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EMPTY - by: Linda Law
by Linda Law

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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So many tell of being in a room full of people, being in a room with someone they love....yet they feel empty!


EMPTY
by:  Linda Law

When your heart is full with feelings one can't share
When your mind stores memories that you cannot bare
When your face smiles and hides what's deep inside

Each room you enter is filled with friends and loved ones
Our moments fill with reminders stacked by the tons
Some are good, others are hazy, almost forgettable
People all around, touching, smiling, some regrettable

In the center I see me, listening, hoping, needing something
Dreaming of the days gone by, wishing time would bring...
The times when you were here, when life was complete

When the bills pile up, and there is never enough
When you stop and wonder, why times are so tough
When your face still smiles and hides what's deep inside

Time stands still when hardship abounds, making its rounds
As you wonder, will it ever get better, always shaky ground
Watching people as they move about their lives
Wondering why everyone about you, seems to thrive

In my mind, and to the world, I can always pretend
that life is good, and all that is wonderful is just around the bend
Yet when I look into the mirror with clear honest eyes
Reality tells me that it's not a mask, it's not pretend...it's all lies

Do you wonder what it means to be full, like a tank of gas
Driving all around, running errands, knowing it won't last....
One day you wake, and decide to tell the truth...to yourself
No one else matters, it's time to take yourself off the shelf

I don't need you to complete me... I don't need others to fill me..
What I do need is to fill this hole, this deep darkness to be free
I no longer want to feel this sadness, so I ask you to forgive me
I ask you to love me, because I'm so tired of being empty!






EMPTY - by: Linda Law
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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/16/2010
For many years I was empty without love and went into a shell to protect myself from others. i was unhappy and now realize that I wasted those years
hug
Kathy
Reviewed by Linda Law 3/5/2010
Thank you for your great reviews. Some days we are not as empty as others, and that I understand is natural...normal. It's when we can't fill the emptiness for long periods that we can consider it a problem. Love and caring is essential at times in filling that black, deep hole...we each don't like to admit it...but it only takes one person to show they care...it gives us hope and nudges us forward...You, my friends have done this for me on several occasions, and I certainly pray that each of you will also receive some reassurance as well. hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Eugene Williams 11/8/2009
beautifuly writen a best by all means thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/20/2009
"EMPTY" reaches into the soul with emotions....
Living an Authentic Life is imperitive to the Emotional Wealth of each of us!
Very Very Emotional Poem, I Fell I Need To Hug Someone
{{HUG}}....one more for good measures {{{{HUG}}}}
Peace, Love & Inspirations
Embraced~Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/20/2009
Linda "EMPTY" profusely runs over with emotions.
Touching ones heart in so many ways the poetics is simply beautiful and understandable.
"EMPTY" also possesses a great energy of innocence as well, sort of an eruption of a heart.

"...I don't need you to complete me... I don't need others to fill me..
What I do need is to fill this hole, this deep darkness to be free
I no longer want to feel this sadness, so I ask you to forgive me
I ask you to love me, because I'm so tired of being empty!"

Blessings and restored joy always,
Gwendolyn




Reviewed by Linda Settles 5/13/2009
Realizing, "its all lies," is the first step toward filling our empty lives. Freedom from anxiety flows with giving up our pretense, but then, you know that my friend for you have just written eloquently of that truth. I'm so glad that our God meets us where we are, especially when we're not yet where we want to be.

Love,
Linda
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/13/2009
(((HUGS))) love and prayer -

Karla.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/13/2009
A breath of fresh air, truly beautiful and baring it all out. "I don't need you to complete me..." this is the first line to my poem "Complete Me" in my book Lemonade Street
Reviewed by James Adair 5/11/2009
Each honest line felt so familiar. Thanks Linda for putting words to your feelings. The problems of the world may pile up at times and leave us numb. But they can't eclipse a bright heart. Keep your faith even though it's being tested! Very nice poem!
Reviewed by Rozzy Diouf 5/11/2009
Wow! hope you're feeling better. Very well written and emotional..God bless you!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/11/2009
Is there ever really an answer to the emptiness? Only the one feeling that emptiness can ever truly fill it, as it generally stems from one's own feelings of inadequacy, etc...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 5/11/2009
Sounds like the bottom of a low point--I once wanted to end it all during my drinking years soon after returningfrom Vietnam with a heavy dose of PTSD. I sat there with a loaded weapon. A light went on that told me that life is like the weather. There are storms and there are days filled with sunshine. To reach the sunshine, even if it is brief, you must weather the storms and sometimes those storms come one after another until it is almost more than one can stand. If one lives long enough, the sun does come out.
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/11/2009
Thank God for the cup which runs over...then there is the joy and you are never alone. I love this. It over flows.
Reviewed by 000 000 5/11/2009
You put your heart and soul into your writings.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/11/2009
Hi Linda, I belive that you have just expressed that part of a human being that everyone ignores about themselves... you've defined it very clearly.. thank you for sharing this...

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/10/2009
Powerful piece, Linda; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/10/2009
This one hit home hard...I must be honest and say I have truly had those feelings in the past myself and it is a horrible feeling to have to accept and forget.

fee
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 5/10/2009
((((( Linda )))))

I guess you and I write in the same manner. What we feel is what we will write, and no bullshit about it.

I also have these empty feelings from time to time. Like I'm in a room full of people, everyone's laughing and joking and seem so happy and then I would be wondering why are they so happy? Don't they have the same problems that I have? Don't they have bills to pay? Errands to run? Jobs to go to?

And then I would be feeling so out of place.

The fact is we just have to make the most out of life, for when we think of all the people who are living in worse condition than us then we would probably have something that we could smile about. Just be happy that you still have a job to go to so you can still continue to create bills that you can afford to pay.

Just be yourself and be happy! Happy Mother's Day to you my sweet friend!!

Lots of love,

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/10/2009
Praying that the empty feeling leaves and is filled with love, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Donnie Madden (Reader) 5/10/2009
Linda,

So sad to feel empty...... I do love you and you are empty like a full tank of gas.......You are loved by many on AD. We all think the world of you. Each wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY......

Luv Ya.....Donnie
Reviewed by Milton Handfield 5/10/2009
Hi linda, I know what you are talking about. I know what is longing to be free and have peace of mind. We have to find the positive to keep going until we are free.


milton



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