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My Silver Heart

My silver heart, what can it be? 
Everything pure and divinity? 
Not quite, actually far from 
As it twists around my restless 

It stands for the heart I aim to 
One of unconditional, powerful 
Not that with broken shards. 

One that beats for life 
And overcomes 
No imploding under pressure. 

It stands for the metal I have 
Coating my heart so I can 
stumble through. 
It gently lies around my neck 
Protecting me from a malicious 

Words, they have pummeled 
"Gay...Fag...Queer" ----- Please 
get out of here! 
My silver heart please help 
Give me the strength and help 
me shed a tear. 

Tears of self-hate and loathing 
But tears that pull me through. 
Please silver heart, I'm begging 
Please help me pull through.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2015 12:46:00 AM
    Courageous! Great poem Sam. Loved it.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 12:48:00 AM
    Oh Sam...very nice poem. Love the raw emotion in this. I can relate in some ways to your poem, hits some spots within me. Thank you for sharing - Shaz

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 10:14:00 AM
    congrats....nice poem

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 3:53:00 AM
    Never lose yorself even if the world wants it that way.Strength is very essential.Good luck.Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 2:52:00 AM
    your heart is not silver it is pure gold. and u will stand above the ashes in the end. beautiful. keep on perservering....

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:58:00 AM
    a nice metaphor, it makes me wonder where it came from... very relatable, thank you for sharing, loved it. =Juli-Michelle=