Friday, November 6, 2015

how do you mend a broken he[art]


do you gather
memories
like seashells on a
distant shore-
listen to them whisper
secrets in your ear

do you gaze
at the stars-
wonder
if somewhere, somehow
you are missed
as immensely as
the ex-
panse of the sky

do you hold on
until it stops
raining-
until you see sunshine
breaking
through the clouds
of your tears

do you ever let go
or is the wound so deep
leaving
a scar-
reminding you
of what could have been

if only for a moment
longer-
do you resist
or surrender
this he[art] of yours
again
a blank canvas

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17 comments:

  1. Can be hard to mend, unless you're crazy like a cat, then just shrug and that is that

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  2. Beautiful, this got to me. Thinking of our grandbaby in heaven. <3

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  3. Perhaps hearts can only be mended...they gather scars...stories but perhaps that makes them even stronger - a wonderful poem..full of heart

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  4. Oh Loredana what a bittersweet poem....where I teeter on the edge of despair somedays in my grief for my father, and the joy of memories...this is so beautifully penned.

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  5. Seasons change. The slow rhythm of life takes a few heartbreak in its stride. Eventually, the broken heart transforms anew and waits for a new spring to dawn.

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  6. I love the quiet contemplation in this verse.. no doubt it can be difficult to mend one's heart. Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. Excellent! You have really captured those wonderings that a person sometimes has in his heart....wondering that someone misses us. And yes, sometimes those scars do live on despite the passage of time and despite the fact that we have both moved on.

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  8. missed as immensely as the ex-Panse of the sky....that's beautiful..nicely done.

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  9. I wonder if we can ever mend, or if it's more about coping with pain.. love the little double meanings you have introduced with brackets.

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  10. Ah, I like how you underline the word 'art' in the heart. ..They said, you become more passionate person after heart 'brockage'..

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  11. "this heart of yours a blank canvas" - wonderful lines! This is beautiful, and resonates with me so strongly.

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  12. Wowza!! The pleading of the broken heart!

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  13. when I discover the answer to that question I will be truly healed.

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  14. a blank canvas indeed, really! which one of us has the answer for dealing with loss and grief.

    wishing you a happy Sunday

    much love...

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  15. There is only one way and that is forward and this is fine so long as we learn from the past which is essentially doing what makes us happy.

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  16. Keep the question open and you will find many answers, all of them valid.

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  17. Beautiful piece, reads like a song.

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