A must read - "Empty Soul" (Poss Trig)

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  1. Saoirse

    Saoirse Guest

    Hey everyone, the author of this poem sent this to me and I thought i'd post it with their permission of course. I love it and feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your time.

    Empty Soul

    "Hi", she said,and looked at me
    "Are you a person too?"
    "Of course I am" I answered her
    "Do I not look like people do?"


    "Well, I have a special sense of sight
    I can see into peoples souls
    I tend to find most interesting things
    but yours is missng, there's just a hole"


    "A hole?" I gasped, "what does that mean?
    That really can't bode well."
    "Well my dear, just listen to me
    Sit down and your story I'll tell.

    It's not often I find empty souls,
    I've seen good and I've seen very bad.
    But an empty soul, it holds more meaning
    Than any other soul one could have.


    It is neither good nor bad-
    It's simply nothing at all.
    You had a soul once that I know,
    Perhaps this you may recall.


    Your soul was bright and full of life,
    Colored richer than a beautiful rainbow.
    It held innocence, wonder, laughter, and love-
    Through your heart and eyes they would show.


    It held your dreams, and it held your goals
    Ambitious destinies waiting to be filled.
    Because it harbored all these positive things,
    It seemed certain you'd be successful and skilled.

    Then one day your soul was beaten-
    It sustained a rather large crack.
    In just seconds, everything you had
    Was gone and not coming back.


    Now you are left with a gaping hole
    In the place your soul should be.
    I cannot tell you what to do,
    But these are options three.

    You can work hard to seal the crack;
    It might be emotional though.
    For in order to create the seal,
    You'll need to build back trust and love.


    You can also stay the way you are
    Nothing but an empty shell
    I hear you don't covet change at all
    So, while sad, this could work quite well

    There is still one more option,
    And I fear you'll like this one the best:
    If you feel like life is pointless with no soul,
    Lay your hollow body to eternal rest.
     
  2. Jess

    Jess Guest

    me likey :biggrin:


    always enjoy poems.. thanks for posting it irish, let the author know I liked it a boatload..
     
  3. allofme

    allofme Staff Alumni

    the other option is to lean on friends and together our love can heal the crack... and it will be worth it...

    very expressive...
     
  4. Kismet man - very empathetic - very much the way I'm feeling - empty.
    Nice phrasing of it... Sorry I'm short on more words (*sigh*), I guess what i'm trying to say is I like it a lot

    FAL1 (basketcase)
     
  5. curtius

    curtius Well-Known Member

    I liked the poem - but LOVE your signature...

    ~C
     
  6. ari

    ari Staff Alumni

    sigh..... *cry
    irish....i am glad that "she" wrote this
    I have heard "her" words
    I hope "she" has heard them also
     
  7. Robin

    Robin Guest

    that was a beautiful melodic poem but very sad too, I hope I can convince that person to help seal the crack, it is now my goal to achieve.
     
  8. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I came acroos this when searching for something. I had forgotten about giving a dear friend permission to post it. I wish I could say things have changed, but the emptiness still remains. Perhaps someday.......
     
  9. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    Beautiful poem, really touching.
     
  10. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    So much time has come and gone. Moments have passed, yet so much still remains the same. There is a new emptiness inside as we have had to say goodbye to some of those precious to us as their battles were more than they could bare. I miss you Saoirse and Gabby.
     
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  11. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I am sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but once again this emptiness has crept back in. I seldom return to my writings, but this one seems to call me back.
     
  12. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    I love that poem and it says so much of how I feel..
    I've not seen it before and thanks for resurrecting it..
    I'm sorry you're feeling the need to though... I so feel for you 'gentle' :console:
     
  13. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Thanks IV. I am sorry you are in the place to understand. :hug: to you
     
  14. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    That was a really good but really sad poem, gentlelady :hug:
     
  15. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Can still relate to this :(
     
  16. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    You write so beautifully you do I am sorry you are still feeling that emptiness inside just know we see more then that emptiness we see a light within you we do hugs
     
  17. This poem is beautiful and touching. I hope "she" has found a way to seal her cracks like the rest of us are trying to do.
     
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