Heart-strings in the dirt – Poem – NaPoWriMo Day 24

Heart-strings in the dirt

Before you came I was content
To sit here by myself

Heart wrapped up all safe inside
Alone and undisturbed

I’d sit around and ponder
Wondering what else life could hold

I thought that I should venture out
Be strong and bold you know

But then you came and knocked a bit
I opened up my door

Now you’ve pulled my heart-strings out
And laid them on the floor

I cringe and watch you dance around
Yet whistle to your tune

You dance and prance and sing a lot
My heart-strings you amuse

They flitter and they flutter
Entwine with you a bit

But then before you know it
I realize it’s a trick

You’ve come here not to love me
On no, it’s just for you

Your wants, needs and desperate pleads
My heart-strings start to puke

I gently start to pull them
The tearing’s going to hurt

We made some bonds together
Now I’m pulling for all I’m worth

‘Cause I see that you don’t love me
That it’s all been just a ruse

My heart-strings flipping, flopping
Lying wounded in the dirt

I’ve pulled them all back in now
They lie in disrepair

I’ll gently clean and mend them
Set things right again, I’m sure

Then I’ll sit and ponder
Wondering what else lies beyond

Keep my mended heart in shelter
‘Til I’ve weathered out this storm

I’ll venture out again though
As painful as that seemed

‘Cause I think the saying’s true
My friend, more now than ever it was

‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all


Stephen Kellogg – 2012


About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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