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The Fallen Speared Heart

Updated on November 23, 2014

I keep broken promises as souvenirs
in the basement, stacked high, holding
dying shells in jars; organs bumping and
grinding against clear glass, graying its luster,
losing the same markings they've had years before.

I hear its whispery schlep like snails
gathering in the rain, for a sacrifice
of meringue pie, revolving doors which open and
close for blood flow, a centrifuge for the wounded soul
rotating in preservatives to lay
around and around.

I make deep cuts in your outer whorl
spiraling like a steel whale fin splashing,
ventricles gushing, pumping
lub-dub lub-dub moaning its flapper
of love, sonar sounds shortening
as I draw you closer to my chest
and crone:

give me back my heart, darling,
give me back my heart.


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      Jessica Williams 5 years ago from Arizona

      you were right, I did love it! It makes me want to write a whole story around just this poem. Beautiful, thank you for recommending it to me.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for the link to another incredible and wonderful poem. Much enjoyed.

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      Albert Kivak 5 years ago from Cemetary

      Thank you. Your support motivates me to write and further compels me to post on hub pages. On that note, here is a poem I wrote that was published in an online literary magazine: I tried posting the excerpt here, but it was deleted due to being a duplicate copy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Emotionally terrific. Great pics.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Indeed deep and powerful.A great poem and here's to so many more to follow.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So very beautiful..Love it. Thank you.

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      This is simply awesome. You evoke very vivid imagery with your words. Voted up!:-))

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      Tarik Aarbaoui 5 years ago from Morocco

      so deep :) i'll share it