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My Haunted Heart

Updated on March 26, 2011
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Haunted

You haunt my halls
with memories...
ones that pinch
and ones that please.
How is it love
transcends decrees...
and lives to haunt my halls?

It seems so clear,
like yesterday...
a reverie of
children's play
that burned to ash
and slipped away,
yet, still it seems so clear.

In spite of all
that came to pass,
where burnished gold
turned tarnished brass,
our mirror dulled
into stained glass,
yes, in spite of all.

A heart so true
can take so much
but a bond transformed
into a crutch
will wither when
demands, as such,
break a heart so true.

You haunt my halls
with memories...
ones that ache
and ones that please.
How is it love
transcends decrees...
and lives to haunt my halls?


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    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Yes, Max, time is the great healer....thank you!

    • BeyondMax profile image

      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So deep and emotional, memories are not easy, time is one of the means that makes them a little less sharp...

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Again, thanks, Norma! This piece is part of a serious attempt to exorcize a particular ghost, if you will, whose memories linger...its getting better, slowly!

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      Norma Budden 

      7 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

      This is very deep and I can almost feel the memories haunting you in this piece.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      duffsmom, I so appreciate you! Thank you for your read and sweet comment. This was also a cathartic write! ~Peace~

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Beautifully done. You have a wonderful gift for phrasing.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Many thanks, raghavrathi! I so appreciate your visit and awesome comment!

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      Raghav Rathi 

      7 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      Draws you till the end and i was very sad that it got over...

      beautiful!!!

      cheers,

      Raghav.

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      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Nikki, so very much! Those are my favorite lines too!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      i like the writing style of this, and how you repeat the first and last lines of each stanza, i liked this line the best

      "In spite of all

      that came to pass,

      where burnished gold

      turned tarnished brass,

      our mirror dulled

      into stained glass,

      yes, in spite of all."

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      JamaGenee, many thanks!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Love this! Very beautifully written!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      acaetnna, thank you...and yes, I never could love a little bit! lol

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      acaetnna 

      7 years ago from Guildford

      Amazing poetry and I so agree the deeper the love the harder the pain will be.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      star, sorry to churn up still waters...Hugs back atcha, my friend!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Ahhh, My friend, saddlerider, I knew you would understand and relate...the deeper one loves, the more poignant the pain...Hugs to you, too!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      dallaswriter,Thank you, I so appreciate your read and comment! Please come back and visit again!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Skellie, It is lovely to meet you, thank you for your read and great comment! Please feel free to visit any time! I shall mosie over to your hubsite and check out your work as well! Thanks!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Mr. WillStarr! I am always glad to see you!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR

      No_Clue 

      7 years ago

      MO, thank you. Them memories got triggered and have played all day. They get only today...tomorrow is a new day and I am not entertaining ghosts tomorrow!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Another brilliant poem no-clue. Full of emotion and feeling. It brought back all the thoughts I had about my divorce, and how I felt so completely lost and at fault. Sending hugs your way. x

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      My hauls are haunted so vividly with memories, I understand the feeling felt here as your laid pen to pad. Extremely poignant and revealing, love hurts. Hugs

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      dallaswriter 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      beautiful poetry. First I have read as well and I will read more.

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      skellie 

      7 years ago from Adelaide

      Very touching words! This is the first of your hubs, i have read. I will be back, great work :D

      Awesome and up

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Lovely words!

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      MysteriousOne 

      7 years ago

      Now you have WOWED me! Very beautiful, but sad No_Clue,but keep the good, and throw away the bad!

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