Trembling in the Arms of a Puddle

By SilentStalker

Mouths open when hearts shatter
And from that mouth--a scream
One which could disintegrate the very bones
And leave us staggering, reaching for the closest support

Breaking never felt so necessary.

Why does one fall apart for another
Only to watch the other crumble before them?
And we're left picking up the broken pieces together.

If I promise to hold you, will you hold me as well?

Sometimes love isn't formed from desire.
When desire can breed despair.
If the carnal pleasures were twisted, torn
Mutated into something of a nightmare
Would one truly wish to bed unknowing?

And so shall I fear behind closed doors.

Rarely do I lie in the fetal position
Yet here I am, clutching to the remnants
Of a liquid ghost that slips through my fingers
Parching my throat and leaving me empty.

Our voices hide our pain so well;
Until we talk to each other...

Hands never shook so loudly before
Beating the rhythm of my heart into the desk
As I watch your words and know
Exactly where you are coming from.

If we lean on each other, how long will we truly stand?

I never wanted to fall
But if I had no other choice
At least let me descend with someone
Who wouldn't mind sharing the impact.

Sometimes you have to re-break a fracture
Before it can heal correctly...


Pain is but a stepping stone...

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© 2006 Darun Ferguson
Published on Friday, May 12, 2006.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

for elisa...
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  • Invisible Girl On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Invisible Girl (184)By person wrote:

    I love the vulnerability that this exudes. Very touching. I felt it.

  • Nightfire_Hawkrain On Thursday, January 5, 2012, Nightfire_Hawkrain (33)By person wrote:

    an excellent write. i really enjoyed this piece.

  • A former member wrote: I wish i could believe that last line. I knew i would find some comfort in your words. Thank you for writing.

  • Mars On Thursday, August 21, 2008, Mars (333)By person wrote:

    beautiful. -mars Scholar

  • A former member wrote: "Sometimes you have to rebreak a fracture Before it can heal correctly..."I love the way you used this. Two Different types of pain, Two Different types of healing. Nicely Said My friend ][ ][ Scholar

  • TaintedButterfly On Saturday, May 13, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Stunned and completely overwhelmed by the truth of this. I think sIo says it best, this is devastating! Left me in shambles on the floor. Painfully brilliant. Julia~

  • SilentStalker On Saturday, May 13, 2006, SilentStalker (1091)By person wrote:

    ...in the right hands, it gives hope... Scholar

  • Dissolving Poet On Friday, May 12, 2006, Dissolving Poet (564)By person wrote:

    Darun this stung...brutelly it just hurt and it wouldn't stop. I couldn't stop shaking..... This was deep it cut wounds into my heart and made me cry for you. This was just hurtful and sad.

  • sIo On Friday, May 12, 2006, sIo (907)By person wrote:

    jesus. and if necessary...christ. this is devastating.

  • Any On Friday, May 12, 2006, Any (40)By person wrote:

    A truly excellent work. There's nothing more to say.

  • Cutting_for_Freedom On Friday, May 12, 2006, Cutting_for_Freedom (34)By person wrote:

    Sometimes you have to rebreak a fracture..Before it can heal correctly... Never have words been more true or more meaningful...Excellent.

  • Army Barbie On Friday, May 12, 2006, Army Barbie (324)By person wrote:

    Everything I want to say has been said. But this is a very inspiring piece. Almost too close to home

  • inexperienced On Friday, May 12, 2006, inexperienced (26)By person wrote:

    usually there is no more to say further.but you created thinsgs to say;reflective and sensational things.you've become the translator of my heart.

  • inexperienced On Friday, May 12, 2006, inexperienced (26)By person wrote:

    It's enormously hard to accept pain as a stepping stone to heal correctly after all the good (and the bad) times you've had with the one.I've been through that..

  • Arianna On Friday, May 12, 2006, Arianna (105)By person wrote:

    the heart must bleed before the wound is healed...this was amazing, truly amazing.

  • NikesRain On Friday, May 12, 2006, NikesRain (1338)By person wrote:

    this breaks the heart and chokes the breath from the soul.... i'd say more but the tears are getting in the way, so i'll just leave you with...*hugs*

  • elisa On Friday, May 12, 2006, elisa (1637)By person wrote:

    ....a heart that dares not quail away... not just rare but singular....your words bleed pure pain........ sent a powerful rush through my whole body, this did.....

  • SilentStalker On Saturday, August 14, 2010, SilentStalker (1091)By person wrote:

    ...this...this is what I missed for three, four years...if there's one thing I've learned in my life, there's only one person that can set things into place, that I never knew were out of whack...you fix me; you help me, fix me... Scholar

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