the eveNing strayed into the dark evening shade.
we pick up a drink and sharpen Our knives.
hold on now, hold on a little longer
wield the sharpest edge
like clear glass
in My heart sO to steep
the moRe i grind life into feEling
warming my blue bLood by an Open fire.
a maN hiding in the darkest End of this
Life will not speak of his crying eYes.
i touch his glass and Pour out all
the sorrow. i leAve hIm
walkiNg to light of
The shape of an award symbolizes the award given to a person who lets go of their pain and
is able to achieve the hidden message (capitalized letters): “NO MORE LONELY PAIN”.
The word “pain” is at the bottom of the upper portion of the poem. Where the knife cuts into
the heart, there is pain. This portion of the poem also describes the descent into depression
after the loss of love. The shape is a downward arrow or a knife being sharpened to a point,
ready to inflict pain. Also, the word "NO" is hidden in the capital letters to further signify the
negative emotion of this portion of the poem. This part of the poem pluralizes the subject,
making it seem impersonal as if to personify, "cold steel."
The second part of the poem is shaped like a heart. This portion of the poem focuses on one
subject, is more personal or intimate. It indirectly advises the reader, through the actions of
the one subject, to let go of one’s pain and pursue love once more, in essence, restarting
one’s heart, starting life anew.
The word “blood” is where the knife is cutting into the heart, blood will flow from the injury.
The word “love” is at the bottom of the second part of the poem. Love is the deepest
emotion, “from the bottom of the heart.”