Tuesday, August 1, 2023





Every pain has its period of time,

it seems like catharsis

on the way to spiritual purification

when man becomes stronger and wiser.


Finally, only a scar remains

and a bitter taste in the mouth

as a full stop at the end of the story

about the wrong people

and wrong decisions.




Of all my failures

you were the one

who fooled me the most

when you misled me to believe

how I meant something to you,

if I wasn´t the same

as all the others,

just one more trophy

in your collection.

Sadly, you were just an illusion,

my imagination,

what I wanted you to be.

That part of me that is missing.




How painful it is to watch

that indifference in your eyes

that icy look

at the edge of disdain.


Your body is here

although you want to be far away.

You are figuring out a way

how to disappear

having a right excuse

without guilty conscience,

if you have conscience at all,

because you have no love inside.


You are still present

although you left a long time ago.

All that remains is an empty shell

without content and purpose,

like footprints in the sand

which the first wave will wash out.




JASMINA SFILIGOJ an economist and aromatherapist by profession, was born on August 9, 1963 in Zagreb, Croatia. She is a bilingual poetess. She writes both in Croatian as well as in English language. So far her poems have been published in many domestic and international anthologies, poetry collections and literary magazines. The release of the first independent collection of poetry is planned. In the meantime, her writing continues in the various signifying online platforms and web portals.


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