Hope perches on a branch in my heart

waiting patiently for spring to come;

She looks out of her broken window

wondering where the cold comes from.


Love is a tired old woman in the

depths of my soul, fatigued and dismayed;

Not knowing what should come naturally,

she sits in the dark afraid.


There outside an empty corpse 

love tries to breathe life into me

Almost unwillingly, hope accepts just

enough love to survive, just barely


Because all that is within her

knows that love ends with pain.

the voice inside reminds her that no one

can ever take away her stain.


  • Robert Haigh

    A poem born of pain, but created with true artistry. An expressive and poetic write.

    • Christina8

      Thank you very much for reading!! :)

    • FredPeyer

      Well written, Christina! One never knows, but fortunately that heartbreak does not happen all the time. Congratulations on your 20 years. With me, this year we counted 44 years of marriage and all to the same woman! :-)

      • Christina8

        Thanks for reading my poem and congratulations to you too!!

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        HOLA CHRIsSTINA ~ Gracias por una Poema Vieja y muy interestante ! We all look forward to Spring in the S easons and in our relationships ! Love has to run its course ~ and like the Ocean it ebbs & flows. But as you have informed us ~ after 20 years TRUE LOVE never FAILS ! Since ANGELA & I got married in MARCH 2020 our lives have been TEN TIMES BETTER ! We are YOUNG enough to celebrate our GOLDEN WEDDING in 2070 ! Angela will only be 82 & I*ll be 86 ! More Poems Please !

        Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
        Love Angela Brian & El Gato Ahumido ! ! !

        • Christina8

          Thanks so much for your reply! Blessings to you and yours!!

        • peto

          Shows how far you have come Christina
          From the hopelessness felt when written to the happiness now.
          Heart tugging, and beautifully written

          • Christina8

            Thanks so much! It means a lot coming from you! i really appreciate the kind review!!

          • Neville

            I can not leave this page without leaving a mark behind .. top marks too.. well expressed Christina ..


            • Christina8

              Thank you dear Neville, your kind words mean more to me than you know.....C :)

            • orchidee

              A fine write Christina.

              • Christina8

                Thank you Orchidee!

              • Goldfinch60

                Emotive words but you now know that love does not end with pain.


                • Christina8

                  Thanks so much Andy!

                • dusk arising

                  There is really heartfelt pain and longing in your words. It's beautifully written. I really felt it.

                  This goes into my favourites for sure.

                  • Christina8

                    Thanks for reviewing my poem. I appreciate the fave mark!!

                  • L. B. Mek

                    wonderful use of colloquial imagery, makes every stanza accessible and instantaneously relatable, subtle strokes of intuitive genius: instilled, within humility's natural tendencies,
                    a wonderful read, thanks for sharing

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you so much for that wonderful reply, LB! I appreciate it so much!

                    • Poetic Dan

                      So nice to feel your vibration again my friend!
                      Wow, what a trip you just took me on! I read an article that divorce and heart ache, letting go of that love connect, is just like being born again!!

                      I honestly thought the second time round I was done with all life!! 9 years later I have a been what some would say "born again" with more energy than I ever had!

                      "There outside an empty corpseĀ 

                      love tries to breathe life into me

                      Almost unwillingly, hope accepts just

                      enough love to survive, just barely"

                      Lol as I read this again I actually cried again!

                      Thanks for helping clear the windows to my soul...

                      It truly helps as much as you know and I'm sure the message will give the smile I know it can give!

                      Much peace and respect
                      Keep up that spirit!

                      • Christina8

                        Dan, you did put a smile on my face, I SO appreciate your kind feedback to my poem. I was going through some old poetry and this hit me like a brick wall! Thanks again, my friend!

                        Much peace and respect, Christina

                      • Suresh

                        Young love is an emotion that's a cause of commotions (heartaches)
                        Old love shifts through commotions to reach true emotions (love)

                        A truly emotional poem

                        • Christina8

                          Yes, it is. Thanks so much for reviewing and commenting on my poem!

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