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Below is the poem entitled RED SCARLET HEART which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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 Cardinal desire misled chastened into submission instead
To tread water in the deep end of humanity a ruby watershed
Surrender is fed comfort zones of self-destruction fine tapered threads
A sharp silver flash of bloodshed releasing all pain in crimson red

Armoured withdrawal begins to spread- unseen by others, well read
Realisation of vermilion hidden- a personal undisclosed habit forbidden
Destructive behaviour trivialized, always recognised, seldom actualised
Pain divides an element of blank-one battle, one person to thank

A surrealistic rosy escape- ongoing dysfunction a mammoth mistake
The easy way out drowning hurt and fear-- piercing hearts with razor sharp spears
Carefully constructed isolation is violated- forced visitation, medical annihilation
Therapeutically enhancing Picasso on the wall- reflective perceptions- inevitably reality calls 

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week. take care and good night :-) Hugs ~XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 10:46:00 AM
    This is beautiful work. self destruction is so sickly satisfying

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:03:00 PM
    I must say--you have a unique way of looking at life. Not bad at all!