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A Hopeless Heart

She ran like the wind,
scattered like seeds soaring in fields of lavender. 
She sought joy to rescind, 
but what was meant to brighten wasn’t meant for her. 

Fearing all things that I considered to be hopeful, 
she craved the goodness she thought I wore on my
sleeves with patches to cover up the burn holes. 
I wear scars, 
though they are gruesome- 
She wore scars, 
though they were so beautiful; 
more lovely than the cool Autumn sun longing
for a tangerine sunset at eventide. 

Running while hiding and laughing while crying-
seeking only the shades of ebony that suit sorrow.
For she was my brilliant aria of stardust, and I was
her red-hot Aries;
a ram fearing not my crimson fiery passion for her 
recovery.

She tasted happiness for a while, but it withered away
as if she was torn between two universes. 
She lived in galaxies of oblivious black holes as I tried
to guard her from the truth of her youth. 
God created a marvel…
and it was her. 
She never saw her empathy as a strength; 
never realized her pride in the lifestyle she lived.

What she experienced was tragic. 
How she fell into hell was unbearable.

I still miss her-
remembering how beautiful her scars truly were…
                                             to no one else me. 

She ran like the wind,
blistering in sunshine too hot to bear.
Her bare flesh was skinned-
for death…there’s no way to prepare. 



*I chose the emotion "hopelessness"


June 6, 2019
Going Deep within an Emotion Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Sheri Fresonke Harper 

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Date: 7/27/2019 6:45:00 PM
Congratulations Lu Loo for your honorable mention placement in the contest. There were so many fine poems entered. I loved your repetition of the opening lines and the leaps between concrete and far off hope, bravo
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Date: 6/6/2019 8:02:00 AM
your sister inspires so many of your emotional poems LuLoo and with her beautiful scars is a lovely way to remember her:-) hugs jan xx
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