A wounded soul,
A broken heart,
A battle for mental repairment.

I compare your tone with the look in your eyes,
To your embrace which states explicitly in utter silence.
You do not have to speak for fatigue rules,
The contour of your body’s aura, for you had personified importantly in principle.

It’s still there beneath your skin?
Strength and truth!
Comfort and power!
Fire that burns your drive!
The elegance of your character,
Think of the air you breathe?



  1. Noriko Bell on February 15, 2024 at 8:47 AM

    Your poem speaks of hope but also of courage and strength of character. I admire your spirit. Please keep writing. Your soul spills out through your well chosen words.

  2. Claire on February 16, 2024 at 10:19 PM

    This beautifully captures the resilience of the human spirit amidst adversity, reminding us of the silent yet powerful support found in human connection. Despite the battles for mental repairment, the poem emphasizes the strength and truth that still reside within, serving as a source of comfort and inspiration for a fresh start.

  3. Emily on February 17, 2024 at 12:44 PM

    This poem captures the journey of self-discovery and resilience, offering a message of hope and empowerment to anyone who has faced hardship and is seeking a fresh start. Thank you for your words.

  4. Bella G on February 17, 2024 at 3:01 PM

    Hi there,

    I really like the message of your poem, as actions speak louder than words and despite what one goes through, resilience can help you retain your spirit. I like how you used punctuation and variations in sentence length to convey your message and emphasize certain parts of your poem. Nice work!

  5. Geneve on February 17, 2024 at 6:49 PM

    CD, your poem captures the struggle of a wounded soul and a broken heart wanting and waiting for mental repair. It’s about finding strength in silence, in the unspoken understanding between people. Despite weariness, the poem talks about the power of self the potential for renewal, or a fresh start. It’s a raw reflection on resilience in the middle of life’s obstacles.

  6. Tanzil Quddus on February 18, 2024 at 5:15 PM

    The strength, truth, comfort, and power hidden beneath the surface symbolize resilience and the potential for transformation if someone really wants it.

  7. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 12:39 PM

    Overall, this poem gave me hope. Even though the past 7 months have been full of brokenness due to my grandmother’s death, deep down inside I still have a fuel that drives me to unlock my full potential. To be the best person I can be. Thank you for this.

  8. O'Neil Hamilton on March 24, 2024 at 1:30 PM

    CD, I admire your ability to describe in vivid detail. I love the lines, “I compare your tone with the look in your eyes,/To your embrace which states explicitly in utter silence./ You do not have to speak for fatigue rules.” Reading others’ tone and body language to understand what their really saying is an important skill. I sometimes find myself reading others to understand the true meaning carried by their words. Thank you for your insight.

  9. Jamie on April 2, 2024 at 9:47 PM

    This heartfelt poem beautifully captures the emotional turmoil and inner strength of a person facing deep struggles. The imagery and emotions expressed in the poem resonate powerfully.
    The opening lines, “A wounded soul, A broken heart, A battle for mental repairment,” immediately evoke a sense of pain and the ongoing struggle to heal from emotional wounds. This sets the tone for the rest of the poem, establishing the deep emotional journey being described.
    The contrast drawn between the tone of the person’s voice and the look in their eyes, and the explicit statement made by their embrace, provides a vivid portrayal of the profound emotions being experienced. This contrast underscores the depth of the person’s feelings and the complexity of their inner world. Keep up the great work!

  10. Emma on April 12, 2024 at 12:01 PM

    I love your writing style. The way you introduce the context of despair and pain with short, abrupt sentences draws the reader in immediately. I also admire how you reached out and connected with the audience by asking questions. Keep up the great work!

  11. Gaby on April 30, 2024 at 1:20 PM

    Your poem really encapsulates the complexity of human emotions. You discuss inner turmoil and turn it into a story of resilience and overcoming even the worst of things. This poem encourages hope, strength, and power to initiate a fresh state, especially to those currently struggling. Thank you for your incredibly powerful words!

  12. Kaylie on May 1, 2024 at 8:20 AM

    This poem beautifully describes hope and encouragement for those who have. struggled. Thank you for your work!

  13. Rose Osburn on May 2, 2024 at 12:40 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poem, CD. This reminds me that in life everyone experiences varied hardships and yet resilience can be found. It can be difficult, but we do have the fire that burns our drive!

  14. Dorthea on May 6, 2024 at 2:11 PM

    I really relate to this poem especially the first 3 lines.

  15. Zoe Crane on May 15, 2024 at 7:59 AM

    I love how uplifting your poem is. I like the way you flow through the text from struggle to uplifting. The use of exclamations and capitalization in the last lines really show the tone you are communicating and emphasize your new hope!

  16. Kylie on June 12, 2024 at 11:17 PM

    This poem is beautiful. It envokes feelings in the reader of hopefulness and optimism, something that is lacking in our society today. I like the use of capitalization at the end, as if to fully conclude and emphasize the new beginnings that diverge from experiences. Thank you for your words.

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