A Warm Shower

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A short and quick poem.

Submitted: July 24, 2017

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You stand in the shower 
 
 
 
Warm water running down your neck 
 
 
 
Your tears blend in with your wet face 
 
 
 
As you try to control your sobbing 
 
 
 
The warmth of the water reminds you of the gentle heat of love 
 
 
 
You'd expect sad and sombre music to be playing quietly in the background 
 
 
 
But no, all you hear is the showering running and water dripping 
 
 
 
And your own hopeless sobs 
 
 
 
Your turn up the heat of the water, trying to live in the moment of warm happiness once more
 
 
 
Now the water burns your skin, but you ignore the pain in your desperation 
 
 
 
It seems no force on this earth can stop the pain
 
 
 
No amount of hugs and handshakes from family will cure your illness 
 
 
 
Countless "I'm so sorry for your loss" have been said 
 
 
 
But that won't bring her back
 
 
 
And now you embrace the burning pain 
 
 
 
And let the searing of your flesh consume your mind 
 
 
 
Because you have nothing left, or so you think
 
 
 
I will let you stand there, in pain, because I cannot communicate from this world 
 
 
 
And I will always watch you, and love you, but you will never know
 
 
 
And that hurts far more than boiling water ever could


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