My Heart Is A Part

My heart is only a part of something greater

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter where they may lead

I thought the one I had was whole

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter the hate it may feed

But in a world of estrangement

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter if it is from greed

You look for the part someone stole

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter that I did not plant the seed

Or was it never yours to begin with?

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter the pain it may breed

Maybe we’re born searching for the pieces

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter a wrongful deed

And once they are found and then lost again

All I know is all I perceive
All I feel is based on need
Need from my own selfish desires
No matter how evil my creed

You realize the harm caused by your injustices

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MsLofton 4 years ago from IL

I like this! this reminds me of my hub entitled "Pride"


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Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Mark, I really like the format of your poem with lines interlaces between the nearly repeating stanzas. It's novel, unique. It poses a good question too! Are we born whole and then lose it or is life simply a search to become whole Either way, it seems we will always be searching. Thanks for this interesting and thought provoking piece. Voted up, awesome and shared!


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swb78 4 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

I loved it! Interesting free verse style. WP


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A brilliant write!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@MsLoftin - Thank you!

@Poetic Fool - Thanks man. I started with the single lines and had a direction then decided to add the stanzas. It is a question I have because nobody likes to be alone; are we born that way and when we join with someone and lose them then we're back to that "part" of a heart...

@swb78 - Thank you! Not sure where my style comes from but there it is and I'm glad you like it.

@rahul - Thank you! Brilliant? Wow!

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