Shattered || Viano Dee

I saw a guy who hurt much.
He was broken, he was screwed
cause he thought she was the one
but she was gone.

I met a lady who lost it.
Eyes red, pillows wet,
pale faced, heart drenched.
Obsessively thinking of all the other ways she could have played her cards to make him stay,
but the fact still remained, that he had strayed.

They both complained.
They had this to say:

I’m so amazed by how easily she, he moved on so fast.
What we had was true, how could she, he easily pass through glass,
unshattered, like it was wind, like we didn’t exist;
like no stone was thrown, like nothing broke.

Why do I have to bleed while she, he, has long been healed?
Why am I still here while she, he, has long disappeared?
Why did I love more while she, he, loved me less?
I guess I still bleed, because she, he, has left me depressed.

I downloaded their agony,
I installed their pain.
My heart had a squeeze, my lips gave out squeaks;
my eyes flung out transparent watery peels
This emotion was a virus, it had infested my flesh,
with both love and pain and a handful of hate and distress.

What could I have offered? A piece of advice?
Who was I to utter words of hope while we all felt hopeless?
I could hear the loud quietness hit through the empty walls
they both had built when she, he, was gone.

Written and Performed: Viano Dee
Instrumental: Mysterious Sorrow by Aakash Gandhi

About Shattered

Shattered is a spoken word poetry which talks about how people feel or look when they’re heartbroken and the effect it could have on others.



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Viano Dee

Non-niche blogger. Poet. Songwriter. A hardcore romantic. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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This is beautiful!!! Wow!!! Amazing poem, it made me very emotional to be honest. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cristina Ioana

A breakup is always difficult. And usually it’s one of the partners that suffers more. Lovely poem!


Reading this makes one feel like he or she is experiencing a break up while he or she isn’t. That’s how good your spoken word is. Great work Vee.

Lori Bosworth

I think some people get into relationships quickly after a breakup thinking it will help them heal. I don’t think it necessarily does because healing takes time. A very heartfelt poem.

Maysz Adrias

Breakup is worse but it doesn’t mean you need to be hopeless all the time. Maybe the right time not come yet take time to yourself to heal.

american mom - french state of

Breakups depending on how long you’ve been together can be one of the hardest things to deal with. I personally like taking me time after


This is the sad reality of breakups. The pain is just normal but one thing for sure, we must not lose hope as time will heal all wounds.

Melanie williams

I lived this. So very true relationships, love and breaking up can be hard going x

Melanie williams

I loved this *typo previously xx

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