Haley Akin

Rookie (1983)

A Word For An Emotion - Poem by Haley Akin

A word is burning
In my chest
I know not what it is

It causes me
Such great unrest
What singes me like this?

A pain so deep
It chars my soul
I know not what to do

A hurt
That cannot be described
It must then burn for you

It lingers back
And lays in wait
No extinguish known to me

I suffer on
No end in sight
No word to set it free.

Comments about A Word For An Emotion by Haley Akin

  • (8/14/2011 3:33:00 PM)

    Hi Raeanne! Thank you! When you click on message to the poet, it brings up a message page. If you look on the right side it says add to friends or block. Thank you for your comments! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/12/2011 2:23:00 AM)

    I don't know how to add someone as a friend? Can you tell me. I like what I've read so far. Excellent. I really feel you own this pain and that saddens me if it is true. My poetry is dark but not about me, about the human condition. If this describes your feelings, then you are really getting the message across. I love A Word For An Emotion. Just Love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (7/9/2011 11:37:00 AM)

    This is a very good poem. I especially like the way each stanza ends with an expose. Would like you to read mine - Love's Diamond -

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, July 8, 2011

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