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Shattered (Again)


the crisp winter chill brings us to a standstill
and by the shore we watch as memories long gone replay amongst the stars

“those moments we shared will always call to me” I say

he stays silent
he doesn’t feel the same way

there’s an unspoken promise and it’s been shattered again
now its fragments are swallowed up by the ocean
never able to be put back together

time is swiftly gathered up by the moon and sun
and his love for me turns cold

“I’m sorry” he says

his heart used to beat with fiery passion
now it’s frozen and unwilling to beat for me
my soul begins to shatter under the heavy sorrow I carry

and as the waves of pain crash against us both
I watch helplessly as the love he had for me crumbles into the sand
mixing in with the earth it all slips through my fingers

I shatter with every wave that pushes me under
and I begin to drown in a sea of tears and despair

I’m shattered again and again as I watch it replay amongst the stars


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:


Thank you.

Here is the link to the post where I shared your poem.


Elise (author) from Melbourne on March 06, 2020:

Thank you for reading and sharing it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 05, 2020:

This is beautiful.

I can picture each detail of your pain. It is devastating when one stops feeling the same love you carry in your heart.

I would love to share this in poets with a voice. https://www.facebook.com/poetswithavoice/

You can also post work in Sparklecity Poetry Group.


Thanks for sharing.

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