Our Greatest and Most Vulnerable Asset

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Our Greatest and Most Vulnerable Asset

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Of all mysteries that life affords,

there is none greater than the human heart.

It can unleash the very depths of hell,

yet open the door to the heights of passion,

the exquisite throws of ecstasy.


It is fickle, stubborn and selfish,

yet it can honour the greatest of human aspirations,

the purest of ideals and selfless endeavours.

It is an enigma of potential,

a dichotomy of belief.


The heart of man can unlock latent forces

far beyond hope and parameter,

yet crumble so easily for love.

It is of cast steel, impenetrable and enduring,

yet of the flesh, defenceless and vulnerable.


It is the guide, the voice of human condition,

yet often silent in the revelations of personal truth.

The heart can see yet refuse to admit,

admit yet refuse to change.

The human heart is a mystery,


...our greatest and most vulnerable asset.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you for your kind words, and thanks for reading Poetic Fool


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Yes, the human heart is a paradox. Capable of such beauty and horror. Love how you crafted your words to express this.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks again for your support Sem. Take care


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Sembj 5 years ago

Tony: The heart is indeed a mystery. I think your poem captures it well.

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