Broken by Love

February 10, 2024

Broken by Love
In the sadness of my soul I caught a glimpse of your mind,
In the heaviness of my heart I glimpsed into the brokenness of your soul,
When I thought that my heart was set ablaze with your indifference,
Your soul died a thousand deaths from the battle that raged in your heart.

I saw your smile among strangers and sensed not the sadness in your eyes,
I saw you embracing new ways, but not the thorns that covered your path,
I saw you reaching for the stars, but not the toil that tore you apart.

I made myself whole again from the pieces that would complete you.
You gave me yourself, but I turned a blind eye to my dictate consuming you.
You bridged the chasm of anger and doubt with warm love and embrace.

As you hold your tears back and your soul from breaking to shatters,
I see you as I am meant to see - broken , anxious and hurt.
You have been brave long enough and its now time to rest;
Let us together heal each other with love, care and respect.

May you be able to forgive me for crushing your soul with hate.
Let my tears be able to soothe the pain that your heart bears.

May we build our hopes with deep trust and lasting love,
And may the path we tread again be blessed by the Almighty above.



By Hansel D'Souza
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Comment on this article

  • Cleon Chris, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 12 2024

    Captivating and unique... looking forward to more❤️

  • Gretta Lobo, Bijai, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 12 2024

    Very well expressed the feelings of your heart Hensel. Where there is faith there is hope, where there is hope there is love, where there is love there is everything. because the greatest of all is LOVE. Best of luck for the next poem.

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Soul stirring poem 💝! Am reminded of Paul Anka's: "Put your head on my shoulder Hold me in your arms..........

  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you - Elvis ...

  • Santhosh Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Good one

  • Ronan, Manipal

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Beautiful poem!

  • Ashlyn, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    What I appreciate about this poetry is that the poet has done a commendable job delving into the complexities of human emotions.

  • Nirmala Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    soul-touching poetry

  • Stany Jovin Menezes, Muscat / Pangla

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Beautiful Poem and it reminds us to think about our own actions and feelings in relationships.

  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Dear Hansel,,wow,very touching and fine.For the coming Valentines day?Write further .Wish you all the best.

  • Yashu, Hubli

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    Beautiful poem....The theme of forgiveness, healing, and the desire to build a stronger, more trusting bond shines through, offering a message of hope. Overall, it's a heartfelt and touching poem of love, empathy, and the journey towards healing together.

  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 10 2024

    We'll expressed!!

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