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brass hearts

Updated on June 29, 2011

a tidal wave

my liquid eyes

consume you

and wash you gently

upon the shores

of fantasy.

you tell me that you love me...

a lie.

not to hurt me

but to keep me

as you are certain you could love me.

well... check mate.

your intensity

and the thrill in knowing

that you would want me to be your's

is what feeds me.

the time that you invest in me

tick tock

another brass heart

for my collection.

you think that i could be the one

but I'm just not built that way

a scavenger

collecting wounded highway-side hearts

...oh how they gleam

in the only steady stream of light

that pierces this darkened forest

tick tocking

filling me with reminders

that all this tick tocking was just for me.

shadows of love soak through my skin

as all of your shimmering brass hearts

decorate the old oak

beautifully ornate

and alive with passions ghost.

i lay back

pale and bare shouldered in the moonlight

embrace's echo

keeping me warm

eyes growing heavy

little brass lullabies

invite sandman to spoon me

and finally

i sleep.


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    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Nefarious- no, thank you for getting something out of what i wrote. that is the only thanks i need. its not the reason i write, but its a damn good bonus.

      Slingobay- its just an honor to write along side of the greats here on hubpages like you.

    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Pen and ink that makes ya think, Pink. You are an artist with each"piece" a masterpiece. The desire of another is nearly irresistible like the piping of the Pied Piper.

    • Nefarious_Misery profile image


      7 years ago from on the move

      Just wanted to let you know that this poem inspired my latest work, Emptiness.

      In particular it was two lines;

      You think that I could be the one

      But I'm just not built that way

      Struck me deeply and made me remember a very passionate, but one sided affair that I had.

      I guess I just wanted to say thanks.

    • Nefarious_Misery profile image


      7 years ago from on the move

      Beautiful as always.

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      thank you all so very much. nikki you know how i love to sleep and dream, if i could sleep and never wake up i long as im not dead or in a coma lol. im deep but not like depressed suicidal deep, lol.

      A.A. Zavala- i didnt really write those lines describing a bed, but when i read them over, yea it fits. amazing ehat you can write with certain intent, and then someone comes along and gets something totally different and still it works. writing is like painting, or sculpting. thats why i refer to these as "pieces" instead of poems. there is too much of a stigma attached to poetry writing. I think of it as painting in the form of ink.

      anyway, i guess im a lil too talkative tonight so ill stop before i ruin what im saying. Again though, theres something about putting these pieces up and getting amazing writers like yourselves to comment. its my therepy. feels like people are actually seeing ME. know what i mean?

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 years ago from home


      Brass heart... I thought no pink not brass I think I have a stainles steel heart- or maybe some titanium- but then I looked it up and indeed I might have some brass in there too...I think...So-I am touched...

      (oh I am touched all right-some call it mental illness ...heh... good poetry stuff as usual pink!


    • bellawritter23 profile image

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      This was really awesome. A brass heart eeeyy thats a good one. collecting hearts can be quite intense.Thanks for sharing.


    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      I always love your poems. Dont take sandmans heart, you may never wake up.

    • A.A. Zavala profile image

      Augustine A Zavala 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful ornate old oak, alive with the passions ghost. Best description for a bed ever...

    • Sarah Shepherd profile image

      Sarah Shepherd 

      7 years ago from San Diego, California

      That was very pretty! Thumbs up and a beautiful for you!!

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      lol, thanks cags, your the best.

    • Cagsil profile image


      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Pink, very nicely written. But, I wasn't aware I did anything wrong. LOL! :P I guess I'll have to try harder. :P :) Always a pleasure. :)


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