After all of that

By veingo

They try so hard.


They
Hope....Beg....Plead


They
Barrow....Barter....Trade


They
Plan....Plot....Scheme


They
Lie....Cheat....Steal


They
Strive....Struggle....Fight


They
Scratch....Tear....Claw


Just to get into



Your



Mind....Soul....Heart



Then



After all of that







They just walk out.







I have a box of broken fingernails



I pulled out of my chest.

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© 2006 veingo
Published on Thursday, September 14, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • tonebone On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, tonebone (58)By person wrote:

    momentos are important in any occasion...(chuckle)

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Dreaming in Stanzas (331)By person wrote:

    The sentiment in this is so familiar and so very well captured. Bravo, Ron.

  • forgoten_wolf On Friday, July 9, 2010, forgoten_wolf (12)By person wrote:

    ow painfully amazing write. its almost as if i myself was holding the box pulling those claws out of my chest! the come in to use you and use you only then leave you damaged without a care in the world. excellent, keep it up

  • Cattarax On Sunday, September 17, 2006, Cattarax (229)By person wrote:

    WOW ... WOW .. I dont even know what to say .. accpet we all arent like that .. there are few that are good .. :) ~T~

  • the dried flower On Friday, September 15, 2006, the dried flower (68)By person wrote:

    right on.......strait to the point...i like it.......the ending kicks ass

  • TaintedButterfly On Friday, September 15, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    I think I just hit the ground and fell to pieces Ron. I know the other side of this, meaning when a man leaves his woman, emotionally. Very home hitting for me. Wonderful work, despite the pain. *hugs* Julia~

  • ShardsofSilence On Friday, September 15, 2006, ShardsofSilence (226)By person wrote:

    *nods* true. powerful. End was a nail in the head.

  • A former member wrote: how'd you get the box stuck in your chest? :) This is kickass, and I think I felt some nail wounds gnawing at my sternum when I read that last line... impaling and puncturing write! Excellent!

  • A former member wrote: *blinks* Sheesh! "Then/After all that/They just walk out." I love the fact that this is so open ended, allowing you to make what you will of "They". Excellent piece. Good to see you writing! ~*Beth*~

  • A former member wrote: you could interpret this so openly. .its nice to ehar your voice again....stunning ending .Ness.

  • Dissolving Poet On Thursday, September 14, 2006, Dissolving Poet (564)By person wrote:

    Incredible, you just ...wow, you blew me away Ron, you really did! You rock, Painful to read and kinda sad but nice...~Gothic

  • A former member wrote: Oh My!! Very Very Very Powerful write..used and abused.. i know the feeling.. Bravo -HK


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