The Eternal Heart

It is a wild thing

Writhing when

Caught in another’s hand

Squeezed

Release

It back to me

Please

Others carve slices

Ripped

Torn

Worn down

Returned

Recycled

Still it beats on

Largely ignored

Until sirens are called

Muffled oppression

Ongoing obsessions

That which grieves

Trailing thickly white they point to it on the screen

Blocked

Failing

Cholesterol

Rubbish!

The effluent is sadness

Run through pipes

Hardened

To withstand

The crushing blows of life

And this precious organ

On which happier tunes once played

It flails in the chest

A dying bird

With broken breast

Striving

Till its rhyme rests

When

Finally still

In its cavernous cathedral

Arching ribs curl above

Silent

Unmoving

The guards

Who have protected their

Monarch

Since the beginning

Die themselves

Still they hold their places

Gravely downturned faces

The system shorts out

Electricity flown

The brain watches the final images

Of a life already past

Flickering out

As the human

Composed

Relaxes

Countenance softening after the battle

The soul

Rises from its sheath

Peels back the left ventricle

The right

And rises

Into the dark sky canopy

Journeys through the stars

Into the greater heart

Where we all come from

Great Spirit

Eternal

Endless

It beats on

The great one

And the souls

Are sent out into the streams

And rivers to

Circulate

Populate

Breathed through the lungs of trees

Falling into the earth like leaves

Rising through the emotions

Creating small hearts

Out of big ones

Energy never dies

It is merely transformed

Another life?

Of course

Live on.

12 thoughts on “The Eternal Heart

  1. To a Thousand bits of paper! What a beautiful construction of Poetry, you made My Heart Sing again with Faith in Man-Kind restored…..When there are people like you in this World, there is hope for a Future, for Our Children to Inherit. This is my quest; to leave a Paradise for Our Children to inherit, instead of a used up^ trash dump……

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