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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Final Insult

Final Insult 

Today was the day I was stripped bare, 
Cruel words you said as if you didn't care, 
You verbally whipped every part of my soul,
Torturing my heart till it ran cold. 
So here you leave me all alone! 
My spirit dying! 
No longer on my throne, 
Mentally crying! 
Cos of the love of another you've shown. 

The void that you've left never to be filled, 
For every sweet feeling, I ever had you have killed, 
Anger, Sorrow, Hate is all I can feel. 
So here you leave me all alone, 
My spirit dying! 
No longer on my  throne, 
Mentally crying !
Cos of the love of another you have shown. 

Tender words or a soft caress, 
Can't heal or make my pain less, 
Forever to live in this perpetual nightmare,
So whose to blame for stripping me bare? 
You the one who promised he'd always care!
So here I am all alone, 
My spirit dead! 
No longer on my throne, 
My tears all shed 
Cos of the love of another you've been shown

For a poem inspired by a song ...Tainted Love by Soft Cell inspired this !


  1. I love the title. The poem itself has a wonderful flow, perfectly conveys a sense of betrayal and pain and is beautifully written

  2. perfect rhyming,
    well done.


  3. a hard read and haunting...the feelings we get when our love turns to another...that betrayal leaves you cold and sour...

  4. I love that song. There are lots of musically inspired posts out there right now. This one a little sad, but sweetheart, You don't need it if that is the way you are going to be treated!

  5. Saad but beaautiful write. Very heart-wrenching. Nicely done!

  6. Yes it is so sad when they leave you for another and you have really captured this so well it is a painful thing to watch

  7. powerful expression on lost love.
    it does happen to many,

  8. Dear Kez

    Very evocative and emotionally charged... in such simple words... i liked it and I could relate to it so much... like your words...
    'You verbally whipped every part of my soul,'

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely verse and for joining in the Poetry Picnic … Look forward to your posts on “Friends, Relationships and every one around..” next week …

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya


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