Feeling Empty

There’s nothing worse than feeling empty inside
There’s no medicine I can take to ease the pain

While the pity of love lost is impossible to hide
I thought my avarice gave me something to gain

I had hoped that my greed you would take in stride
I evasively tried to cover up evidence of the stain

But I failed miserably and we both cried and cried
And now I am hollow, like a furnace with no flame

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (medicine), Your Daily Word Prompt (pity), Word of the Day Challenge (avarice), My Vivid Blog (evasively), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hollow), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (furnace). Image credit: Ladders Inc at drawception.com.

19 thoughts on “Feeling Empty

  1. Sadje November 27, 2021 / 7:27 am

    A very evocative poem Fandango.

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      • Sadje November 27, 2021 / 4:40 pm

        You’re welcome! Your poetry writing is getting better! 👌🏼

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        • Fandango November 27, 2021 / 8:12 pm

          Thanks. It’s got nowhere to go but up! 😉

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 27, 2021 / 12:13 pm

    Wow, that really hits the spot. Greed is impossible to conceal, it stains everything.

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  3. Marleen November 27, 2021 / 1:44 pm

    You put that together well.

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  4. Deb December 28, 2021 / 11:47 am

    A very thought provoking poem! I feel empty at times too and there is nothing that can make me feel better during those phases. I absolutely can realte to this write up. We need to learn to share our pain with others so that we do not feel the urge to take some major step during those phases, as they generally tend to be wrong!

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    • Fandango December 28, 2021 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you. Sometime I debate about whether or not to share my pain or problems with others. They have their own problems to deal with, why burden them with mine?


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