Death Pain and Hate

I hold my breath
For moments that never happen
Just to see if I turn blue
Cause if I'm not breathing
I don't feel...
I won't have to think of you

You're a memory
And a nightmare
I love you, I hate you
I miss you
But you're never near

Is it because of me?
Because of the hell I walked in?
For everything good and bad
Lead me to you
Lead me to this moment
So let's not pretend...

You no longer feel love
And you can't stay
You've cut my tongue from me
So my lips can't make out your name...

To call you as you run away
Like so many times before
Leaving without looking back
Like there's no good
That we're made out for

But I've risen from the ash
Surviving the aftershock
From the wake you've created
Charred. My heart black from hate
That's why I'm no longer devasted

Your love has turned me to stone
And has left this hallow shell before you
For all the death, pain and hate
Their blinding lights...
guided me to truth
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Submitted by Nathaniel40 on February 11, 2023

Modified on March 16, 2023

1:10 min read

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Nathaniel Hackey

40 year old combat veteran. Single father. Living with PTSD and injuries from the war. I have lost so many. But I'm blessed to have my two children. These writings are my mind and heart trying to find where I belong in the world. Cause I feel more than ever. more…

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  • gr.82137
    The truth is not always full of sun and joy. The truth can be dark and stormy. You write with passion and conviction. Please do not stop writing.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • LadyVixen
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • Nathaniel40
      is it. so constructive.....
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • markl.65734
    Very powerful I've said before with your writing when reading it it reaches out and grabs you when you write you put a lot of mental and emotional energy into your work I like your writing style you know what you want to say and you say it well favorite line you've cut my tongue from me so my lips can't make out your name 
    LikeReply 11 year ago


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