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Poem: Torment

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

Torment is a poem about how a man feels when he breaks his woman's heart then realizes he made a mistake.

He suffers from nightmares. He has moments when he can hardly breathe. He has a heartache that lingers through the night. He is reminded he can not touch her for she is no longer by his side.

"Man Enough Now" by Chris Bandi




He’s tormented with nightmares

since shattering her dreams

with the sharp edges of broken glass.

A prickly thorn

stabs his every breath

for leaving her alone

to face the wickedness.

A lingering heartache

knocks him to his knees

in the quiet of the night

when he misses her tender touch.

A fate full of lessons

bulldoze his heart

forbidding him to touch

the petals of her rose.

"Pretty Heart" by Parker McCollum