Joe Dawson

A part of my heart

I never found out how to undo a love,

Once it’s yours its forever, it’s indelible stuff,

It dwells in the heart and may never vacate,

It’s bags can’t be packed, doesn’t have a suitcase.


I tried and I failed to undo a love,

I worked day and night but it just wouldn’t budge.

In the end I gave up and accepted the truth,

It’s part of my heart, here to stay, win or lose.


A knot that was tied and cannot be undone,

A thread made of gold from which memories are spun,

A promise to cherish, two hearts intertwined,

The thread tangled up, but the knot it survived.


I don’t try any more to undo a love,

Instead I look back to how lucky I was,

And I keep to myself, when I’m called to reflect,

That if love is forever, so too is regret.


© Joseph G Dawson


  • Laura


    This is very pleasing indeed!
    I enjoyed the read and I most certainly agree that love cannot be undone! It is ‘indelible stuff’! It’s a permanent dweller and forever in our matter what! ‘Win or lose’, it is ‘here to stay’!
    Thank you for sharing this super write! Into my favorites it goes!


    • Joe Dawson

      Hi Laura, I am so pleased you liked this poem, I somehow thought you might. This poem along with twenty others are part of a series of loose-leaf poetry booklets I produce for our rescue helicopter and for which people can pay a penny or a pound in aid of that charity. I truly appreciate your comments. Joe

    • Clara

      Great write. Also true. Thanks for sharing this one!

      • Joe Dawson

        Thank you, I am delighted this poem appealed to you. Many thanks, Joe

      • Mottakeenur Rehman


        • Joe Dawson

          Many thanks, Joe

        • Alta H Mabin

          Such an incredible write.

          • Joe Dawson

            Thank you, you warm my heart. Joe

            • Alta H Mabin

              Your words are lovely, Joe.

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