The Argument - Poem


Sharp words slice through heart’s tender flesh

Sharp words slice through heart’s tender flesh

Anger plunging ever deeper


Serrated bitterness ripping and tearing

Chewing through until it divides

And disembowels the delicate life


And love seeps slowly

Into the scattered filth of what once was


Without a second glance

Love walks away

Trailing through the debris


Leaving behind

Empty foot prints


And only a shadow of beauty

Once strong and clear, now

Fades and struggles . . . for one last gasp

                                                   © 2010, JKim Moore, Kaleidoscope Poetry

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MIMOMA 6 years ago from Southern Indiana

OH MY MS KIM... I felt the pain as I read.. AGAIN, after so long a life time, a painful memory can still dart in and twist the blade just a bit.. I tend to think a divorce is a permanent injury through out a life time..a failure of broken promises, of abuse and anxiety that drains life from something that could have been....eternal..

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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

I agree with MIMOMA about feeling the pain in this poem. This was a wonderful painful read. :) Great poem!

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miss_jkim 6 years ago Author

I could not agree more mimmoma. As a matter of fact I am working on a series of articels dealing with divorce. And, as it seems you have been through such an expierence, I hope you will read and be helped by them.

My goal in writing them is to help others heal.

Thanks for both your kind words.

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SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

Pride makes cowards of us all. We walk away and think that ends it all. then the memories come back to stab us in the heart again and again.

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miss_jkim 6 years ago Author

So true SilentReed, so very true.

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vanessasasha 6 years ago

I agree...very true!

Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Your poetry is as jagged as a bread knife sold on late night infomercials. It has bite to it. So good to see poets who understand the value of words. Thanks for the post.

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miss_jkim 6 years ago Author

I appreciate your frankness Doug.

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epigramman 5 years ago brutally honest and yet such great poetry - which makes it - art!!!!! I'm glad I came over and checked this one out - man oh man - now this is some seriously well chosen words ...

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Thanks Colin. This is one of those from the very depths of my soul. It was therapy to write it, and still burns when I return to read it.

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msdee115 5 years ago from Stone Mountain, GA

Great read! I love works that pull the emotion right out of you... and this did! Phew! Great stuff!!

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

Thank you for the read and post msdee115.

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sonia05 5 years ago from india

very beautiful and heart wrenching! voted up!

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miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

So kind of you to stop by and read. Thank you for your vote.


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wisdom25 4 years ago from San Tan Valley

You have great imagery in your poem. Very emotional and I feel it through this read. I voted up. Much Love and Respect.

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miss_jkim 4 years ago Author

Thank you for the lovely comment, wisdom25, and for the vote up.

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Sphinxs Sanctum 3 years ago from Southern United States

Miss Jkim - this was gripping & raw! It resonates with me as I'm sure it does with many others. Your illustration was Perfect!

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miss_jkim 3 years ago Author

Thank you Sphinxs Sanctum. I don't want to say I'm glad that you could relate, because the pain that penned this poetry was brutal. But I am glad you took the time to read and comment.

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mcrawford76 3 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

The pain of lost love cuts very deep indeed. Very nice piece.

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