Inferno of Emptiness

In between happy memories and heartache,

there are the days when it still can’t be born.

Days consumed with my awareness of loss.

 Some days – feelings are ignored, muted, dealt with,

and yet … and yet

there are days

when the need is so strong,

when the “lack of” …  so overwhelming,

the feeling of being so alone and lonely,

it is then, I realize you’re still here,

in my heart,

my mind,

my thoughts,

my being,

and the longing becomes searing, burning pain,

melting tears into little pieces of lost love

and I cry myself to sleep within an inferno of emptiness.

Penny L Howe, 2014


12 thoughts on “Inferno of Emptiness

      • Hi Penny, yep, I do. At the moment I still get upset at times about the fact my Grandma, Cinnamon and Snuggles are no longer alive. To lose 2 pigs in a month has been really hard. On the other hand I am happy, that my career is now moving forward at a rapid rate, I am getting noticed online, and being approached for work.

  1. What is really odd, was that I woke up this morning, I felt alone, I felt empty, I wanted someone to wake up beside. And then I read this, and it fit perfectly.

    Great post Penny. Thank you 🙂

  2. Beautiful written and you always seem to have the right words to describe a feeling 🙂
    Do you mind if I use I use some of this for our song … ❤
    – xx
    Lullaby friend

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