poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

A Broken Heart Within

A broken heart within me knows,
What loneliness is...
When it is left to linger,
And slowly grows to wither in wishes!

A happiness living outside is dismissed.
For what it is.
Because it isn't felt,
From inside...
With a gladness that appears.

It's much too late to date a memory!
When fading ushers its leaving.
No one else can see it drift.
Yet an emptiness is hinged...
To a pain remaining that is grieving,
Within.

Time gone,
Like the wind blows,
Never returns again!
Not to visit in inquisitive sits...
With the one excited to be near,
In benefitted moments held dear.

It's much too late to date a memory!
When fading ushers its leaving.
No one else can see it drift.
Yet an emptiness is hinged...
To a pain remaining that is grieving,
Within.

A broken heart within me knows,
What loneliness is...
When it is left to linger,
And slowly grows to wither in wishes!

A happiness living outside is dismissed.
For what it is.
Because it isn't felt,
From inside...
With a gladness that appears.

Time gone,
Like the wind blows,
Never returns again!
Not to visit in inquisitive sits...
With the one excited to be near
In benefitted moments held dear.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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  • Cowboy Ron WilliamsCowboy Ron Williams (7/2/2020 11:32:00 AM)

    I, too, have been the victim of a broken heart. Nice poem.

    I have five poems, but they are not activated yet. Why does it take so long for a new poet?
    Some of them were posted three days ago!

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/29/2018 12:34:00 AM)

    Broken heart explains its state of affairs. Beautiful poem.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/22/2016 1:11:00 PM)

    A broken heart within me knows,
    What loneliness is...
    When it is left to linger,
    And slowly grows to wither in wishes! experience of loneliness is very painful. it breaks the heart....... loss of wishes and despair rules the heart.. painfullll. very nice poem full of living emotions. tony

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (5/15/2015 9:32:00 AM)

    Full of feelings and loaded with lonliness. Well done my friend!

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  • Hannington Mumo (4/21/2015 1:15:00 AM)

    The loneliness within is the poet's chief source of Muse. You have fully exploited this facility. Thanks for this orgasmic write.

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  • Sabrina Jubahar (3/28/2012 12:48:00 AM)

    It kills me to read this because it feels as if what my heart felt has been written out by someone I barely even know.

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (10/27/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    Interiorization of emotion!
    But Hope is healer
    Despair is killer.
    Despair poetically nicely chiseled.
    Ten+++
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

    Please read my Poems:
    Why Hack My She [In Elite 500]
    Enigmatic Navel or others.
    niv

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  • Duncan Wyllie (10/10/2009 10:08:00 AM)

    A poem with such depth of feeling, ,

    Hope good things come to you Lawrence
    Take care

    Love duncan

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (6/27/2009 4:04:00 AM)

    Time gone,
    Like the wind blows,
    Never returns again!
    Not to visit in inquisitive sits...
    With the one excited to be near
    In benefitted moments held dear.
    ....wonderful true words from heart....great

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  • Yelena M. (4/1/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    This poem is just so sincere and poignant.You build lines so skillfully and fill them with expressions that make others really Feel.
    Best wishes.
    A.

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  • Ron Flowers (12/14/2008 8:18:00 AM)

    A really fine description of loss. A wonderful poem, a poem I can feel.

    Ron

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  • Anjali Sinha (12/12/2008 9:45:00 PM)

    wow! ! ! ! ! ! a masterpiece
    crafted so patiently
    in your loneliness
    with so much loveliness
    -10 anju

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  • Chitra - (11/21/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    a gem of masterpiece,
    sensitively woven with your mind's quill
    diffusing an evanescent feel

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  • Carl Harris (9/21/2008 10:18:00 AM)

    This is quite a thought provoking and moving poem, Lawrence, and I especially liked the repetition of some of the verses in it. I have always believed that repetition of lines or verses often enhances the impact of a poem on a reader, and this fine poem certainly makes an impact on it's readers. Carl.

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  • Subham Dutta (8/10/2008 11:37:00 AM)

    It is a master piece

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  • Vijay Gupta (7/27/2008 12:00:00 PM)

    fine poem..................

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (5/26/2008 3:51:00 PM)

    Lawrence my friend,
    You have written the most wonderful dedication to a love never-ending story,
    expertly written..*10*10*10*

    All the best
    Jon

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  • Sue Crocker (2/9/2008 12:25:00 PM)

    This poem speaks volumes, and I for one can really relate to this. I was widowed five years ago, and I think it just about sums me up. Thank you for sharing it. Sue x

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  • Sylvi Sylva (1/4/2008 8:49:00 PM)

    top marks again, what a way with words, brilliant read.

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  • Mary Jane Lacsamana (12/28/2007 10:39:00 PM)

    i love and hate this poem...beautifully written...but my heart aches to read these words that expressed my emotions...the truth that deeply cuts my soul.

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