Survival: Spoken Word

Survival: Spoken Word

Survival: Spoken Word.

Survival || Viano Dee

They say wounds take time to heal;
they say time heals everything. Well,
I am wounded — guess time will heal

But how long will it take?
Now that it is in a broken state —
my heart, I mean. How soon will it
get out of the ICU?

They tell me I don’t look it; they’re not
even aware it’s been there.
No worries. I’ve been coping.
I’ve grieved enough. I’ve smiled a lot;
sometimes too occupied — it goes ignored.

It’s worked too hard and loved beyond words.

I’m starting to feel it go numb. Can it be resuscitated? Gradually emotions are fading out — it’s building resistance,
slowly getting cold.

It’s losing grip. It’s tired, it’s scared
and so has built a wall — a wall
where no sunlight can reach,
where love will not search.

It’s numb.
It’s cold.
It’s gone — for now.

Will it ever return?
I guess time will tell.

Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Slow Hammers by The Mini Vandals (Royalty Free Beat)

About Survival

The poem is about a broken heart. One that has given all and is left empty. In order to survive, the heart goes numb by shutting out every feeling or desire to fall in love. The poet reveals that only time will tell if the heart will be open to love again.

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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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Such a beautiful poem, I love the figure of speech between time, healing and wound..keep up.

Reply to  amadi

Thanks so much Amadi.


Thank you for sharing your poem. Poetry is such a powerful vehicle for expressing emotions. Keep writing. Keep sharing.

Jaana McEntee

Such a wonderful way to express yourself..I really enjoyed your poem, thank you for sharing!

Van Tay

They say real love makes us vulnerable. As such, the happiness is tenfold but so is the heartache. If your heart needs to be closed, so be it. Close it, grieve it and let yourself heal. Just always listen to your heart. If we truly listen, our heart will tell us when it needs us to close it to heal and grieve & when it needs us to open wide. Hey, our heart does so much work for us. We own our heart this much to not listen to it :-)…

Reply to  Van Tay

Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I truly appreciate it.

alexandra cook

such a beautiful words made, I tend to express myself by writing too, this inspired me more 

Reply to  alexandra cook

Thank you so much Alexandra. Glad you feel inspired.


This is what we call taking your heart out and turning it into words. You are gifted dear friend

Reply to  Simi

Thanks so much Simi.


This is a wonderful piece. It is sad but it gives us hope that we can love again despite all the heartbreak.

I personally experienced this. We may feel numb from all the pain but one day, we’ll just wake up free and ready to love again. 

Reply to  Clarice

You are right Clarice. Sometimes, it just feels like the wound won’t heal but it does eventually.

Tochukwu Precious Eze

Wow! Such a beautiful piece. It’s hard to imagine opening up again after a heartbreak–the idea that you may get hurt again versus the idea that you may never have a chance at a new great thing because of closing yourself off. Thanks for sharing!


Very true Sonja. Thanks for stopping by.


Absolutely beautiful! Your voice and the music are just a perfect match! Really enjoyed listening to you. Thank you for for sharing. 

Reply to  Serena

Thank you so much Serena. Glad you enjoyed it.


Thought provoking! You always have a way with words

Reply to  Jenn

Thanks a lot Jenn. Glad you enjoyed it.

Janay Kris

This is absolutely beautiful and i love the meaning! 

Reply to  Janay Kris

Thanks so much Janay.

Reply to  Viano Dee

True. Thank you.

Liz Bayardelle

Such an impactful piece of work!  I am definitely getting a full poetry education reading your blog.

Michele Dennis

Wow! This was an absolutely stunning piece! I definitely can relate to it in my current life…

Reply to  Michele Dennis

Thanks so much Michele. Glad you can relate to it.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra

It is true that only time can tell when a broken heart will heal. This piece resonates with a time in my past, however, I was blessed with the grace to recover from the hurting. Great job in writing this piece!


Thanks so much Kristine.

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