When writing or living, at times a person suffers emotional pain, a deep shearing hurt. When living the hurt, words can't describe the agony, but when writing about the pain, the writer must find words.
However, after having someone loved deliver to a writer a spat of words, oversight, or action that tears the heart, a writer might try to find a way to describe the physical manifestations suffered to him or her.
1. Pain and crushing weight in the chest.
2. Stomach tied in knots, yes, not a cliche but for real.
3. Brain whirling.
4. Feeling of suffocation.
6. Vision blurred
7. Desire to run, to move, to leave
8. Overwhelming need to cry: deep, tortured sobs that rip a person apart
9. Wanting to strike out, to hit a wall, kick a footstool, take physical action
10. Sick, nauseated.
11. Want to crawl in bed and stay there forever.
12. Feeling hopeless and lost
Now, if I ever need to write about a person suffering a deep, agonizing, emotional pain, I have a starting point.