Torture By One

In response to Bartholomew Barker’s
Living Poetry Monday Poetry Prompt: TORTURE

Torture knowing you go home
to her every night
cooking, eating, cleaning,
sleeping – together.

Torture viewing pictures
of what could have been,
you with your children
and grandchildren.

Torture thinking of you at night
sleeping comfy and warm
curled up and secure
with – her.

Torture all alone in my bed
toss and turn in the sheets
‘til the suns rays break through
my torture.


  1. JeanMarie says:

    So sad. I hope the narrator of the poem finds her/his suffering relieved in the next poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is so very sad …a wonderful write 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  3. KL Caley says:

    Oh wow. Great poem, Ami. Heartbreaking. KL ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much KL! ❤️


  4. Sadje says:

    A very vivid and moving poem

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome Ami

        Liked by 1 person

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