RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 126,578 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Nothing But An Empty Shell - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Victories in life are irrelevant without you by my
side, building a life and future together it seems
now, was just a futile exercise to fill our time.

Empty promises, longings for something we'd never
attain, hurting somewhere deep inside, missing you,
cannot find my way without your love.

Standing in the desert, life and nature all around,
yet there is no longer anything to be found within
my being.

Sorrow touching every aspect of inner talent, tears
falling steadily because I cannot find you any more
in this life.

Letting my soul find it's way to God, I can no longer
accompany it through this life, inner sacrifices all
for naught.

Why did I bother when all I wanted or needed was to be
with you through thick and thin, being in your arms,
feeling your love, giving mine in return.

Yet what has become of it now, cold as ice, my days are
filled with nothing, senses deadened, feelings numbed.

Life no longer is living within, I miss you my dear,
there's nothing to be done, I exist, a nothing now.

An empty shell never to be filled with love again in
this life, for I only ever wanted you, your love
being my saving grace through the years.

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Comments about Nothing But An Empty Shell by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Valentin Savin (9/2/2015 4:45:00 AM)


    I am very touched by your nice, yet sorrowfull poem. I feel your sorrow and poignancy in every line. I wholly share your words written to me in your comment: we are yet alone without the ones we love.
    I loved mostly your last stanza:
    An empty shell never to be filled with love again in
    this life, for I only ever wanted you, your love
    being my saving grace through the years.
    Keep writing.
    You are doing so nicely
    Val Savin
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 2, 2015


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