Half A Heart Poem by Darlene Walsh

Half A Heart

Rating: 4.8


Why was I caught in your light
My dim candle had become so bright
And only you could fill my sight
Giving all to you was so right

And then I learned the real truth
The lies of all I knew since my youth
I could see like shouting from a roof
Your bold lies screaming their proof

You have stolen the light from my eyes
Leaving half a heart to ask the Whys?
Walking half alive through the day
Since I've learned you did more than stray

Your false love has torn me apart
How could I have let it start
Our ring has burned through the bone
My finger is writhing on a stone

My spirit lies bleeding on the floor
While my courage walked out the door
Half my heart ran out in the street
And my blood poured out like sleet

And you want me to come back for more
Your bloody hand knocking on the door
The knife in my back still rings cold
How can you be so false and bold?

I regret the day we lovingly kissed
My blind eyes never knew what they missed
And you want me to come back for more
While your back hand tickles your whore

Half my heart has lodged in the sink
With my bloody breath rising pink
And you want to come back to me
How stupid do you think I can be

My half life has grown stronger
And you can't have me any longer
The heart you broke has no key
So you can never come back to me

So you can never come back to me

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: broken heart
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Visiting family on the west coast I saw and heard things that made my blood run cold. How could people be so false and cause others so much pain. This poem is the result.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Amitava Sur 06 March 2015

WOW ' such a poignant heart wrenching penning! You brought tears in my eyes Darlene. Betrayal of love is so painful that neither it can be digested nor may be excused. Love is like a complete glass, once it breaks, can never be united. Though it's very harsh but yes very true ..... So you can never come back to me

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Ellias Anderson Jr. 24 March 2015

i have been such a pathetic victim of love, i can feel your lines, the sense behind them and how you feel. so, it happened to me, i lost my faith in love for a while, then, every night i kept thinking that how can people be so cruel (i used to listen to Three dogs song which named: how can people be so heartless) then, i figured out what love can be, love can be that good feeling which overwhelms you when you see a beautiful scene in the morning, smile of your mother and pat backing of your father... nice work Ellias

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Kelly Kurt 31 March 2015

I enjoyed readin your poem, Darlene. Thank you for sharing.

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Susan Lacovara 11 April 2015

Unfortunately, some people only stay true to their lies.betrayal of trust is an ugly image, not readily erased Powerful poem. I do hope you and yourlove realize how important a bond you have. Protect it always. PEACE.

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Loyd C Taylor Sr 16 April 2015

Hello poet Darlene. Wow, this is such a sad love story, riveting throughout, filled with angry passion. I pity the couple. I enjoyed, Loyd

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Wes Vogler 25 November 2015

I will say to you what I said to Melvina ... Yesterday as my three year old grand daughter left with her dad after a few hours of baby-sitting Goodbye grampa .. take care of gramma! ... I called my son back.. did you hear that? He grinned and said Oh yeah. like it was not unusual (Tom Jones) Oh, and here is a hug. ta

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Wes Vogler 25 November 2015

Our ring has burned through the bone My finger is writhing on a stone Excellent I can feel the heat .. toss that ring! !

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Bri Edwards 04 September 2015

my favorite lines so far: “My spirit lies bleeding on the floor While my courage walked out the door Half my heart ran out in the street And my blood poured out like sleet” unfortunately I think some people CAN be and ARE this “stupid”. but desperation can make some do crazy things! : “And you want to come back to me How stupid do you think I can be I liked going from ½ a heart to ½ a life at the end. AND I like the repetition of lines at the end. to MyPoemList and into the September showcase asap (that’s ASAP) [that’s “as soon as possible”! ] bri :)

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White Monkey 28 July 2015

what a powerful powerful poem!

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Roseann Shawiak 26 July 2015

Wow! Your poem has stretched the heartstrings within me, striking my mind with the sadness and heartbreak of love between two people. Anger and emotion are intense and powerful lending to the gravity of the situation of these two people. Lies and illusions are what tear apart love, there is no excuse or forgiveness to be had when hurt beyond repair. Thank you for sharing this poignant poem. RoseAnn

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