Friday, December 31, 2010

With You/Without You

With you I was whole, my life was complete.
I was ready to share all your pain and joy.
Without you, I am empty--there's a hole
In my heart where your love used to be.

With you, I was a woman of strength and power
Who finally knew just what she wanted from life.
Without you, I'm that lost little girl, frightened and alone,
Who struggles to find a reason to go on every day.

With you, I believed in undying love again
And in dreams that could come true at last.
Without you, my heart is shattered beyond repair
And dreams have turned to nightmares and sorrow.
© 2010 TDK


  1. Just learned this morning that this will be published in the February issue of the emagazine POETRY & PROSE!!!

  2. Congratulations on having your poem published! I think we have all felt the emptiness that comes with the ending of a relationship. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Well, I had a nice thoughtful comment, but blogger ate it.

    ANYWAY, I find this so heartbreaking! I love the ebb and flow of it, the inevitability of the "without you" lines. Amazing how one person can strike such a myriad of emotions, isn't it?

    Oh, and congratulations on having this published! That's quite the accomplishment :)

    Thanks for linking up and sharing this lovely piece!

  4. Congrats on being published! I can definitely relate to where this emotion is coming from. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I've been there too. It isn't a nice place to be. HUGS. Big, fat, HUGS.