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Poem: Torment

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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

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Torment

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

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