The broken man

The broken man listens to Caruso all night long,
He feels every lyric of the song,
With every line his heart pulls further apart,
But at the end he just goes back to the start,
He wants to feel the searing pain,
Thats why he listens again and again,
He’s grieving at the love he’s lost,
When he entered the other girls bed he had no idea of the cost,
And now as he sits alone,
After all the mourners shook his hand and have gone,
He listens to the song again,
And feels the familiar stab of pain,
But its only a quarter of the hurt she felt,
Before she took her final breath and from the pianoforte she leapt,
Leaving him a note that read,
“I love you very much,
Very, very much, you know,
Its become a chain,
That melts the blood inside the vein,
Thats why he listens to Caruso again and again,
Thats why he wants the searing pain.


Author: Edmund Gacy

A poet and song lyricist with a dark side.

4 thoughts on “The broken man”

  1. Wow, just wow. Your poem was hauntingly stunning to me. The words, your voice. It was great. If you don’t mind I would love to feature this in my poetry corner. I will reblog this post to my page and hopefully, my followers will visit your page to read more of your works. Well done!


  2. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:
    Good evening everyone and welcome to another Friday Night Poetry Corner. This week, man, this poem by Edmund Gacy is a fantastic read. The words, the emotions were incredible and this writer used them all to convey the pain of the subject. Please visit this poet’s page and read more of his works!

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