Poetical Conversion

Since you’ve been gone
I’m avoiding words
Most of all poems
Can’t wrap my hand around a pen
And advocate the heavenliness of love
When I’ve been forcefully converted
To a sad poet by its forsaken desires

74 comments on “Poetical Conversion

  1. Secrets says:

    Gesh, this is beautifully heartbreaking. Great writing my friend.

  2. Melancholic sadness emanates here Ben.

  3. gabychops says:

    GONE? Where? The sadness is overwhelming.

    Thank you.


    • Thank you. And it’s a good question. Where does love go? What does it turn into if it leaves? To another dimension? Or is it only converted to other hearts? Thanks for asking these questions, Joanna. They have got me thinking. And I hope you’re feeling much better!

  4. So sad yet so beautiful.β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈ

  5. crimsonposy says:

    Sorrow wrapped up in a few lines. So sad and well written.

  6. vintageblack says:

    i really love your philo-poems Benjamin – even if this is one has such a blue-tinted feel to it. Never avoid (nor abandon) words, but as the others mentioned, embrace those feelings. talented poet you are

    • Thanks. That means a lot. There are certainly days when it feels harder to write but usually something new always comes in the end. Just sometimes you have wait for the words to return. Cool: “blue-tinted feel.”

      • vintageblack says:

        i can relate so much to what you are saying Benjamin. lately, particularly to this part: “Just sometimes you have wait for the words to return.” haha. maybe we should one day write about how we fight with words, tease, tickle and try to keep them forever engaged and entertained so that they never abandon us

      • Cool. It sounds like you’re unto something there, VB. We’ll have to try something soon in near future. Hope the rest of the day treats you well!

      • vintageblack says:

        yup we should! Thanks Benjamin, likewise!!

  7. Melancholic. I loved this one Ben, you’re an amazing writer.

  8. Chris Hall says:

    Beautifully written, Benjamin – the sadness and frustration drip through your words like tears.

  9. scifihammy says:

    Aw So sorry for your loss of love. Keep writing. Life is full of ups and downs and we need the downs to grow. Who knows what is around the next corner?

  10. Filarance says:

    Such a beautiful and heart touching Poem..!

  11. Ace says:

    This is heartbreakingly beautiful, my friend. Your words are very much alive, I could totally feel each one. You’re truly a magnificent writer, dear Ben!! Everything happens for a reason and things will get better, we must hold onto love and hope. Stay strong and much love!!!

    • Thanks, Ace! Your words have a way of always brightening up the page. I’m glad you liked this one, because the blank page was trying to keep it from coming into existence. Yes, everything happens for a reason and it usually ends up okay in the end. You’re so right: love and hope are some of the most important things, for sure. Lots of love your way! πŸ’ͺ πŸ™‚

      • Ace says:

        Awww you’re most welcome, always!! Well you definitely conquered that blank page!! Here’s to love and hope!! Take care of you, my dear friend πŸ€—πŸ–€πŸ€

      • Thanks so much again. You’re a truly wonderful human being. Take care of yourself as well!!! 🀍 πŸ™‚

  12. Lia says:

    Ah! I should have read this first (before replying on the other comment). Yes! forsaken love. It’s the fuel for poetry all right. I must admit though I can relate (probably like most poets — can we ever get enough?), I feel relieved to see all is indeed alive, and writing well here. :)) This has a cutely ironic quality that I love!

    • Always lovely to see you swing by, Lia!!!! Jilted love does sometimes work as ink. Who can really count how many poems and songs have been written because of this? Perhaps it’s something we all have to go through in our lifetime. Thanks for leaving your thoughts! Really, really is a pleasure to read them. Hope you’re doing better than well!

  13. Love this one my friend.
    Really expressed that feeling so well πŸ–€πŸ–€

  14. The economy of expression is wonderful in this poem, Benjamin. I am so sorry to hear about this, but your poem is beautiful.

    • Thanks a lot!!!! Love is fickle at times, it seems. And perhaps writing is as well. You have to take the happy and the sad together, because there is no other way most times. But perhaps the love poet in me will rise again soon!

  15. Kritika says:

    ‘And advocate the heavenliness of love’ amazing line.
    The broken heart expressing the heart out for poetry.

  16. Sonali says:

    This is so so beautiful and relatable too. It was hard for me to write after I broke up with my ex, it was as if there were no words left in me anymore. I didn’t write anything for about 4 months. But with time, I found my words within myself. Loved reading this poem β™₯β™₯

  17. Hasan Adan says:

    ‘Can’t wrap my hand around a pen
    And advocate the heavenliness of love’ so true Benjamin and it’s those moments of sorrow that brings out another side to us especially as writers.

    • Yes, half the time a writer spends his time wallowing in sorrow, and perhaps some even court it. But we’re really just searching for true and unconditional love. It’s a special thing to give or receive. As writers we sure need to pull from the full range of emotions, and sadness if one of the most powerful ones. Thanks for your thoughts! Always cool conversing with you.

  18. a.s. says:

    These lines are so beautifully written, though heartbreak and missing someone in general is always such a sad feeling. I really like the last line. Hope all is well!

    • Awesome to hear this from you! Yes, they are sad feelings, and sometimes not sure how you ever made it through the last time of missing someone. But, I guess in the end we always make it through. So maybe nothing to worry about. And it’s not good to worry your life away. Better to try and keep smiling if possible. Have a wonderful day! As long as there’s sun there is another chance for something beautiful for happen!

      • a.s. says:

        I can relate, a lot! It’s strange, how missing someone always brings the same pain and sadness, even though it’s a feeling a lot of us experience time and again. But good point, it’s not worth to worry so much that we miss out on the good things. You’re welcome, and have a great day as well!

      • Yes, a feeling as old as time. But maybe there is no better feeling also than missing someone. Sometimes there is a joy to missing someone, especially if you know you’ll one day seem them again. And that missing just shows that everything was real and sincere and … I could go on forever. Thanks again. Stay well!

  19. yassy says:

    She will be back ,Ben. Chin up buddy. We can’t have you sad. It’s just not you. You are somebody who is full of optimism. So bravo keep the ink flowin.

  20. Beautifully evoked poignant poetry…

  21. Achingly sad & beautiful, my friend. Great job! 🌞

  22. judeitakali says:

    So deep.

  23. Jeff Flesch says:

    Mmmm. Indeed, known this; excellent poem, my friend.

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