I feel like a part of myself has been torn away
Misplaced forever
in a void of loneliness

My heart wrenches
Twists in pain
Just another ache in my miserable body

My brain is filled with questions
Why now?

How long can I possibly survive?
With this emptiness in my soul?
With this sorrow that fills me?

Can I go on?
Can I be strong?
Can I be brave?

Longing . . .
Sorrow . . .
Pain . . .