions. Adele's song is beautiful.