Another week is over,

With nothing more to show

Than stiffness in my shoulders,

And half a list undone.

I contemplate my journey,

Gauge my spirit’s warmth;

It seems to be another week

Of self-absorbed neglect.

I search for a spark

In longing silence;

The ache of my heart

Revealing the ugly truth:

I am empty,

Inside, there is nothing.

My eyes well up with tears.


I’ve got something.

13 thoughts on “Empty

  1. Carl D'Agostino November 13, 2011 / 3:57 AM

    “…gauge my spirit’s…. – good pun on illustration

    • jannatwrites November 13, 2011 / 10:20 AM

      I noticed that after I chose that picture. I thought it was funny 🙂 I’m glad you caught that one, Carl…you must be wide awake this morning!

  2. nrhatch November 13, 2011 / 10:42 AM

    We are never empty. We are never alone.

    Great graphic for the poem.

    • jannatwrites November 13, 2011 / 8:24 PM

      True, Nancy. It’s just that this week, it feels that way. I got a wake up call to not give up my ‘me’ time 🙂

  3. cuhome November 13, 2011 / 12:21 PM

    Janna, you are so fulfilling to so many people. I cannot tell you how many smiles you’ve brought to my face. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts. Janet

    • jannatwrites November 13, 2011 / 8:34 PM

      Thanks for the kind words, Janet. Sitting down to write my spiritual post this week made me realize that I haven’t been devoting time to myself for several weeks now. Recognizing it gives me a chance to change it.

  4. pattisj November 13, 2011 / 7:17 PM

    This hit awfully close to home for me this week. Have you been spying on me? A new day lies ahead, another chance. 🙂

    • jannatwrites November 13, 2011 / 8:35 PM

      I’m sorry you could relate to this, Patti. I swear, I haven’t been spying on you 🙂 It is a good thing the feeling is not permanent and each new day is another chance to make things right!

  5. Debbie November 14, 2011 / 9:19 AM

    I feel just that way, too, Janna, sometimes. And I think ‘sometimes’ is the key. I’d hate feeling that way all day, every day. My glass is always half-full; just call me Little Debbie Sunshine! Best wishes for a better week ahead.

  6. SAS Fiction Girl November 14, 2011 / 3:41 PM

    That’s close to the bone, isn’t it? Good writers are brave – they let it all hang out. But…here’s hoping you don’t feel that way two weeks in a row! -Jen

    • jannatwrites November 14, 2011 / 10:04 PM

      I hope not either, Jen. I’m forcing myself to spend ten minutes each night reading and reflecting. I’ll see how it goes 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by. Haven’t “seen” you in a while!

  7. SAS Fiction Girl November 15, 2011 / 9:55 AM

    I’ve been distracted lately. But I find it fun to cruise through a bunch of posts at once and reply to them, even though it forces you to revisit old topics. I find it satisfies my need to write. It’s cheating, because you’re doing the heavy lifting and I’m just sneaking in with jokes, but it’s good fun. And your topics get me thinking!

    • jannatwrites November 15, 2011 / 5:58 PM

      I’m enjoying your jokes, Jen, so keep it up! I’m sure my posts do get you thinking…like, “why did I subscribe to this?”…”why am I wasitng my time responding?”…”why can’t this girl get the mental help she so desperately needs?”

      I’m only teasing. I’m in a strange mood tonight. Good thing for everyone else that I have other commitments tonight away from the computer!

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