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Citadel Heart

I am just a beating heart
red from the start and damned with a dream
a spiking scream upon the Hope and Hell seam,
the world passes through me, revealing suffering and the heavenly,
I make a scene, as I put together my pump, thump and bump melody
a feather on fire for the fortune of creativity, for you, my vicious vitality,

Just a beating heart I am
bleached bright by the balm of calm kisses,
quickened by the kick of Passion's lick, thick on the senses,
I get fattened on fast lust, valves bulging, arteries divulging my truest wishes
drenched I am in cherry jam, as Love's current cracks the dam
the gush and rush, pooling plushly, a sweet span
learn to share I know I can,

Just a beating heart I am
wrenched by the warfare of savage offenses, demonic curses,
a pillar of flame in the face of Hate's hurricane, avenging abuses,
of lies and lynchings I have no use, with a Rebel beat I use no ruses,
for all I've done no sham excuses, totally loyal to my Divine Muses,
I have survived artful assassins and the gravest depressions, felt how anger bemuses,
of others' I have punctured and captured without desire to harm,
and I have been ruptured, fluttered and raptured by the sexiest charm,

I am a beating heart, like you,
wet and red, defying dread, blessed with you, Beauty full fed -


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 12/30/2014 4:10:00 PM
Ahhhhh....that was lovely...Cherry jam and sexy charm....Red, your color of choice....Loved reading you again...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/30/2014 8:53:00 PM
:) Lovely response...Your words are magic. Bewitching...
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Justin Bordner
Date: 12/30/2014 8:43:00 PM
Your pulse, my choice beauty, your passion, my choice glow lovely in red Eileen, a color born for the beauty of your power! J.A.B.
Date: 8/31/2014 9:11:00 PM
The beating heart will surely die if we do not give in to what it wants. Feeding it is vital.... This amazing write is just filled with powerful expression and emotion. I feel the passion in every word, and every line. I love the rhyming, as well!
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Justin Bordner
Date: 9/1/2014 7:13:00 PM
It is arduous to discipline a wild and burning heart Kelly, I feel like my heart disciplines the remainder of me and not vice versa. Yes, the heart is meant to Rule, and oh how it storms recklessly when underfed. The passion, the passion to taste the maximum. Thank you for passions te comment, its exciting! J.A.B.
Date: 8/27/2014 11:30:00 PM
The dominance of this piece is given to love and passion Justin. You write very well. A poet that brings joy via his personification. A dominant factor Justin and one you keep so easily. Rated 7 - Verlena
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/28/2014 2:34:00 AM
I just love how you concisely dissect poetry Verlena. I write about what I am, and what I see, learn and love in others Verlena...J.A.B.
Date: 8/24/2014 6:33:00 AM
This reminds me of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart. A noble heart filled with passion, purpose, and determination cannot be stilled. It's rhythmic beats continue, pumping out precious words from a poetic soul.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/24/2014 8:45:00 PM
Yes beautiful Monterey, we must believe that our experiences, and heart songs are precious, this what makes a passionate Poet and Poetess. We won't allow this world to tell us to be quiet, our heart Art gives life higher meaning, through the inspiration and blessings of Providence. Thanks for the Poe reference, I will read it some time. J.A.B.
Date: 8/23/2014 4:39:00 AM
There is nothing that I like more than a person living on strength, determination and self belief. You have them all and manage to exploit them well in your passionate poetry. Well done, Justin. // paul ........[still trying to catch up on things after being away on holiday!]
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/23/2014 3:13:00 PM
I appreciate your perceptive and sincere visits Paul. At some point in our lives, as Poets, we realize with ardor and fascination that it is our need to understand life as Poetry, to live as Poetry. Heart and Poetry, inseperable. J.A.B.
Date: 8/23/2014 2:35:00 AM
I love the rhythm and the rhyming of this gorgeous piece. "I make a scene, as I put together my pump, thump and bump melody a feather on fire for the fortune of creativity, for you, my vicious vitality" There are various lucid and vivid moments in this poem that really get to me. "my vicious vitality" was one of those moments.. I also love the ending lines as well. Your words are pumping with passion pushed straight toward me, the reader. I am greatly impressed. ~Always,Laura
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 8/23/2014 9:43:00 PM
Loved that glorious line as well Justin. Thank you for stopping by. <3 ~Laura
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/23/2014 3:35:00 AM
Laura, you are more than the reader, you are a soulful and lovely feeler of passion and courage. The cadence of heart is so vital in this poem. To have you feel my rhythem deeply is so meaningful to me Laura. You have such unique artistic, sensuous and emotional vision. You are a Poetess of great depth that has inspired me. The essence of the poem is in the part, " Learn to share I know I can..." Thanx Laura-J.A.B.
Date: 8/22/2014 3:21:00 PM
Justin....this is so deep and full of meaning and beauty. You are a warrior. A good warrior. I'm glad you have "survived artful assassins." Your divine muses must be watching out for you. Thank you for sharing this piece and for your kindness to me. Your visits are a welcome reprieve. Bless you! The citadel of your heart must be a haven.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/22/2014 8:33:00 PM
Continued...The way to survive attackers, whether they strike at your mind, body or soul is to maintain control of who and what you need to be Eileen. Thank Deity, I have survived them all, and there have been many. Evil seeks to gain advantage by intimidating the strong and good hearts in the world. And you can't be afraid to love, or to die. I like sharing my heart with you. J.A.B
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Justin Bordner
Date: 8/22/2014 8:25:00 PM
My visits to you are explorations into the romantic, exhilerating emotions, and organic soul Eileen. I have my Historical Muses, and Spiritual Muses, but there is only one woman in my life that is a Divine Muse. My Gauradin Angel works overtime for me, I am lucky and blessed my sweet Eileen...J.A.B.