Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 Writers Digest November PAD Challenge/ Questions of the Heart -- Poets United Midweek Motif

Questions of the Heart

lately i have had many questions       the big question mark          hangs above 

                                                                                                                my head

why would a person do something            when their behavior seems so foreign

i have questioned my own actions     when the heat began to rise  i stepped away

the answers form slowly                             like opening cream colored envelopes

tied with blue ribbons                    the years unfold                     memories appear

as if it all happened today         my love has grown           you say we have grown 


how could this be                     hearts entwined               how is this ever separated

what was mine                         taken away                               your eyes glittered

as you spoke unkind words      perhaps you feel              you were torn

but still                 you marched onto the battle field         took no prisoners

i thought you knew me            the years say                      it is so

your words say                         something different          you show no mercy

all is quiet on the western front                                   my heart lies broken and bruised

the day you walked away         is burned there forever      sometimes

there are no answers                 to the questions                 of the heart

November 18, 2015


Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a beautifully emotive piece :)

Lots of love,

Susan said...

I think it is possible for love to grow even after absence, though it's a polished-coin-cleaned-up-memory kind of love. How can the leaver show mercy? maybe only by breaking quickly? Hurt rolls through this poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Sometimes there are no answers to the questions of the heart", especially when we dont know what is in another's heart.........I can hear the pain and bewilderment in this poem, my friend. A poignant write.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I sometimes think we can glimpse our own hearts when we are still--it is so hard to see another's --your pain is palpable --

Catie Mead Williams Handcock Robinson said...


Jae Rose said...

Opening cream coloured envelopes for the answer is an arresting image..there are indeed no answers for subjective issues...such as matters of the heart..and even if practically applied will it fill the void we al have within us? Another wise and powerful poem

Mary said...

Annell, it is hard when someone we know shows no mercy & leaves a person's heart broken.....with no explanation. The pain is palpable in your words!

Leslie Moon said...

Its amazing the heart continues to beat. I ask many questions about the heart.

Hannah said...

This is so raw...hurt so imprinted on the heart cannot be forgotten.

Catie Mead Williams Handcock Robinson said...

powerful thinking.