Hollow

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Why do we feel empty inside?

Why do we feel hollow inside?

stripped of our emotions 

why do we feel numb inside

when the emotions are raging 

anger and pain are roaring

and all the feelings are screaming and

squealing as hard as they can.

 
Why do we feel hollow inside?

When there is a tornado coming our way

ready to rip us off and throw away

when there is no place to hide

And no moment left to regret.

 
Why do we feel hollow inside?

Why can't we feel the pain of

his body lying naked in the cold

hunger of his soul

why can't we feel the thorn stuck in his foot?

 
Why do we feel hollow inside?

when the whole world is burning alive

and there is only pain and strife

where wombs are scratched clean

and no moment is left serene.

 
Why do we feel hollow inside?

when the life ends in a single shot

and meaning of a life is defined by a bullet

when a senseless hand takes the life of a child.


Why do we feel hollow inside?

when the voyeur eyes and shameless hands

take her pride away

and we still want to cover her

to keep the monster away

when no hand can be trusted

to bring back her pride.


Why do we feel hollow inside?

when the pain and anger crosses the border

their homes are burnt and charred

to bring the world to its order

Where the life takes its first breath

on a minefield


Why do we still feel hollow inside

Oh! why do we still feel hollow inside?
   

Photo by Evan Dennis on Unsplash

This post is in response to the Empty prompt by The Obsessive Writing Challenge – Week 3 Empty Empty

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