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A Cold Heart

The Cold Heart - inspired by "Nicola Byrne" poem - A Heart weeps for all it never had . . .  

A unquited love that is as dark as it is deep
From a poets words the pen ink does weep

You are alone and forsaken by this cold cold heart
A heart broken open - then to be wrenched apart

Fool's we are not to give our love to such a closed door
With a tangible hope that one day it just might give more

A cold cold heart sees us coming and opens us to abuse
Closing the door once more when we then become no use 

Tortured souls are we not to be punishing only ourselves 
Once only to return home to place our tears upon a shelf

Our eyes will never open until we are ready to see the light
For some it will be to late they will never see another night

The cold heart teaches us something that we all have to learn 
Not to weep my friend or love for a heart - not yours to yearn

It is better to be lonely and still waiting for a love thats is requited
Than try to light a fire and fan a flame that will just not be ignited

It has no love to give you and will never warm you within the heart
It can only suck in on your emotional blindness from the very start

No matter however painful all of this can be, Is it not time to set free 
An disentangled heart that could belong to someone other than thee

Indiana Shaw . . . -_-

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/4/2017 3:55:00 PM
I love this poem it says it all to me in the one line, " Tortured souls are we not to be punishing only ourselves.. Great work :)
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Date: 7/28/2017 7:01:00 PM
Wonderful poem about unrequited love Indiana!~Che :)
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Date: 7/29/2017 6:08:00 AM
Ahh "Cheryl" unrequited love where would the poets be without it - Indiana x x x
Date: 7/28/2017 4:58:00 PM
Nicola is a great poet.. You have wrote a very deep poem to compliment hers..
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Date: 7/28/2017 5:18:00 PM
"Ello" Oh Silent One - funny I have just found you on POTW another thing I did not know that existed - I was like "Oh 'eck not again" - he he he - yes "Nicola" inspired it - but mine does not have the elegance of "Nicola's" - more to learn every day - thanks for the kind comments once again Oh "Silent One" - just where would we be without you - Indiana . . . : )