"Bleeding Heart"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
About a guy that waits for a heart to heal so it can Love again...

Submitted: August 13, 2017

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“Bleeding Heart”

 

 

He compared her

to a snowflake

never the same

from one day

to another

and her kindness

towards him

lasting about as long

as one left out

in the sun

but he understood

her

far better than she

knew

he had studied

her heart

with the kind

of depth

and care

one would put in to

a Nobel prize winning

thesis,

he knew of her pain

the times

she had let someone

hold on to her

heart

only to have them

squeeze it

till all its life

dripped out

then

toss it back

to her

as if it was just

a recyclable can,

which explained

the iron maiden

persona

she projected

to anyone

who got near

which on the

best of days

only weakened to

a facade  of

indifference,

but he wouldn’t be

deterred

he couldn’t look at

her

and not see

all the softness

still in her heart

only it was protected

by countless

scarred layers of

armor,

though

how to get

close to it

was a point

that continued

to allude

him,

so he started out

with a smile

it was an honest

smile

not meant to

conceal or camouflage

his true intentions

but whenever

he flashed it

he could tell

she was always

looking through it

to see what might be

hiding behind it,

he kept

all her secrets

anything she mentioned

or talked about

concerning her

personal world

went no farther

then her lips

to his ears

he knew

trust took time,

he wanted to

prove himself

but she held

those opportunities

close

afraid of what

might be proven

if she were to

loosen her grip

on just one,

he sometimes wished

he had never

saw through

to her heart

lying their

covered in bandages

and Band-Aids

still dripping blood

but not yet

out of breath,

but he had

seen through

to her heart

which has him

doing anything

he can

for a chance

to get to know it

personally,

so he’ll continue

to follow behind

her

picking up the pieces

of her heart

as they fall

to the floor

waiting for that

moment

he can see her

heart

become whole

again,

and when it does

maybe it will

finally

let him

In…

 

Tom Allen…08-07-2017…

 


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