My heart is full of others' sorrow

A sponge, if squeezed, driples their blood not mine

Flashbacks of memories black and white very abominable

Smiles and laughs echo in all shades of blue

A blue that overwhelmed the rainbow

Beaches and malls that were always overcrowded and eerie 

A mother putting herself under to raise her cubs 

On top of a hill where she trusted was hope

If I could chop my heart into equal pieces to fill the emptiness in their chests to be whole again 

Building a castle of ice cubes with false sweat 

Left us to sink with no lifejackets 

Confused and wandering between these broad brackets 

A meaningless sentence on a billboard on a highway

No punctuation scattered all over in a disarray

All my suffering is forgotten when I see their agony 

Their blacks and whites emerging to make my grey


© Arvy 

March 2022

  • Author: Arvy (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 25th, 2022 14:09
  • Comment from author about the poem: This piece is full of memories from my past that aren’t very pleasant (as you can obviously see lol) this was an uncompleted poem in my drafts, I have to thank my friend B for encouraging me to finish it. Thank you!
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  • User favorite of this poem: Dahlia.


  • Dahlia

    Very well expressed, the way it flows cascading into a superb end, despite what was going on in your personal life, this writing is beautiful & authentic...
    Dahlia Vitalia

    • Arvy

      Thank you Dahlia for your reading and commenting 🤍

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