Hearts lay dying slowly, torturously.
Barren, yet still warm
From when they were last broken.
Silent suffering, deaf to all
Who once cared for them.
They no longer believe in love.
Too many promises burned alive,
Screaming their pain in earnest,
Tears rising into nothing on the fiery stakes.
Their last breath is fast approaching,
Speeding toward them with cruel intent.
Deathly cold stares turned in their direction.
As they draw in their final moment,
Their last chance to say goodbye,
Quietly tortured eyes close gently.
Peace is finally theirs to treasure.