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Below is the poem entitled Heartbeat which was written by poet Christine Phillips. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Morning dew dripping from my eyelids
doors banging at the center of my heart
as the symphony gets ready to start.
the flute begins with a champion song
while the listless crowd jeers merrily along.
brass, rhythm and base
my lips tremble with sadness,
and I could not escape this emptiness.
The sound increased,
but the pain did not cease.
ba- bum
chanting sounds from the congo drums
reduced me to crumbs.
The violin ushers in,
and the vibrating trumpet sound begins
The chords get louder and louder
exploding emotions in the air,
leaving me cold,
empty and bare.
The manipulative trombone echoes through my ears,
and the deceiving guitar tune appears,
in one second  everything was said
and I scrambled hopelessly to my bed.
It rips up my innate passion
while they look upon me without compassion.
I waited for an answer
but he was entwined with the belly dancer.
The symphony increase,
every beat exposed
the daunting rhythm to my piercing soul.
they appear one by one,
raging without control
Tubo, trombone,
French horn and bassoon
harps ,tiako and bamboo flutes
made their speechless debut,
heartbeat telling me the truth.

©2013 Christine Phillips

Copyright © Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:50:00 AM
    What imagery of what I'm guessing is a tragic score. Very nice work.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 11:29:00 PM
    I am sorry to have erased by mistake my comment! This is a well written epitaph of a wonderer! Very powerful poem! Thank you!

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 7:14:00 PM
    What can I say that hasn't been said... I relate to the wonderfull written and heartfelt poem. Exquisite use of the instruments and combining them with feelings... they were spot on !!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 12:42:00 PM
    sooooooo nice poem with great poetic images I hope you the best

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:49:00 PM
    immersed in the musical combo, and swayed by the rythymical beat, soul an body near parting, with indescribable heat...

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:33:00 AM
    A lovely way to tell your feelings through the "music" in your heart, Christine - One very well written poem. - Have a relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Phillips Avatar Christine Phillips
    Date: 4/26/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne