Love is so rare a death

“i stand on the edge of sanity

and chasm, i have

loved only you, i torment

in the stillness of

gray and cold, yet i

do not find tears,

my feet are bare as one

who mourns,

purity is no longer

in my soul,”


“you shattered my being

with contempt, cracked my

ribs to destroy my


three clouds push,

but do not hold me

back, i lean forward, they

are only hateful words

like yours,”


“i hold a red rose, once a

symbol of your

love for me, it’s thorns

now in my hand,

i bleed for you,

my wedding dress

begins to come apart, i

cannot mend,

i am naked from



“sparrows jump before learning

to fly, i have no wings,

i leap into nothingness, i

don’t want to hurt

any longer, please let

me die in

unhappiness, i miss

what we did have,

it matters no more,”


“as i fall, i have arisen,

my body trembles,

yet it has found peace

as it breaks

apart on jagged


i am numb, but no less

numb when i fell

out of love… “


Copyright © 06/23/2013 lance sheridan®

Love is so rare a death

110 comments on “Love is so rare a death

  1. beatrice841129783 says:

    Bonjour un bel écrit douce aprèm amicalement

  2. Nova says:

    Outstanding! Such profound emotions

  3. Such an empathetic possession,detailed to the last second!

  4. A very passionate and soulful finale to unrequited love

  5. allenrizzi says:

    As a fellow poet, I loved it!

  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Outstanding. I have no words to describe it’s richness.

  7. Touched one of the deepest saddest chords in my heart…..😢😢

  8. SuperDuque says:

    Absolutely true my friend.

  9. Beata. says:

    She dropped to her knees …

  10. Mysterious and intriguing… I’m wondering what inspired you to write a poem from a woman’s perspective?

  11. susanmehr says:

    Simply beautiful, even mythical.

  12. Such is masterpiece. Thank you for follow. I love your poetics already!

  13. Ah, Lance, I see such pain in this masterful work. Yes, love dies. Yes, the death of love often leaves the person angry, alone, feeling as if one’s very soul has been ripped … even wanting to die. But no matter how much a person may desire it, the death of love seldom grants that boon.

  14. This poem reminds me of lyrics in my favourite band, The Cure (that’s a compliment)

  15. Awesome poetic words of so much depth and so well composed lines, Lance. Great poem.

  16. inhiscare753 says:

    Absolutely powerful and beautifully written. Your words dost flow with emotions so strong from the heart with a great announcement!

  17. Ash says:

    Beautiful poem Lance!

  18. The Wizard says:

    It’s really beautiful.

  19. I appreciate you thought and emotions!

  20. theresaly520 says:

    What a full range of emotions you’ve expressed! It pulls me apart. 🙂

  21. joylennick says:

    A tragic poem, so well expressed, of the loss of ‘all.’ For what is life without love? But an empty shell….

  22. Susi Bocks says:

    You’ve done a great job detailing the crushing emotions of love gone wrong. I hope this wasn’t a personal story, Lance?

  23. Just beautiful, I love this.

  24. This is an excellent, excellent line, “Love so rare a death.”

  25. I’m so glad that I found your blog. Your writing is amazing. This poem, tragically, beautifully, exposes the rawness of love the heart and the ache. Gorgeous piece.

  26. Joni says:

    Painfully beautiful

  27. Really beautiful words. Had me mesmerised as I read it. sweet thrall. easy to understand and identify with. I have written a Villanelle do check it out Here

  28. i am numb, but no less

    numb when i fell

    out of love… —> so painful I can feel it through my bones

  29. Watt says:

    Wow, I’m a bit speechless at this.

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