Embattled Heart

Love descends

cascading inward

Groping, grasping

Falling freely

spiraling downward

Reaching, clawing

wounded heart


Love fallen

beaten, battered

lies alone

dying, forgotten

gasping inward

pulse is gone

broken heart


Stiring, rising

upward climbing

trying, flying

Always falling

forever rising

never finished

healing heart


Always returning

turning home

coming back

undefeated

undetered

all the pieces

courageous heart

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Hello, this is definitely an emotional expression- a passion some con not express, and you have done a beautiful job here. Thank you.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

CMCastro, Thank you again for the kind comment.


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Just thought I would stop in again and let you know that I had the idea of "Home" that became a song. If you would like to see the words to that song read my hub, "How My Friends Inspired Me To Write A Song". I find that poets that elaborate on the things that matter most to them.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks CM, I will stop in and read.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

This is beautiful. I love the way it tells a story... with a happy ending ( my favorite kind).

You are a very good writer!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks sueroy333, my wife says that she is my happy ending!


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

I swear I could actually hear drum beats in the back ground while reading your poem. Absolutely magical.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Qudsia, I wrote this while beating a drum! Magic! half a world away and you could hear them.


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Edlira 5 years ago

You put a smile in my face :-), thank you. First a beutiful poem and then your witty commments :-).


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you so much for the kind words, Edlira. I will now wallow in the mud of false humility!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Your style reminds me a bit of my own. Dare I say how good it is, after saying that? :-)


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arb 5 years ago from oregon Author

Your poetry, Nellieanna, needs no advocate, it has a voice of it's own.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

That was to be a testimony to your excellence! But thank you profusely even if I seemed to be fishing! hehe.


arb 5 years ago

The complment was recieved. Perhaps, reception simply hesitates comparison from work I so esteem!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you for the high esteem. It goes both directions, I assure you.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

This poem was quite a ride...one I have taken before! Splendid emotional piece!


arb 5 years ago

Hello tnderhrt! Love is quiet a ride, and it's damn hard getting off, but, we jump right back on.

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