"Poetry of the Past" Part 4

Written on Nov 17, 2009

"My Heart on my Sleeve"

I wear my heart on my sleeve,
its a burden to me,
I carry with the utmost security,
till I fall in love,
and its all down hill from there.
I drop my guard,
and begin to care.
I drop my heart,
for you to step on,
and I wait for the day when,
you will be gone.
And once you've left,
I pick up the pieces of the heart you shattered,
put it back where it belongs,
like it never even mattered,
because it never did to you,
and it never will,
yet, my heart on my sleeve,
I wear it still.

Written Sep 17, 2009

"A Light in the Darkness"

My blood runs cold.
You leave me where I lie.
In this God forsaken place,
you left me here to die.
As my skin grows pale,
and my tears run dry,
all goes dark.
I shut my eyes.

But I'm under cover,
something other than the night.
On wings he carries me,
and we begin to fly.
The past is forgotten,
the pain, it subsides.
I found a light in the darkness,
the darkness can't hurt me tonight.

Written on Aug 28, 2009

"Resillient Heart"

If I could put my heart up on a pedestal,
keep it turned to stone,
then I would be just like you,
then I would be alone.
So far my chest is an empty hole,
only pieces and fragments remain,
of the heart that used to be there,
now dumped down the drain.
Turn the garbage disposal on,
watch as the blades tear and shred,
a heart so broken already,
it barely even bled.
But a heart has a secret ability,
a talent all of its own.
It can heal itself in repetition,
make itself whole.
A secret you would have never known,
had it not been hurt before.
but thats the risk we take
when we open the next door.
We do not determine our fates,
fate is whatever is meant to be.
In the end maybe it all will make sense,
when our mind, body and spirit is free.
But the heart still beats,
still grows inside.
Even when we give up hope,
the heart brings itself back to life.

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All poems are © Copyright NMJ 2011

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Nice trio. Lets see...

Forever our sleeves we wear our true heart, for this man, like few, has wings oh so smart, only because he has to impart a heart oh so strong and ever so sharp. It mends itself true and floats as sky blue as our one little heart grow ourselves wings, and to you, my true friend, it ever so sings, "take my hand my sweet friend and together we'll fly, forever in Spring."


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Fate or chosen path,the great debate,if in fate I dwell,then fighting it's destiny all the way to hell.;)


Johnny Love 5 years ago

The date reminded me of a time I was not able to remember. maybe its the mood painted here that gets to my soul. Hearts so fragile yet with scars so strong. Willing to leap, willing to fall.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

beautiful comments guys thanks :)


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Yet again you astound me with your talent, I love all your poems, great read :-)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

im glad i can put a smile on your face, or at least in your comment. thanx!


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Oh smile is all over face, LOOK :-))))))))))))))


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hehehe yay!


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Sherbet Penny 5 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

Hey Nikki great trio with great flow, are the images yours too?


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

All photos from Photobucket.com

Thanks so much for stopping by stranger. where have you been?


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Sherbet Penny 5 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

I know I know, I haven't been around in so long. I have been busy writing online for magazines or competitions earning money also through Internet Marketing. I'm getting together a collection for 2 books plus writing my first play so I'm up to my eye balls which I love. Hub-pages gets less attention these days sadly.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well glad to hear you are doing well, I need to get a ball on and start working on my novel. and get published. and get a poetry book going. I so want to get published!!


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

Another Wonderful selection of great poems. Nikki you are spoiling us. You have some cool poems here. I love them all, and you write so well. yes, please write the book and then I can buy it. Or buy them, better again. :D


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

I'm so in for that book ...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well the novel is a loooooong way off. if i actually take the time to work on it. i always have trouble finishing a story i start, poetry always came easy, i could finish in a few minutes or less, but a novel is a lot harder, and takes time, and thinking, and getting the characters and everything straight. i lose track lol but the ideas come easy, its just how to put em all together that gets me. but when i get it done i will definitely let yall know. thanx!


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

lovely :)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Poems from the past, hearts worn on vestments as a signature of love for lovers who wait and wonder if they will last or be torn from the garment worn with faith.

Faith in LOVE forever between two lovers, Oh sweet tender thoughts, the nectar sent from the gods from the past to linger with us for awhile and quench our thirst in each others arms forever. It was wonderful to be young once...bravo/ applause...loved these poems from the past..well done. Hugs


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

and thats the best we can do, put our hearts out there for all to see, its the biggest risk because it leaves us open to getting hurt. wondering will it last this time, or fall apart like the rest but i never gave up and I have a much stronger faith in this one. thanks


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aware 5 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

Stopped by to check out your newest . Hope all is well .

Ray


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Yes, you are a lovey dovey chick aren't you, lol, just messing around, i enjoyed your work...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx aware, all is well. I hope all is the same with you.

spade, i am a lovey dovey chick lol.


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

Wow, I can't wait to see the frickin book now. LOL.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

What a beautiful selection of poems. I am so pleased that I found you again!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

me too, thanks acaetna. these are over a yr or 2 old, so im glad you liked them.

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