This Old Heart

16 Sept 2021

This old heart is not so fit
It needs repair
Though nothing now will make it tick
As it did in former years
It has been tormented
Has been teased
Has sought repose
A chance to beat alone and so to ease
It has been torn
Been broken
It has been treated like it doesn’t matter
It has been excited
And that’s the worst
To soar the heavens
Until the bubble bursts
This old heart has taken tumbles
Has tried and it has stumbled
But despite its ruinous slew
This ramshackle heart I give to you

97 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Challenge: Ramshackle

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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23 Responses to This Old Heart

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    That’s a sad one. I appreciate that your heart is out there and that you share things like this.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. A treasure

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    A fantastic poem Crispina.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A heartfelt piece indeed, quite literally. Well done Crispina.

    My 97!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank says:

    Oh yes, the heart wants what the heart wants, so needy yet so fragile. I hope yours mends.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dear Crispina,

    Such a lovely and tender poem. Our hearts do take a beating over the years, don’t they?



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  7. Dale says:

    Again on a Sunday! You are on a roll, my friend.
    As for this beautifully written poem, it is full of pain and hope as that ole heart is not giving up. That organ does take a beating…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sunra Rainz says:

    I *heart* your poem πŸ™‚ ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Bill says:

    Nicely written, Crispina. I enjoyed it, even if it reflects sadness.

    Liked by 1 person

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