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Stages of Heartbreak

August 16, 2013
By AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

Heartbreak comes in six stages.

The expert cowboy
Of guilt or shame or betrayal
Flings his noose around your heart.

Metabolism is complex.
The noose turns rusty in the
Adverse acidity of agony.

Now your heart is a ship with
A hole, looming agape every second,
Swallowing the waters of desperation.

The noose-turned-anchor
Rips through your heart
And as your heart cleaves,
The broken remnants sink to your gut
And a mute feeling, murky as nimbus clouds,
Reign your empty throne of heart.

The fleshy debris
Rides the undertow
Of abandonment.

Finally, the broken pieces
Succumb to the vacuum
And your eyes put out their flickering lights.
The fragments are digested.

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on Aug. 29 2013 at 2:30 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Bravo! What a beautiful piece. I love the way you delicately decribe each stage. This structure is beautiful. And your imagery is class. Though perhaps there could be seven stages, the seventh being the melded form of the end of heartbreak and the beginning of it healing again. Though of course that wouldn't make sense when the title clearly says "Stages of Hearbreak" ...ah, well Guess I just love the number seven. Good poem. I'll think I'll give this another read some time later and decipher it better.