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My Heart Keeps Beating

Written By: Ryland Joshua Matthews
Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2010

My heart keeps beating

While my body dies, my heart keeps beating
As the world sighs, this heart keeps repeating

A strangled cry, a desolate embrace
Of a flower strewn grave. Of a lover erased.

A dream long ago fulfilled, it no longer lingers
Brought to despair by Thanatos’ brushing fingers

As my feet move me forward, one step at a time
I keep looking back to that witch was mine.

I can’t help but wander what wrath I did incur
To bring me to this place, this pain I must endure

At the precipice of madness my mind will now dwell
The horrors made real, all the ravages of hell.

And in this world what we sew we must go reaping
And even without a soul My Heart Keeps Beating.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2011 6:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ryland. Have a wonderful week and may you have baskets full of inspiration come your way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 5:12:00 PM
    Congrats Ryland on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. wonderful words to share with us all my friend with luv.. hope u are well and happy and feeling fine again...

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 8:50:00 PM
    Very touching poem and so endearing to a loss of someone that keeps your heart beating. Thanks for sharing this, Ryland. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 2:28:00 PM
    Very beautiful work!Celene

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 4:25:00 PM
    Ryland, no mater what we go through, our hearts keep beating and there is pain to endure along the road of life. I was very touched by your poem. "Been there" as they say. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 3:09:00 AM
    Excellent write, enjoyed the read