Lost Love Wordle 153


The sting of an open wound,
the bruise of a blow from a blunt fist,
the grind of an aching spine,
broken by labour
with addition of age –
these are as pinpricks
compared with the natural response
to love withdrawn, bestowed on a rival.

The departure of love
leads to plenty of pain
in the course of grieving,
regret for the loss of self-esteem,
demise of contentment,
companionship, confidence –
a challenging quartet to regain,
a job for life.

I have been missing from the Sunday Whirl for a while, devoid of inspiration, so I squeezed out this sad poem, to show willing, in thanks for Brenda’s unremitting effort .

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17 Responses to Lost Love Wordle 153

  1. drpkp says:

    “a challenging quartet” a beautiful poem – what you consider a “squeezing” out flows across the page – beautifully as always 🙂


  2. The word “pinpricks” stood out, Viv. Although I have witnessed a lot of women who had the former, those wounds heal through time and therapy and love of friends. But that loss of love? There is no amount of time that can heal heartbreak. A great use of the Wordle, too, Viv. Sorry I have not been more present… I mean it. I’m missing a lot, like this! Amy


  3. Misky says:

    So sad. So true.



  4. 1sojournal says:

    Losing love is always difficult and painful…it leaves a towering wall of unanswerable questions. You have been missed,



  5. I’m glad you’re back! Half is more than enough! You’ve done a wonderful job with the words.


  6. Sadly, it’s usually our fantasy and not the reality that we spend a lifetime chasing.


  7. drpkp says:

    Wow! Can feel the blows in this poem Viv – powerful poem


  8. b_young says:

    Yeah. Physical pain can be dealt with.


  9. annell4 says:

    I think you are right, it does take a lifetime….wonderful write!


  10. Must be something in the water – I have been struggling for inspiration of late too.


  11. jae rose says:

    Some wounds do indeed take a lifetime to heal..beautifully composed..


  12. colonialist says:

    I love the way you can make an imposed set of words come out with a poem which in no way seems forced.


  13. oldegg says:

    The loss of love is easily written about. Welcome back!


  14. rosross says:

    It is always good to see you Viv.


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