i cried today, but you'll never see the tears.

by Rachelle Howe

i'm going to go throw up now.

don't bother holding my hair,
you haven't held my hand all along.
i'm ripped and torn,
you've raped my jugular.
it's safe to say
you've gotten the best of me.

one more time,
it couldn't be that bad.
i could swing on this
emotional trapeze all day long,
and i say there is love left
in these foul lungs that
you should have snuffed out long ago.

do me this one justice:
don't say you miss me
when it's convenient
there are no
flowery cards for me to buy,
no matter how long
i scale the aisles.
your teeth are growing,
i see the fangs
sprouting beneath your
bottom lip.

the acid has backwashed
and i've come to only one conclusion:
no one should be in this much pain
before noon.


Posted on 10/09/2003
Copyright © 2022 Rachelle Howe

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Christopher Shin on 10/09/03 at 04:48 PM

A very tragic way to describe love. Of course I hate the damn word and the symbols. *holds an image of cupid with a noose around his kneck* But I can also sense a vampiric them a very broken hearted person on Halloween.

Posted by Ginette T Belle on 10/10/03 at 01:37 PM

i so love the last verse...you have this beautiful way of tying up your poems...it's a wonderful gift...

Posted by Trisha De Gracia on 10/11/03 at 07:12 PM

Oh darling, this is beautiful and tragic. You're right, youshouldn't have to hurt.Nobody should... Thisis very well done, as usual:)

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 10/13/03 at 05:03 PM

good purge girl, good purge! The end ties it up in a knot!

Posted by Don Coffman on 10/13/03 at 07:04 PM

Your expression of the intensity and the deep feelings is exceptional. An outstanding poem all around.

Posted by Lauren Singer on 10/18/03 at 03:45 PM

this is sad and tragic, but beauty bleeds through it, i hope you get through this, and continue to write such amazing work.

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