Shards in the Velvet


I wait for you

Inside this hollow space

Where fervent thoughts

And unfilled whispers

Go unheeded

As they echo past

Your shadow

And I am left

With constant ringing

Contained by silence

That wraps me softly

Within deep velvet

Cutting me

With shards

Of emptiness


©Kay Salady




About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on November 12, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful poem. This makes me sad and I can relate to it. So many must experience this at some point. Why do we make another person part of “who” we are? Then, if that person changes with us we feel so empty. If we could only escape our human conditions…


  2. That’s a very poignant word: “condition”. That’s the key, Scott.
    Have you ever looked at a woman and felt as though you completely
    lost yourself . . . forgot who you were, where you were, and what you
    were doing? I guess it all depends on what you fall into that decides
    your outcome. Some of us fall into something warm and inviting and
    some fall into something they weren’t expecting at all. Some people
    fall and become lost, then that other person finds them and they
    fall all over again and it’s wonderful. That’s how it should be and
    what hearts wait for. We can’t escape the human condition, but we
    can escape the conditions we place on others as well as ourselves,
    that cause harm.

    Hugs you back.


  3. I can feel the sadness, the lonesomeness radiating from this poem Kay.


  4. Beautifully said, Kay. In times like those mentioned, there is always hope, always a reason to carry on. Much love to you.


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