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Realization of one Broken

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Realization of one Broken

A rose is guarded from prying hands
By thorns along the stem
Reality makes the truth known
A heart can be kept safe 
From those who wish it maimed
By icy spikes of bitterness 
And distrust
Thorns are beautiful
As are my own version of such a Godsend
Serrated barbed wire
That hurts both the offender and the prey
It works both ways for us
We had some bond
That the fairy tales paled against
Though what naive child was I to ignore
The untamed look as you swept me off my feet
And killed the innocnce
I longed to preserve
A wound carries infection
When left untreated
A shattered heart
And useless dream
Will not infect
But most surely
Scar
My burning heart
Bleeds for salt
To make it worse
And yet
To make it feel so much better
Now I have played my part
And those thorns that once looked 
Deadly yet respectable
Made me see
Time does not always heal all wounds
The memory will stay caught
Onto those pikes of self preservation

And your Betrayal within me.

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  1. Date: 6/5/2010 9:23:00 PM
    The emotion comes through your words. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Forrest. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 5:24:00 PM
    A REAL STRONG POEM, AND MANY CONGRATULATIONS : ) ON YOUR POEM BEING FEATURED THIS WEEK, HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND,,Irma

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 7:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Forrest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/26/2010 10:57:00 AM
    Many congratulations on having your poetry featured >> James

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 5:21:00 PM
    ahhh a festering wound hurts only you for if they cared they would not have given it. Why give them this power over you? Light & Love excellent verse!

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 1:01:00 PM
    I love the metophors in this, great emotion, congrats on being fetured this week. Judy Riley

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 1:24:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 5:26:00 AM
    Contrats to you on being featured by PoetrySoup this week. Keep pen and paper on hand & never say never! AR

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Forrest. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 9:32:00 AM
    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Forrest. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and inspiration. May we all be able to read your poetry here at PoetrySoup for years to come. Love, Carol