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.

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