Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-hollow January 31, 2015

Her belly is hollow.

Once it was filled with him,

but she has been excavated

and spun into emptiness.

.

Her head is hollow.

Once it was filled with him,

but she has been desolated

and spun into heaviness.

.

Her life is hollow.

Once it was filled with him,

but she has been devastated

and spun into enviousness.

.

Her hope was hollow.

Once it was filled with him,

but she has been extricated,

and spins into readiness

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25 Responses to “poem-hollow”

  1. Michael33 Says:

    Quite interesting and unusual poetry Shawn – I love it when I find un-ordinary writing… Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope your evening and your tomorrow are filled with beautiful moments…
    Michael

    • Thanks, Michael.

      I had my first big outing since breaking my ankle, and ended up sleeping 15 hours last night. I didn’t even dream any beautiful moments. I’d say they wore me out! 🙂

  2. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Nothing like a happy ending. 🙂

  3. Heartafire Says:

    Your blog has been nominated for the “Lovely Blog Award”, if you wish to accept it you may collect it at my blog, House of Heart.

  4. You did not mention her heart.

  5. narble Says:

    Good lawd. That’s hollow. Pain, fer sher.

  6. This is such a lovely poem. Hollowness sometimes haunts but it is part of everybody’s life. It was wonderful to read this.

  7. hakeem Says:

    I like how the subject of each verse gets bigger as the poem progresses, perhaps showing how it doesn’t always get better in time?

  8. lovely poetry, wishing you best of luck in the year to come.

    visit me and enjoy poetry rally …thanks

  9. dpnoble Says:

    Powerful and thought provoking. I’ve become a fan!


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