Ballad of my heart

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

The slow ballad of my heart.

Hollow whispers in the air,

Soundless music I can’t bear.

Is it real?

Am I real?

An impaired heart that never heals.

I can’t fathom being free,

It’s something that’s not meant for me.

I tell myself it’s just a phase,

Where’s the exit to this maze?

My soul is broken on its own,

I’m surrounded, yet alone.

Floating aimlessly in here,

Inside a labyrinth of fear.

Inferior and insecure,

Lacking anything that’s pure.

Blaming others for my flaws,

With a heart mourning a loss.

For my identity’s what passed away,

Forever gone another day.


Submitted: August 30, 2017

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Rehmat Tanzila

What can be so romantic than that!! Loved it dear friend! Esto es mucho bien (if I'm saying right) Much Love!

Wed, August 30th, 2017 12:26pm


Lol thank you, my love. And it would be: "Esto es muy bien". :)

Wed, August 30th, 2017 5:27am


Wow. Very beautiful. "For my identity's passed away." Sounds a lot like I have felt a few times over the course of my life. I can relate . very intriguing words. I enjoyed it.

Wed, August 30th, 2017 2:01pm


Thank you very much. This one is quite personal.

Wed, August 30th, 2017 7:03am

M.S. Sagar

Very good..Lisbeth. keep it up...fine works

Wed, August 30th, 2017 2:07pm


Thank you, dear friend.

Wed, August 30th, 2017 7:13am


To me this is a poem of loss, of self, of confidence. And as such I can really relate. Those first two lines, jaylisbeth, set the whole tone. Well done!

Wed, August 30th, 2017 4:30pm


You are correct, Hully, I have lost my confidence.
Thank you very much for the comment.

Wed, August 30th, 2017 9:41am

Mike S.

'Surrounded, yet alone,' a stand out line from an excellent poem, J.B!

Wed, August 30th, 2017 7:22pm


Thank you very much, Mike.

Wed, August 30th, 2017 12:35pm

Tom Allen714

Well done, I very much enjoyed this and feel like it calls out...Tom...

Wed, August 30th, 2017 11:51pm


Thank you, Tom, I appreciate it dearly.

Thu, August 31st, 2017 5:09am


Look in the mirror, you will see, a Princess looking back at thee...
That's the priceless girl I see! Princess Lizbeth, soon to be...
Known by all for poetry! Conqueror of insecurity!!

When she shares what's in her heart; Splendid knowledge to impart...
Pierces hearts just like a dart... Carries message, just like cart!
Changing lives with living art... One day a world will sense her smart!

Mon, September 4th, 2017 10:43pm


Thank you my lovely Spy.

Tue, September 5th, 2017 5:28am

Amy Furzane

I simply like the line 'I'm surrounded, yet alone' which some of us could relate to the reality of life. I like how you use life experiences and resemble them beautifully in the form of a poem. Great work, friend! :)

Wed, September 6th, 2017 10:45am


Thank you very much, Amy :)

Wed, September 6th, 2017 5:17am

Tom Allen714

Well done Jaylisbeth, the maze of love, a wall at every turn...Tom...

Sat, December 16th, 2017 11:16am


Thank you very much, Tom :)

Sat, December 16th, 2017 8:35am


This poem says quite a lot. Written rythmically! It is really the song of your heart.

Sat, December 16th, 2017 6:02pm


Yes, this poem means quite an awful lot to me. Thank you very much, Tom.

Sat, December 16th, 2017 12:19pm


This was beautiful, yeat heart breaking. I could really feel all the emotions you put into this poem. I can relate to a lot of the things you said in this poem but the part of the poem that really spoke to me personally was "I am surrounded, yet alone"

This was very good Jaylisbeth. Thank you for putting it out there for us to read.

Sun, December 17th, 2017 4:28am


Thank you so much, for taking the time to read my poem. It's deeply appreciated.

Sun, December 17th, 2017 9:42am

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