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Hope Falls: A Poem

Updated on August 19, 2012
Halley's Comet, 1986
Halley's Comet, 1986 | Source



I always try to wear my heart on my sleeve,



As long as I keep it at arm's length,



Maybe then there won't be a burning target on my chest,



Set aside conflicting feelings and get some rest.





If I could run to you, I know I'd grow gossamer wings,



But my broken past, like acid rain it stings,



Hope falls like a comet into the endless sea,



If only faith could tether you to me.




My wishes drown in shallow wells,



As people shout out their fanciful tales,



Silver armor guards your rib cage and the fractured heart within,



You stand alone, every breath, a struggle to start again.





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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      Loretta W. Ruff: Thank you!

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      Loretta W. Ruff 3 years ago

      You have a beautiful grasp of words and thoughts

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      thost: Thanks for reading!

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very nice poem. Thank you.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Olde Cashmere: Thanks for voting! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like your writing style, too. :)

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      This is a poem with beautiful imagery and your wording is so enjoyable. Another excellent offering Ebower, voted up and rated beautiful, awesome, and interesting :) I really like your writing style.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Vinaya Ghimire: Hi Vinaya, I'm so pleased this gave you happy feelings. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Erin,

      feelings of love and longing is wonderful in this poem. It feels sogood to read this.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      IntroduceCroatia: Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      Ante Rajic 5 years ago from Croatia

      Picture just shows the mood of the song, beautiful

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Valleypoet: Thanks! I appreciate your comment so much. I'll have to read some of your hubs soon. :)

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      This is a great poem, but the first three lines about wearing your heart on your sleeve are awesome. Also the simile of the comet as hope falling into an endless sea is brilliant. Thanks for sharing:-))

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      carter06: Thank you! Yes, it does. Maybe I should write another poem about when hope rises. Thanks for voting!

      TrevorBasile: Thanks so much! Don't worry; I love writing poetry, so there will always be more to come. :)

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      Trevor Basile 5 years ago from Rockaway, NJ

      Beautiful! Great poem! Keep them coming

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Nice expression with this one ebower...hope does fall at times...voted up & beautiful...cheers

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      cleaner3: Thanks! I love writing with imagery. Using rhyme is fun, too. Thank you for reading. :)

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      cleaner3 5 years ago

      excellent poetry, I also like your rhymes and imagery that you evoke with solid feelings.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      snakeslane: Thank you! I've enjoyed using rhyme in my poems recently. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Verlie Burroughs 5 years ago from Canada

      Nice work ebower. The situation is poignant. Love your images, and rhyme. Regards, snakeslane