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This Heart

This heart has holes
It is more work than most
Riddled with leaks
Tough to keep full

It has been mistreated
Not handled with care

They have not been careful
They don't understand
Neglecting its beauty
Avoiding its tenderness

It has been broken
Cracks in every location
Not whole like it was meant to be

Pieced hastily together
The fragments don't fit
Temporary solutions
Attempting to live on

So hidden away
Bruises can be covered
Imperfections are secrets
Do not let them see it
Do not let them near
Pretend its ok

Someone to mend
Someone to help
Someone to understand
Someone to care
Someone to heal

Letting them is dangerous
Outcomes unknown
Risking everything
Wounded and bleeding
Craving relief

They fill without warning
So hard to resist them
Happiness comes quick
Release from pain
Instantly converted
Seeing the solutions
Wanting to believe

Overflowing but leaking
Don't allow it to drain
Empty is broken
Be careful this time

Help it to heal
Once and forever
No more temporary fixes
Ever watchful
Notice the changes
So beautiful

Love is required
Holding soft and so tight
Never ever release
Letting go devastates
Reversal of progress

The filling is fast
Just keep it full always
Empty is painful
The cracks are so fragile

Each time is worse
Shattered a bit more
Many attempts have failed
Cutting wounds even further

This heart wants to be whole
Longing for healing
Wishing it true
They'll need strength to endure

It may never be perfect
Might always have scars
There is not another like it
This is a special heart

Cling to it's guardian
Forever loyal forever true
Deeper than any other
It gives all its love to the one who will save it

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  1. Date: 12/7/2009 11:30:00 AM
    :) i like this alot

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 12:45:00 AM
    So beautiful and sad. But still with hope so not all is lost that is the important thing. Lovely write.