Collette Anderson Williams

When The Pain No Longer Hurts - Poem by Collette Anderson Williams

His hand outstretched,
as he tugged the tail
of her garb.
He gently yanked her to
his bosom -
then with his arms,
he enveloped her.
Such warm embrace
she had long forgotten -
and it was there that he held her
for moments long...

Then suddenly,
his emotions became shades
of black and white -
his trusting notions became
like quicksand and struck
like deadly flashes of lightning,
while he lunged his firm hand
through the cavity
that housed her soul.

Firmly, he gripped her bare essence -
exhausting the mere breath of her,
as he wrenched the already-fainting
heart within her.

Alas! It was only then
that the Angel of Death
once again haunted her
and his cold and cruel verses
mockingly whispered,
"Finally, this is when
the pain no longer hurts."

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Topic(s) of this poem: betrayal, broken heart, love

Form: Free Verse

Comments about When The Pain No Longer Hurts by Collette Anderson Williams

  • (10/9/2015 7:58:00 PM)

    Well-written, loved the choice of words, gave life to the poem's meaning. (Report) Reply

    Collette Anderson Williams (10/19/2015 8:40:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comments, W. Gray.

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  • Collette Anderson Williams (9/15/2015 8:03:00 AM)

    Hello Everyone, thank you for taking the time to read my poem. Your feedback helps. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (9/13/2015 9:18:00 PM)

    Awesome write. Enjoyed reading (Report) Reply

  • Della Perry (9/13/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    I liked the way it shows how love can be beautiful and yet hurt at the same time. It was fast paced, I enjoyed reading this. Well done, good imagery too. (Report) Reply

    Collette Anderson Williams (9/15/2015 8:01:00 AM)

    You comments are welcomed, Della. Thank you.

  • Kelly Kurt (9/12/2015 7:23:00 PM)

    A well written and chilling poem, Collette. Thank you for sharing.
    (Report) Reply

    Collette Anderson Williams (9/12/2015 9:32:00 PM)

    You're most welcome, Kelly. It's my pleasure.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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