Putting it all Together

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A heart fell from my hands, and I couldn’t catch it before it broke
I tried to pick it up again, but it burnt my fingers
And the pieces of it smoldered like red coals....

Submitted: June 23, 2017

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A heart fell from my hands, and I couldn’t catch it before it broke

I tried to pick it up again, but it burnt my fingers

And the pieces of it smoldered like red coals

 

In the end, I gave up and left it in the ashes

I shut my eyes to its despair and ran far away

 

Like a coward I left it there behind me, beyond me

Like a coward I carried on empty handed

 

When last I returned in search of it, that wretched old burnt heart, I found its fragments widely scattered and stomped into the dust

 

So thoroughly it had been crushed in my abandon, that the pieces had grown cold as rock and no longer burned at all

 

They were heavily damaged, but easy to gather up again

 

Mere corpses of their former self

 

At last, I held the broken heart in my hands, and exiled the guilt from my weary shoulders

 

At last, this heart could begin to heal

 

At last, I’d returned to take back myself


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