topic: LOVE AND HEARTBREAK medium: TEXT, VIDEO
as shared at a PenTales event themed “Love and Heartbreak”
PenTales Pick of the Day
By: Tiffany J Colón
“It hurts to be numb” is a piece that speaks to many people at some point or another in their lives. It is about the instinct
to push people away, so that we need not experience the pain of losing them. Actually hearing it makes the words more powerful. It forces us to ask the question, is love worth the pain that may follow it?
Here is the complete text of the poem:
Leave me now, if have to leave me at all
I shall not get used to, your hands that catch my fall!
I’m so tired of the feeling of agony and loss
Be it of innocence, of sanity, of life
Be it of dreams that ceased on their journey
To the realization of concreteness
Be it of hope that faded away in the dark tunnel
Sometimes, my very existence is my worst humiliation
Don’t get too close, don’t offer yourself to me
Quite disappointment, you might get to see
The anathema of my voodoo morbidity might rub off on you
If I’m a victim of an unnamed feeling, why should you suffer too?
I drive away the people that I want around me
If you just give up and vanish, that won’t astound me
I’m just so scared of loss, there’s probably nothing I wish to gain
There’s anguish in numbness, but feeling gives much more pain!