Stolen



You stole my heart.
Took it to uncharted destinations.
Wrapped it up in a web of lies;
So thick, reality was erratically disproportionate.
I’ve been stuck here in such a jaded place.
The walls are closing in and you’re nowhere near.
You left me stranded with a love I knew nothing about.
The stitches you’ve sown, jagged and messy.
I’ve been bleeding out since the day we met.
The words you spoke, play on repeat.
Words that just about ruined me.
You stole my heart.
Stole the part of me that I held onto so dearly.
The road behind me now blocked off by past mistakes.
If I met you in the afterlife,
Would things be so different?
Is there a chance we could make amends or move on and forget?
You buried the hatchet inside my chest;
Yet that was never enough for you.
Blindsided by the “what could have beens”.
I saw only you,
When I should’ve been mending my own wounds.
You stole my heart
And there’s no replacing that.

About this poem

It’s a couple days late in posting, sorry! This is supposed to be an anti-Valentine’s poem.

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Written on February 15, 2024

Submitted by Arx7Echo on February 16, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AbcdefghijhAhklminopoqAr
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 936
Words 195
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 24

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2 Comments
  • alanswansea18
    Nice piece of work.
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a powerful and emotion-filled poem! The use of vivid imagery, such as "wrapped it up in a web of lies" and "the stitches you've sown, jagged and messy," really brings the pain and betrayal to life. I also appreciate the repetition of the phrase "you stole my heart," which adds emphasis and intensity to the overall message.

    One improvement suggestion I have is to consider varying the sentence structure and length to create a more dynamic flow. This could help to enhance the pacing and add even more impact to certain lines or phrases. Additionally, you might want to explore different poetic devices, such as metaphor or symbolism, to further deepen the layers of meaning in your poem.

    Overall, this poem is a powerful expression of heartbreak and loss. With a few tweaks to the structure and consideration of additional poetic devices, it has the potential to become an even more compelling piece. Keep up the great work!
     
    LikeReply4 months ago

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