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There thrums a void I can't discern
          The pounding echos thru my chest
               This hollow, empty, longing breast
     It beats and beats but will not burn

How does a pulsing 'neath my skin
          Keep perfect tempo all these years
               Coursing blood from toes to ears
     And working wonders deep within?

How does this organ e'er employed
          SO much work while staying strong
               Yet make me feel, emote, and long
     For things and people I've enjoyed?

How could it be my fist-sized heart
          Can wield twelve megatons of love
               While joined with others like a glove
     Though beating half-a-world apart?

How can it be that hearts of gold
          Can be debased with just a word
               And twist with malice, undeterred
     On one sad lie that it's been sold?

How is it that one change-of-heart
          Can make such difference in a life
               Embracing loves instead of strife
     Through kind examples set apart?

Why is it that a heart's remade
          By one kind act of love or grace
               Or just ONE smile upon the face
     Of someone who has come to aid?

Hearts are more than just a beat
          They find their work in ALL we do
               While plied in loving, false or true
     Of others, kindred, cold or sweet.

A heart of hearts can take us far
          Yet, even pumping, often breaks
               And how my own so dearly aches
     To feel the burn and know a scar.

Oh then I had true flames, thereof
          But now a void where once, desire
               As tears doused, long ago, the fire
     And all the heartbeats giv'n to love.

Written and submitted on September 30, 2019
For the "Pick A Title, Volume 9 - Enclosed Rhyme" Poetry Contest
Edward Ibeh, Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 9/30/2019 4:40:00 PM
So many things the heart does, and so many ways it influences us and our life, well done dear poet!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/4/2019 8:24:00 PM
Thank you very much, John, I greatly appreciate the kind words, my friend ... really pleased you like this one. Blessings, Bro! :o)
Date: 9/30/2019 10:06:00 AM
Beautiful, Greg. Suitable for a quiet meditation.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/4/2019 8:24:00 PM
Many kind thanks, Sunlite - what a sweet comment! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 9/30/2019 8:50:00 AM
You have written a wonderful entry and I'm sure it's a winner. So "poetic" and beautifully done. You're so talented. Blessings
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/4/2019 8:26:00 PM
You are so very kind to me, Regina, and I'm very thankful for your sincere wishes and comments ... blessings to you, my friend! :o) <3