Not A Love Poem

How many ways to kill a heart?
A heart as soft as love can make.
The clearest is a buttressed pride
And slumbered chains this pride does wake.

Yet pride alone a blunted sword
Against a heart as soft as stone.
Better works a selfish mouth
That gives and takes and gives on loan.

But the heart may shudder on
One that’s made to stand and last.
The final stab to make it still?
Never change behind the mask.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s