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The Open Heart

December 4, 2013
By Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

With so many emotions,
Yet so vacant;
With countless feelings,
Yet none to share.
I am a mess, at times
I am an endless confusion.
My inner turmoil is
As vacant as a dark hole,
Yet, as full as a dark hole.
Even while I am full,
I am endlessly empty.
My heart is desperate to
Hide, show itself,
Cower, stand strong.
My open heart,
Open. Heart.
The open heart is afraid
Of how others will treat it.
How people can hurt it,
Judge it, destroy it.
So the open heart
Is a coward
And numbs the brain.
Keeping the open heart
From showing it's full
Capacity, Compassion,
Lavish, Love.
The Open Heart;
It lives inside...

The author's comments:
I have been trying to figure out why I feel so...wrong...and now I have created this poem; explaining to myself, and to others, what is going on.
Write to understand; write to be free!

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