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Hurt - A Poem

Updated on November 20, 2011

Inspired by the song Hurt (NIN)


I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focused on the pain
The only thing thats real

This song spins in my head
It's meaning pierces thru
I'm struggling with your death
I wish it weren't true

There's no needle in my arm
I feel distant and far
Nothing pierces thru my chest
Still I wear the scar

How do I go on
Without your embrace
I try to remain strong
I try to keep the faith
In searching for myself
I only see your face
I keep on slipping back
Into this dark and lonely place

They call me widow now
How can this be?
I still think you'll come home
I still think we'll be free

But you are greater now
Than I'm allowed to be
The Grief still beats me down
The tears don't let me see

Who will I become?
Where will this lead?
Will I make it thru?
How long will my heart bleed?
I can't rest at all
Are you here with me?
I am so confused
God won't let me see

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails


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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Rusti, very nice to meet you. My Prince inspired many raw emotion poems. I am glad that you found beauty in it.

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      This was so beautiful.I'm sorry for your loss.

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      Lissette 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Hi Nikki - wow 6 weeks ago. I am sorry I didn't respond sooner. I have been loosing a few battles here and there. I think those losses and heartbreaks along the way are the closest thing to training we get for an event such as this and I am so sorry to report that it is inadequate training. I have never had anything that can come close to preparing myself for this. The worse part is that I know what would be worse and it has infused in me such a terrible fear that I am only just learning how to walk forward with it.

      I am not strong, but the light still shines. Thank you Nikki.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      this is a very emotional poem. i can see you crying as you wrote it. I never lost a lover due to death yet but i have lost many to other reasons. been hurt many times. and it is the worst pain in the world. That song has related to how I've felt many times. but we have to stay strong and let our own light shine!

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      Lissette 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you CMO. I appreciate you reading my poem and commenting.

      Whether I mean to or not, I make others hurt. I figure I may as well write about it.

      P.S. Your poopy hub made me laugh.

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      chiefmomofficer 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wow. All I can say is that this is absolutely beautiful.