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They Wanted You to Close Your Heart

Updated on March 6, 2016
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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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      Caroline Marie 14 months ago

      Thank you Rasma. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Caroline Marie 20 months ago

      Thank you Blossom :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 20 months ago from Victoria, Australia

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

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      Caroline Marie 20 months ago

      Thank you Eric! :)

      Thank you Frank! :)

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

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

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      Eric Dierker 20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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