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Staccato Heart

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Staccato Heart

Sometimes I think you can hear
The raging tide in my chest  
Sending waves to my throat.
Do you see them crest at my wrist?
Plunge, recede, and plunge again -
Your undertow has sucked me in.
Like skipping stones over water,
My staccato heart is lost at sea.
No metronome can tame it.  
No borrowed breath can save it.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:17:00 AM
    so glad you liked my Sun/Sea poem.let me see if I can find a new poem of yours on this back page. It's amazing you have only started writing as of recently. I probably asked you before, but how old are you? And what kind of prose were you writing all your life?

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:07:00 AM
    And yes, I am going to enter your contest for sure. I wrote one for it yesterday while down at the river...hey, it's the closest thing I've got to an ocean.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:04:00 AM
    I see this one was a featured poem. Loved every line, but that ending is......da bomb digity. 'no borrowed breath can save it' ....hmmm, I will just have to steal that line...hehe..joking.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on having a featured poem. Jack

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Heather, this endures a good flowing verse, enjoyed your poem. Many Blessings with your Featured Poem of the week. By the way no matter my blue color or tune I am always here, spreading the colorful cheer.....Happy Easter!" xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:24:00 PM
    Nice! Says much in few words--brilliance in a capsule. Congrats! Ngoc.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Congrats Heather on "Staccato Heart" being featured.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:20:00 AM
    A great poem well worthy of being featured on the front page. Only I think it should be a lot higher so people don't get distracted on the way down!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Some Stravinsky piano work, eh - the jumps and the jerks. I put my own interpretation to this one. Don't know what you had in mind. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:35:00 AM
    Heather, what a great style you have. Love your work. Congrats on being featured. Rick

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Remembering this one. The format looks as if it is a triolet to me!! But it does not have that triolet rhyme of course. I'm waiting for more poems from you. Thanks so much for what you said about my footles. It means a lot to me.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:38:00 AM
    what a beautiful poem i've come across back here, Heather.. this is really stunning...

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:35:00 PM
    wow, such passion in this one!!! I had thought I'd seen even your bottom list of poems but I was wrong. Here is one I missed. I really enjoyed this and I'm so happy for what you said about Cinder Girl! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 10:07:00 AM
    Hello Heather and welcome. I've read all of your poems and enjoyed them very much. The flavor of your talent will be a well recieved ingredient to the Soup mix. I look forward to reading more. Rockman :-)

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comment :)
  1. Date: 1/20/2012 3:44:00 PM
    Wow... loved this, especially "No borrowed breath can save it" - genius! x

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Annie!