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Poems about Broken Hearts, Heartache & Lost Love
by Alison Stormwolf


A collection of inspirational poetry by Alison Stormwolf about broken hearts, broken dreams, lost love, past relationships, wounded hearts and heartache.


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Lost Advice

Get a life! Move on!
All the usual advice
That flies over my head
How CAN I explain?
How can I get through?
Without him beside me
I'd rather be dead

Well it’s dead that I am
In my heart and my mind
But I keep up pretence
Because all that I find
Are those who feel now
I have SO much to give

When they don't understand,
That my reason to live
Was lost on that day
When I waved my goodbyes
At the airport in Houston
To my dreams and desires

He is lost to me now
And lost he'll remain
And the only thing living
Is my sense of real pain.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Jobs Comforters

All the times they tell me
Never slow to enlighten me
You weren't there
"He never really loved you"
"If he had, he would never
Have left you to sink
Into the Black Mire."

I do not understand it either
I only know you loved me
No matter how many people
Since then, have done their best
To reassure me it was not so.

I looked into your eyes
And accessed your soul
You did the same to me
What more do we need to know?

Our actions are at times
Influenced by external forces
I only know I loved you
This was not meant for publication
Only as a heart felt tribute
To the greatest happiness I ever knew

My arms around your neck
Walking in the forest
Or along the sea front
Together and happy.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Evidence for the Prosecution

You weren’t there when you should have been
You weren’t there
When I told everyone you would be!
My night in shining amour
Became rusty overnight
My soul mate forgot he had another half!

Oh how I wish you had been there!
Through all the terrors and the pain
When life had lost all meaning
And my mind was in distress
And I wandered as a ghost

I always thought that you would be
‘The One’ to sleigh the dragon
To raise me from the fiery pit
And rock me back to health
Safe in your arms

You weren’t there in the cold dawn
Warm arms wrapped around me.
It was not your car I heard
As I staggered to the window
Eyes swollen from grief and loss

The voice I heard through sedation
In the hospital, was not yours
You were not arriving
To take me to lunch
My longing’s cruel trick

I would have walked on broken glass
Stared Medusa in the face
Starved and suffered just to know
You were alright, not left your side
From daybreak to daybreak

Oh God! No matter how I view it

No matter how I try to analyze

Your sudden withdrawal from my loving world

The facts speak for themselves

You weren’t there!

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Ghost Of Your Past

Love of my life,
I stand in the background
Through your ups and downs,
Your winning and losing
Your dark nights
And waking hells.

Love of my life
I think of you with kindness
Although you left me
I know you suffered
And died a death
When you remembered

Love of my life
My arms were waiting
And would have done through the torment
Of what we let slip away
Till the end days

What infinite sadness
What total lack of courage
What misplaced bravery I saw in you
What pain and suffering
You and your “loving”
Put me through.


© Alison Stormwolf

 

Bus Journey by Night

Watching dark shapes
Express themselves in my view
Then disappear forever;
I think of you, my dark one
Who expressed himself in my view
Then disappeared forever.

Time moves on, wounds heal , well…..
To the naked eye
But the bearer of those wounds
Can sometimes have been so afflicted!
SO terribly speared
By life’s cruel blows
So awfully ‘run through’
By circumstance's lance

The superficial scarring...
That shallow, incomplete healing
Is all their raw souls can afford
To let others see .....

They keep close to their skin!
The terrible depth,
The awful gaping, oozing hole
Left in their crucified side

Which renders them completely defenceless
Totally naked and vulnerable,
Before a judgemental world
Of those with thickened skins...
Those with shallow commitment,

Those… not like me!

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Love of my Life

I try, I really try to forget
How it was for us
Lying in your strong arms
My love for you filling my heart to overflowing
Almost breaking out of my chest
The feelings were so intense.

I try! I really try to tell myself
I WILL love again, make love again!
Then I see your smiling face in my inner vision
I hear the memory of your voice
The one that made my wings take flight
And my body reel with my longing

When I wake in the cold dawn, alone
Even the pillows I place where you used to lie
No longer comfort me….even half asleep!

You are gone! You are gone………
And my heart is an empty hollow
And my mind crucifies me all over again.

Never give your heart to this degree
Love by all means and with a passion!
But never put your soul completely on the line
For a mere mortal……..

Love and trust, take risks and live.
Of course do these things…
But keep a tiny bit of soul to cuddle up to
A tiny reason and part of you
Which wants to live and try again

Otherwise you will become as one
Who enters the party dressed to kill
Makes wonderful conversation
And everyone laughs alongside
Never realising your heart
Is a cold and inaccessible tomb.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Seascape

Grey sky, thundering waves
Wash away all my tears
Give me back the power to trust
Allieviate all of my fears.

I loved a man with a passion deep;
Yes, deeper than the sea,
Oh! talk to me with your breakers loud
How could he do this to me?

To every ill that stalks this Earth
A cure in nature is found
So speak to me with your watery voice
Why did MY love run aground?

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Betrayal And The Consequences

Will you be there for me?
Yes, said he
Always! A care for me?
Yes! Said he
Can I believe in you, secrets reveal to you
Can I be real to you?
Yes, said he.

Is it safe if I cry for you?
Yes, said he.
Other's deny for you?
Yes, said he
Surrender my heart to you, yes EVERY part to you
'Till death us do part' to you?
YES! Said he!

I have my history
Yes said he
Bit of a mystery
Yes, said he
Yet will you stay with me, right down the way with me
And never stray from me?
Yes, said he.

Are you the 'real thing?'
Yes, said he
Give me a wedding ring?
YES! Said he.
See all is well for me, truth always tell to me
Go down to hell for me?
Yes, said he.

Are you willing to die for me?
Yes, said he
Grow wings and fly with me?
Yes, said he
Will you be true to me, one of the few to me?
Always anew to me?
Yes, said he.

YOU ARE A LIAR!
NO! Said he
Climbed out of the mire!
No, said he
Angels revealed your lies
Hell is YOUR paradise
Demons are in your eyes
… Yes, said he.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

You Weren't There

You weren't there when you should have been
You weren't there
When I told everyone you would be!
My night in shining amour
Became rusty overnight
My 'soul mate' forgot he had another half!

Oh how I wish you had been there!
Through all the terrors and the pain
When life had lost all meaning
And my mind was in distress
And I wandered as a ghost

I always thought that you would be
'The One' to Sleigh the Dragon
To raise me from the fiery pit
And rock me back to health
Safe in your arms…..

You weren't there in the cold dawn
Warm arms wrapped around me;
The car I heard was not yours
As I staggered to the window
Eyes swollen from grief and loss

The voice I heard through sedation
In the hospital, was not yours
You were not arriving
To take me to lunch!
My longing's cruel trick

I would have walked on broken glass
Stared Medusa in the face
Starved and suffered just to know
You were alright, not left your side
From daybreak to dusk

Oh God! no matter how I view it
No matter how I try to analyze
Your sudden withdrawal from my loving world
The facts speak for themselves
You weren't there!

© Alison Stormwolf

Shattered Dreams

Ruined, torn to shreds
All the plans we had
Whispered vows of love
Shattered like fine glass
And thrown to the winds
The confetti of my belief

Colour has gone, drained
Dissolved in dark puddles
My world is full of shadows
Of misunderstanding and disbelief
My idol had feet of clay
Whoever would have thought?
My conviction SO strong!

Robbers have plundered
My 'End of the Rainbow'
While I was busy daydreaming
Of little houses and cosy fires
My future was captured
And sacrificed to a doubt!

Oh, yea of little faith!
With plastic swords and rusty armour
Empty promises and shallow love
Mount your lame donkey
And ride to your chosen sunset.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Lost Love

Just a room in a hotel
And a window letting in
Light from streetlights down below
And the stars from up above
Just a woman lying close
To the man she truly loves

Though the room is dimly lit
Moonlight gently bathes them there
Words unneeded, hearts on fire!
As he gently strokes her hair
Knowing he will soon be gone
Aching hearts they too must share

One more night of stolen bliss
Then the cruel light of day!
So for now let passions stir
And the world shall fade away
Lovers now, but not for long
Still my crying with a kiss

I care not what the world may say
Problems now or problems past
We'll take our chances with the fate
Our stolen hours have engineered
All I know is that I love
And this memory will always last!

(For Gordon C)

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Why?

We had it all, just like in the films
Or the most exquisite novel
Our love was sublime
Taken out of the mundane
To a level seldom experienced

My trust was total
My faith had no weak spot
I felt truly blessed, albeit after a wait
While I rode the breakers of life
And paid for my folly

Well worth the wait!
Your arms were my Shangri-La
I saw the universe in your eyes
And held the world in my touch
Eternity became reality

Then you were gone
Snatched kisses at the airport
Never dreaming the turning of the page
As your smiling face
Was lost to my view

On a starry night
When the frost is on the ground
And the moon is high in the sky
And magic is all around
There I stand by the trees.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Trust

A five letter word
Delicate, easily damaged
As a new borne chick
A soap bubble
Blown high with expectations
Of things to come

Not easily birthed!
Delayed labour, complications
Then the wonderful moment
When dreams are realised
And hope..becomes reality!

Take care!
Handle as a rainbow castle
Once dispersed with one clumsy act
Rebuilding may take years!
The finished product
A sad shadow
Of what was once.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

The Conundrum

How do you tell a dry bone how it feels to cry?
Or an eagle soaring the sunlit skies
The life of a worm in the black moist earth?
How do I penetrate the granite wall of your denial?
And expose you in the cruel light of a midday mirror?

How I longed to protect you, soft downy angel wings
Encircling your hurting spirit
A tigress devouring your enemies, no one left standing
A rainbow light surrounding you
Impenetrable to life's cruel wounds.

I would have fought to the last breath
Endured the unimaginable, faced Goliath
Tackled the Hydra unarmed
If I could have saved you the inner agonies
Bestowed on me, of hurt, betrayal and abandonment

Take up your shield, the act gives the power
Stand tall in the land of little people
Look to the sky and forge ahead
For GOD himself is beside you
The Archer to your charioteer.

© Alison Stormwolf

 

Kind Lies

Tell me it’s a nightmare
Rock away my fears
Hold me oh! So gently
Kiss away my tears
Say you’ll never leave me
Say it did not end
Stroke my face and whisper
Just for now…

Pretend

© Alison Stormwolf

Related Wisdom Quotes:
- Wisdom Quotes On Love, Relationships
- Wisdom Quotes on Forgiveness
- Wisdom Quotes on Life, Attitude, Self-Awareness


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