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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Poem: Branches of a human heart




two crows are pecking for seeds
as the snow melts away our fears
dreams we swallow
making them shine inside of us
let our voices find the strength
for those who lost the sun
our hallways are built narrow
yet they fail to keep us close
will the bridges stand strong
under the enraged river of our white lies?
we bruise each other
and admire our scar tissue
babies sleep in their coffins
while the chosen wish for a different fate
what makes you want to
burst the bubble of your home?
'cause there you are the truest
you will ever be
except when the tragedy strikes
and among all the monitor beeps
of hearts in distress
you will observe only one
because you'll know this life is final
then you'll appreciate the branches of a human heart
the vastness of it, spreading
through these hearts of ours

16 comments:

  1. "we bruise each other
    and admire our scar tissue
    babies sleep in their coffins".

    Very strong poem...Well done

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  2. Very powerful. Nice write.

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  3. love the imagery here: very powerful. The idea of branching, roots, streams, connections. Great write!

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  4. I especially love "let our voices find the strength
    for those who lost the sun" and
    "then you'll appreciate the branches of a human heart
    the vastness of it, spreading
    through these hearts of ours"
    Great write!

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  5. Yes, the branches of the human heart can spread near and far! Beautiful writing.

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  6. let our voices find the strength
    for those who lost the sun...i like the compassion in that...
    this life is final...and short...we should live it while we have the opportunity...

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    1. indeed, this life is final, we should remind ourselves every day, and find beauty in it.

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  7. I really enjoyed this line:
    will the bridges stand strong
    under the enraged river of our white lies?

    Thanks!

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  8. I specially like the appreciation and reflection in the ending lines ~

    Nice to meet you ~

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  9. will the bridges stand strong
    under the enraged river of our white lies?

    This is a very strong piece and this line hit me particularly.

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  10. Love the images expressed in this poem and especially "dreams we swallow making them shine inside of us...." Beautiful!

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    1. i'm glad you like that line, i was unsure if readers will appreciate it as i've hoped they would.

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  11. the light of compassion and hope shines through in this poem. :)
    a powerful piece of work.

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