They Wanted You to Close Your Heart

That inner stillness

Keeps you alive

In dead silence

Keeping you sane

Through the mad

They wanted you to

Close your heart

In many ways

To stop caring

Put it all away

All the poems

In the world

Could not explain

The strength

It took when my

Loved one was killed

By a demon

Gone wild and mad

My heart broke in two

It bled with pain

Begging for it to stop

To feel nothing



I heard

In the darkest nights

My heart kept beating

Living on

Beaten and bruised

It still survived

Although all life

Was stripped aside

And that gentle heart

Is still alive

Beating silently

On it thrives

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Ericdierker 10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Cool poem. It somehow makes me grateful that mine beats on.

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Frank Atanacio 10 months ago from Shelton

wow, this was raw and dark yet moving.. I love the flow.. awesome :)

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carolinemd21 10 months ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Eric! :)

Thank you Frank! :)

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BlossomSB 10 months ago from Victoria, Australia

The poem flows well, like the blood that keeps the heart beating.

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carolinemd21 10 months ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Blossom :)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Most emotional poetry. Love the creativity of the beating heart here.

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carolinemd21 4 months ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Rasma. :)

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