A Safe Place


  • Lost Love

    A Safe Place

    A Safe Place

    There once was a heart that was small and weak,

    And never could it find peace or love.

    Over the years it grew weary and fearful,

    Covering itself with a strong protective glove.

    Inside the glove the heart felt safe,

    Yet as time went by it needed more.

    Building courage and fortitude over that time,

    It grew stronger and wanted to sore.

    But the glove around it had become a wall.

    A wall that grew through the years.

    It was built with pain and fear and shame.

    And shed many and many a tear.

    And then one day this heart realized

    The thing it feared most,

    Was the Loneliness and sadness

    It had allowed itself to host.

    There must be a way.

    It must find out how,

    To open the door

    And let love in Now!

    And there it was!

    Another heart to unlock the door.

    Joy and hope of happiness at last.

    Could it be forever and more?

    The wall began to crumble,

    The heart began to breath.

    The hope of love eternal.

    Just a heart-beat to seize.

    Yet it was not to happen,

    And the pain returned once more.

    Closing the door and raising the wall,

    Never to enter, nevermore!

    Now the wall firmly stands,

    And the heart has regained its place.

    Never to open its self again

    Or feel a warm embrace.


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    countrypoet commented on A Safe Place


    It is sad when a person's heart has been broken,but he/she shouldn't let that experience harden their heart and make them close their heart and feelings down to other people.Opening one's heart up to others is taking a risk of being hurt,but is the only way of getting past loneliness and previous pains to allow healing to begin.You have written a very powerful and smooth flowing poem that is strong with emotion.I pray that your heart will heal and that you will find the love that you seek. Terry



    I can say no more than thank you for your words.

    Jedi4Jesus commented on A Safe Place


    Amazingly written the sorrows of heart that has been hurt.



    thank you for your words. It is true this heart is mine.

    origionalmerlin commented on A Safe Place


    yep another 10...(kicks the other raters for not being able to count past nine unless it is on their own lists of their own poems...grrr i dont need to comment on this poem. it stands by itself and shines!! andrew

    dahlusion commented on A Safe Place


    This is beautifully sad in its poetic brilliance.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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