Heart On A String


Am I a fool for falling in love

Getting caught up in his hand glove

I can’t think he’s got me all twisted

All too himself so tight fisted


Wrapped around his little finger

My heart palpitates and lingers

Lost and blind without him near

His voice in my head is all I hear


Which way to go, right or left

He’s got me on lock with antitheft

Without his hand extended to mine

I don’t see daylight the light don’t shine


When I have him close he makes me weak

Telling me when, how and what to speak

Lost and torn to watch him leave

Like a little girl tugging on his arm sleeve


Asking him to just stay for a lil’ while more

As he turns and heads for the front door

One last kiss before he marched into freedom

 I know down inside I really did need him


Who’s to say he will one day come back

Until then my days are much pitched black

The sun don’t shine above my head

Into despair and sorrow I sadly fled


He had me eating out of his hand

Alone I fear to hold and stand

The clock is ticking but it’s still that day

The day he left and wouldn’t stay


I couldn’t hold or keep his love

The love I always dreamed of

But what I gave surely wasn’t enough

His love so hurtful and rough


My heart that pumped red inside

It started pumping blue, I lost my Mr. Clyde

Once a Bonnie, now all alone

My heart so sad it turned to pale stone


Why must things happen this way?

As I asked my father and bowed to pray

Was he meant for me or was he a lesson taught

A lesson for me that I shouldn’t have fought


I will never know for I cannot hold

My past nor my present but my future be told

A warrior of love on a soldier’s front line

Caught in the midst of fire with a nine


A silver metal bullet shot right through the heart

I should have seen it coming, right from our start

A very sad tale that once told a girl

Who thought she was the duchess to the duke of Earl




Comments 39 comments

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

great poem

Dark vote up!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Thank you very Much Dark!! I appreciate it...

smiles :)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Love can be so cruel at times. Your poetry is always so full of intense and strong emotion. Your words say it all. Stunningly brilliant.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Thanks Ace, So I concider it Dramatic Poetry?? Maybe?? Who knows its colored with the color red I hope you seen the colors lol....

smiles :)


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Again, Bellawritter23, a meaningful poem, and, by the way, I only call someone "Kid" if I like'em, so, Kid, you keep'em coming.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Sub, Lol thank you just another one of my thoughts I guess I have put down into the pc screen its just another sad pathetic memory trying to release.

Smiles :)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Violence, betrayal, heartbreak, passion and much more...what's not to love here?!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Thanks Hyphen, Just thoughts and emo's flowing....

smiles :)


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shanaya 5 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

My Dear Friend Bella! Once again Very Well written POEM with Full of Feelings in it. LOVE IT.


With Lots Of LOVE


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b. Malin 5 years ago

You are the "Duchess" Bella, he just was NOT your "Duke of Earl"...you can do better and you will...when YOU stand tall on your own. Once again very Heartfelt, Strong and Thought Provoking Poem.

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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

really moving poem. I like how the female in your poem is strong! Keep up the grat writing! I 'll be back for more.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great poem and thank you for sharing bella.

Take care


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

Aww I really like this. Seems like everyones talking of bullets and guns as of lately in their hubs. lol I really like the ending though, and sometimes things just dont workout, but that just means God has something better in store for you.

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Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Very intense and real. "on lock with antitheft" -- one of the many original lines used to represent the nuances of your relationship. Nicely done, painful though it might be.

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samiaali 5 years ago

Hi bellawritter23, This is a very powerful poem. It is both sad and beautiful at the same time. I vote it up! :)

Duke of Earl  5 years ago

I had no idea!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Bonnie and Clyde, You told their story well. Voted up!!

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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

As always, beautiful expression of the inner torment.

 5 years ago

heartfelt words; another great verse

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Reg Ramsey 5 years ago from Youngstown, OH

amazingly, and hauntingly, beautiful

you are truly talented

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Awwww, The beauty of knowing I have fellow hubbers who praise me in all I try and all I have experienced it is wonderful to know that I can express myself without being looked at any different or judged!! Hugs smiles and kisses to all....


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quester.ltd 5 years ago

cannot believe I am just finding you - so sorry that I missed your earlier work

thanks for the beautiful imagery


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Quester, No need to apologize everything happens for a reason thank you for finding me though I appreciate the warmth within your comment...

smiles :)


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Hi Bella, a stunning poem and so forceful and facing its fate too. I sense the loss but I sense optimism in here too. Your images are beautiful and you are a terrific writer. I just noticed you have a book of poetry published. Congratulations, my friend. Well done. Rating you up :)

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Astra, THank you kindly yes my poetry book is out hooray isnt doing so well but hey its there.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The use of imagery takes a reader on a journey of the secrets of all hearts.Many of us have been down the road of broken dreams, hearts and minds. I have gone through so many chapters in my life and a few were broken hearts, yet we moved on and always found another.

One would like to find our final soulmate and live happily ever after or is that asking to much. Lovely poem, you are brilliant. Hugs

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Saddle, I think we can all relate quite a few times none to say who has been broken more or less. Having a love that once was so sad and full of misery I can say is truly by far the worst.....To find another is been the hardest for me and will be it has been almost two years now but I know I will one day get over it....Thank you and you are the brilliant one as always!!

smiles :)


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

Pretty and sad.

Bella dear get a kitty cat. They are warm, cuddly, loyal and if you feed em, they won't stray.

Advice from an old woman.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

I have a kitten and her name is Moscato! She is a hyper little thing and I also got three little bellawritter23 running around :) Thank you

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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Hey bella nice poem

It's sad though and if it's abou you don't worry many of us had or have a broken heart. The important thing is accepting it and moving on. Stay close to God and he can heal your heart and send you someone just right.

I know how it feels to be madly in love with someone and they fooled you in return making you feel they loved/liked you.


He wasn't for you though we seldom see it. God knows best and he looks at the inside when many of us look on the outside.

You have to move on don't let him keep you back, he is living his life without you. Then you show him you can without Him too.

God bless you ;)

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Lady J. I am strugling with that right now but will come around when the time is right!!! Thank you I appreciate your carring words and positive outlook for I know our God is great and can heal anything but its up to me....

smiles :)


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Yes dear you are always welcome . Keep positive. Whenever you fall in love again always leave room for disappointment and always expect the unexpected. Life deals us lemon we have to learn to make sweet juice out of it. Pray for someone that is God's will and everything would fall into place let God do your chosing.

Am here if you need me am sure i can always say something to help you. Can email me if you like. God be with you

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

I guess 11 years of abuse is quite sometime to just walk away from. It wasn't something simple that happened and was over for this takes time and only time can heal. I may be wrong in my thinking process as too how I can let my past go for my past is what has made me and I struggle with it on a daily basis I strive to correct my mistakes every day.

smiles :)

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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

Hopes you got all the strings untangled..

Beautifully written. And what a perfect song piece for the poem. I love Adele. :)

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Tangled strings go untangled :)

Thank you for the comment it is greatly appreciated.

smiles :)


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Darrell902 5 years ago

Love can make you feel, I believe this is the true meaning of love.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author


I want to say so as well. I do not think I will ever fall the way I did, again. I will love but no longer purely for my inlove state has been tainted and he took that state along with him. Thank you for the warm comment ...


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Such a great feel of love, emotion, and devotion. You have a great talent bella. Kepp it up.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Lyric, THank you very much for thinking so. Emotion and devotion indeed!!

smiles :)


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