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Heart Break Poetry: Burned Letter

Updated on June 19, 2013
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You hollowed out my heart,

Picked these walls clean,

You took and you took

Despite my murderous screams.


You devoured me whole,

Stole my mortal soul.

Then you left me

Broken

Bitter

And Hollow.


A million pieces,

Of what used to be a man

Scattered like dust

Across desolate land.

A puzzle,

A riddle,

A question without an answer,

A virulent plague

To spread through the world

Like cancer.


But what you failed to recognize,

What your eyes failed to see,

Was that I had survived

Despite your attempt

To destroy my humanity


Now here I am

Bigger

Stronger

Better

And the only memory left of you

Is this soon to be burned

Letter

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    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      1 rate: thumbs up

      2words: very powerful

      3 votes: beautiful, interesting, awesome

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      We are charred with fire, and instead of burning to ashes we become fortified.

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      HL Keeley 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I definitely connected with this poem. I wish I could describe my feelings when reading this, but all those past pains came back and I felt nothing. I have moved on and this reminded me of that. Great great poem. THUMBS UP!

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      We live and we learn Martin.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Martin did this (really) and Oh how I curse his actions. her name was Denise

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thanks Midget, I wanted to steer it into a positive direction

      Perspycacious you are quite right on that. I had to learn that lesson myself, but eventually everyone grows up.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I suspect the departed person thought that love should be as fresh as it once was. Frankly there is no human being made whose dopamine, serotonin, etc., dump into the blood stream as profusely as they did at that first partial second of love's dawning. If that is what she was looking for, she can repeat it but will have to do it over and over again until she realizes that real love is more than just that. Keep whole and find a gal you can treat as a queen. That gal won't find that anywhere else either.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Very emotive, Phil. I can sense the anguish of the persona writing. Ending does not disappoint, great poem!

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      DragonflyTreasure 

      6 years ago from on the breeze.........

      Awesome poem. Powerful feelings portrayed beautifuly. Voted up !

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      You can't ever let someone feel like they were able to destroy.

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      Powerful poetry PHILLYDREAMER. I like the turn and the message of becoming stronger and rising up through adversity. Voted up, beautiful, and awesome :)

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