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Another Styrofoam Heart

Updated on August 3, 2017
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VOC is a poetry/fiction writer with no concept of time or reality, who wants to save the world, but hates cardio. Heroes always have to run.


Another Styrofoam Heart

My soul is a liquid,

takes the shape of its container.

I cling to your lips as they slip over mine,

as you sip up the drips—dribbling down,

the side of my Styrofoam prison—

stained brown.

The color of regret

are the dregs at the bottom,

a cup so old the sentiments have molded,

yet I still burn your fingers

as you hold me.

I slosh about the sides of your mouth,

like a lout—empty, discarded—I found myself

on the floor of your car like a harlot,

no idea what it meant to be used,

broken—as you stepped on me—

my Styrofoam heart split like a fat lip.

You took one last sip, whispered:

Don’t you know trash is supposed to go

out the window? Another Styrofoam heart

had taken my place, before

you threw me out—

finished tearing me apart.

You Are Not Alone

Everybody knows somebody who leaves broken hearts in their wake. Sometimes, these people are obvious and self-evident. Sometimes, they are subtle soul killers. It's easy to fall for people like this because they know all the right things to say or do to make you want them.

You give and you give and you give to these kinds of people and get nothing in return. You give, sometimes, until you have nothing left to give, and still, it makes no difference to these soul suckers. They take all you give, and when you're used up, they're gone, and they leave nothing behind but the pain.

Of course, not everybody becomes their victim, but for those who do, know this:

You are not alone. You deserve better.

I wish, for anyone who has a story, to share their remorse in the comments. It helps to talk about grief. Please leave people's names out of it, though, as this is not a place of malicious intent. We are here to heal, not to create more wounds.

Have you ever felt discarded like a Styrofoam cup?

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    • Marie Flint profile image

      Marie Flint 

      14 months ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      The secret to overcoming as a victim to psychic vampires is to develop self-esteem. When you appreciate yourself, you attract others who do the same. Tricky for those who habitually put themselves down! Start filling the energies around you with loving, giving, and caring vibrations--hold onto them by reaffirming them daily! Recommendations: affirmations, the Violet Flame, classical music, and causal colors (white, rose or pink, emerald or sea green, royal blue, lemon yellow, purple, red or blue violet, and highlights of gold). Crystals: amethyst (to hold the vibration of grace or forgiveness), jade or lapis for healing and abundance of supply, and clear quartz for purifying and focus. Aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies, and meditation are all great tools for strengthening self esteem. Did I mention organically grown foods, especially fruits and leafy greens? Time in nature is also excellent for getting in touch with the inner child. ~~~

    • VoiceOfCreation profile imageAUTHOR


      14 months ago from I'm Between Realities At The Moment

      Thank you! This was an old poem i edited. I don't even remember the original intent or who it had been about! Not so much personal experience, i think, just something i had noticed about one of those toxic sort of daters.

      I'm glad you didn't see it before i edited it. It was less than elegant.

    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 

      14 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Loved the analogy in this poem and the way you played it through to the end. Fortunately, I've never let anyone treat me like a styrofoam cup--not that I remember.


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