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when a terrible truth strikes

By: Evelyn Dianne Rodarte


when a terrible truth strikes 

and your heart cries out,

being carried off with nothing to grasp. 


I try to tell myself that everything 

will be okay but

truth escaped


I listen to the sound of the cold 

as goosebumps jump the skin 

he once touched,

I am then reminded of the lies 

that brought truth for the better

but my heart could not understand

why it no longer pumped blood, 

why it felt so cold, 

and why it no longer raced when it heard his name


I was left with nothing but the terrible truth

that struck my heart into an endless void

that no cry could help it escape.