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Upon a Deaf Heart

In darkness I sit; for warmth I await
My soul in tears; my feet wet from its pain
Reach for me I beg; lift me from this rivers weight
My spirit cries for release; my heart screams your name
The depth of my hurt not understood; a rift in time they create
Do not let me fall; in your hands should my soul remain

Allow not this realm to take me; save me from this drowning fate
Too many times I’ve been here, I can no longer journey this terrain
Heightened senses overwhelm; I must learn this heart to sedate
With your heart in my hands it would never feel these bitter rains
But in tears you let mine reside; where it molds and begins to stagnate
I scream for you to lift me but here I sit still; voiceless beneath unyielding chains


 ...when her heart cries to be lifted, hear it.
Visual: "She was drowning but nobody saw her struggle."

Copyright © FJ Thomas | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 7/25/2016 7:57:00 AM

    These words are wonderful. Hope all is well.
  1. Date: 7/14/2016 2:52:00 PM

    Came by to say hello, thinking of you, x
  1. Date: 6/27/2016 11:54:00 AM

    Speechless...A very smooth and powerful piece!!!!!
  1. Date: 5/29/2016 10:06:00 AM

    Powerful poem - so full of emotion! I wanted to reach out and help - Congrats on the win - Jesse
  1. Date: 5/15/2016 12:35:00 AM

    You had me at the title, you swept me away with the poem! :)
  1. Date: 5/10/2016 12:40:00 PM

    Full-bodied emotion. Had me guessing if she was drowning spiritually, emotionally, or bodily...perhaps all three. Great ink! Congratulations!
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 4:05:00 PM

    congrats on your wonderful win with this awesome poem
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 11:43:00 AM

    stirring write worth a fine win, FJ.. sweet congrats!..huggs
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 11:10:00 AM

    Pleased to be back with congratulations, Flo!! Well done on this merited podium win:) Regards // paul
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 8:51:00 AM

    Congrats on a fine win Flo
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 5:25:00 AM

    Hi FJ. Congrats for your top placement with this emotional but wonderful piece!! ;-)
  1. Date: 5/9/2016 12:24:00 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome win, FJ. ~kc~
  1. Date: 5/8/2016 6:40:00 PM

    Hi FJ, nice to see you back, Congratulations on your win. Always ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 5/8/2016 6:19:00 PM

    A great write, congratulations on ur win
  1. Date: 5/8/2016 4:52:00 PM

    Happy Mother's Day FJ, nice to see you join one of my contest, I have to admit, this was given high placement do to imagery. I was speechless and when reading your poem on Being invisible . Congratulations on your awesome win. **Skittles**
  1. Date: 5/4/2016 10:16:00 PM

    Hi FJ: Very poignant and emotional. great Write!
  1. Date: 5/3/2016 3:54:00 PM

    So much emotion penned in every line dear FJ, tonight I am going to the crowing of Mary at my church, it is a lovely celeb where we brings flowers and the communion children crown Mary in song, I will think of you my my and my sister, and place you all in prayers, thanks for stopping by, loving hugs x
  1. Date: 5/3/2016 1:15:00 PM

    "voiceless beneath unyielding chains"...that a perfect way to express the hopelessness of a moment. Nicely written, and good luck in the contest. -G
  1. Date: 5/2/2016 10:37:00 AM

    A great write! Best wishes for the contest.
  1. Date: 5/2/2016 7:47:00 AM

    A deep and touching poem, so very beautifully written, FJ. I love it. #7. T.J
  1. Date: 5/1/2016 1:53:00 PM

    Impressing, touching poetry.Congrat.
  1. Date: 4/30/2016 7:02:00 PM

    What an excellent entry for the contest FJ!
  1. Date: 4/28/2016 2:13:00 AM

    A cold, unfathomable descent into solitude...... I enjoyed this piece.... paints a pic!
  1. Date: 4/27/2016 7:31:00 PM

    Sounds like a poetic description of the descent into the abyss of depression and despondency. Sad sad
  1. Date: 4/27/2016 12:47:00 PM

    Gorgeous you....what a deep poem...from the depth of your travels to mine. Hugs, dear one.
  1. Date: 4/26/2016 7:34:00 PM

    Very deep write Flo...sometimes we can find ourselves at the depths of emotional wishes in the contest...
  1. Date: 4/26/2016 5:23:00 PM

    very intense one on the subject, Flo. The anguish is strongly felt and I love how you ended it with a one line piece of advice. I chose that visual too but did a different way . I don't see congrats here, but I am hoping you get on the NEXT list! We can re-enter!!!
  1. Date: 4/26/2016 2:42:00 PM

    Very deep.. sadly so many do go through this.. but people do not realise and they suffer alone....
  1. Date: 4/26/2016 2:11:00 PM

    Very emotive and expressive work..At some time most of us are drowning in some form of emotional or physical crisis..Sara
  1. Date: 4/26/2016 1:39:00 PM

    What a beautiful write FJ. ...but will she allow you when you try to lift her.
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