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This is the way

This is the way love dies -

shredded to bits
in painful arguments

torn to pieces
in pointless discussions

warped beyond recognition
in accusations and blame

faded and colourless
with each memory twisted

dreams turned into nightmares,
hopes dashed to oblivion

tenderness morphed into aggression
sweetness transformed into a bitter stew.

This is the way love dies -

torn from my trembling hands
stomped on and squashed
trampled and ripped
consigned to the never-was and never-will-be-again.

This is the way love dies -

not all in one go, but little by little
not with a bang, but a whimper at a time…


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

This is the way

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

Poem inspired by the last stanza of T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘Hollow Men’:
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


MCN: CFSY1-TJAH3-UY31D

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