Empty arms

When will my head give me some rest

It grants good thoughts a last request

Then shows you in that see through dress

Succumbing to his charms


Why should I turn the other cheek

When you're still playing hide and seek

The words you're mouth refuse to speak

Are setting off alarms


Green eyes release a festered tear

The first to grace my face this year

My concrete jungle feeds your fear

The lady from the farms


When will my broken heart be whole

Emotions regain some control

The sniper on the grassy knoll

Wreaks havoc as he harms


My life no longer feels my own

A drunken night and daily stone

Convince me that I'm not alone

Despite my empty arms


  • Heartwriter

    I really enjoyed this. Well done!

    • tepo

      Thank you heartwriter

      • Heartwriter

        Your most welcome.

      • Fay Slimm

        Fantastic rhyming in this sad little ode to love's betrayal - - a great flow too in each stanza - into my favs. with this one Tepo.

        • tepo

          Thank you so much Fay
          Greatly appreciated

        • willyweed

          great structure here with a good rhyme in time, very well done me brother.. write on ww

          • tepo

            Cheers bro
            Much appreciated

          • Lorna

            I'm with Fay - this is a doozy......just love it -

            • tepo

              Thank you Lorna
              Extremely kind

            • Christina8

              So heartfelt and real--every last word! This one was a tug at the heartstrings for sure. Just an excellent poem all around!

              • tepo

                Thank you Christina
                You're lovely words are much appreciated

              • samreen Chowdhury

                i love the rhyming in this writing, excellent writing!

                • tepo

                  Thank you Samreen
                  Appreciate your continued support

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very good emotive write.

                  • tepo

                    Thank you Goldfinch

                  • Tiger.Autumn

                    I loved this.

                    • tepo

                      Thanks tiger
                      Appreciate the read and comment
                      Ta much

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