ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Some Thoughts on Preparing for a Closed Heart.

Updated on May 27, 2022
MFB III profile image

Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

It is what lies between the pages that matters, no matter how beautiful the cover may be

There are so many other books of love waiting for a shared reading together

Preparing For A Closed Heart.

Close that book of 
the shared memories of two
that your heart  mistakenly 
read as more than just 
a temporary binding 
and a painful, ripping separation.
Slam it hard, 
or lay it gently down 
and always leave 
a bookmark to warn you 
of this sudden interruption 
of your life.
Note this final chapter 
left unfinished 
in your love that 
was written together
in the flow of 
passion through
the ink of many nights. 

Seal the door 
to your heart
and place the key
in your saddend soul
knowing that 
there are orhers 
out there just like you
storing the key
to their love
and hoping someone
will ask for it.

Break the chain
that held you 
close to them
that symbolized 
the bond
they once held on you, 
but wear one link
around your middle finger
to remind you of 
how you were screwed 
and how quickly  that 
bond broke in their haste 
to be free of the best 
love they might 
ever have known.
be proud of yourself
for all that your love 
gave to them 
Whistle an unchained 
melody as you slip it on 
and hold your head 
high till the next link is joined
and you are bound 
to a far better partner

The verdict is in, 
your heart must be 
closed and made ready
for a long absence from them 
they do not meet 
what you'd hoped for, 
but don't be a 
prisoner to the past, 
judge not, recluse 
and excuse yourself 
and then let them simply
hang them self out 
to dry what's cried 
when they realize 
what a truly valuable 
asset they've lost 
by letting you go.

Then escape 
Book a flight somewhere, 
close even your 
dwelling doors
seal them from any 
of their errant love 
coming back 
go  off to write a new 
verdict in some 
tropical sand, 
with two sets 
of ten toes, 
drawing lines of 
siamese smiles
shared by two 
in a new love 
on vacation from sorrow
after the vacating 
of the old love 
edited cleanly 
from your life.

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)