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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

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 21, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you for reading this one.

Yes, regret is often a thing that haunts a person.

Enjoy your day.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 21, 2020:

This poem is full of strong feelings and regret.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 13, 2020:

Ann,

That's me...so little words, but I usually get my point across.

Have a wonderful weekend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 13, 2020:

Tiyasha,

Thank you.

Yes, I think that's the worse kind of heartache.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 13, 2020:

John,

Thank you so much!

Have a wonderful day!

Ann Carr from SW England on November 13, 2020:

Good verse, saying much in so few words.

Maybe he'll learn through his mistake!

Ann

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 13, 2020:

Aah the heartache of a past mistake. Good one Brenda.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 12, 2020:

Hindsight is a good thing, but it sounds like he burnt his bridges. Good poem, Brenda.

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