Katinka Havermans

Freshman - 524 Points (15-09-1967 / The Netherlands)

Soul Ache - Poem by Katinka Havermans

A shoulder
To cry on
An arm
Around me

A cloth
For the bleeding

A patch
On the wound
Of my
Disembowelled Soul

These are just
Some things
That come
To mind
When I look
At you

The need
Is becoming
More acute
The pain
Increasingly sharper
As if you
Again and again
Scratch open
The crust
That should be healing

Living with
A man
With autism
There are no
To describe it
These words are
Only clichés
Or things
I so need
With the life
Together with you

But when I
Could describe it
Could this be

Soul Ache

© KH

Topic(s) of this poem: autism

Comments about Soul Ache by Katinka Havermans

  • Chinedu Dike (10/8/2014 4:41:00 AM)

    A lovely piece, well articulated and written with insight. Keep it up and thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, March 3, 2017

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