Stained Heart

Today I tucked my heart

In-between the laundry

Inside the washing machine

Hoping the stains would disappear

To leave it fresh and new

A new heart, a new beginning

Am not so sure though if

One washing will be enough

After all the pain and sorrow

This heart has been through

It might take several washings

To restore that pure white

Most likely, some stains

Will remain on it forever


  • Goldfinch60

    Some of those stains will be the stains of love that are always in our hearts.


    • FredPeyer

      Thanks Goldie! You are right, the love stains will stay.

    • orchidee

      A fine write Fred.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Orchie!

      • dusk arising

        Hello Fred, good to see you posting again. Well if the words you publish today are happening in your life right now then sympathy but heck.... it means there's loads for you to write about in here... c'mon man.... get it off your chest.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks so much d.a., I wouldn't mind to write more but right now I am so busy, I need to steal the time to get on MPS. Wrote only two poems in January and nothing so far in February. Give me another couple of months and it will be better.

        • myself and me

          The stain will faint away with time. Long time no see my friend. It seems you still hanging on the tree.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks m.a.m., I guess all stains fade with time, but it would be nice if we could just wash them away! I am hanging in, see my answer to dusk arising.

          • Saxon Crow

            Hey Fred. Love your poem. Now did you use non bio? And of course conditioner to soften!

            • FredPeyer

              Thanks so much Saxon,
              I put everything there is into that machine. Even used these funny smelling papers in the dryer. No use. Some stains remain. But hey, at least I got a clean heart! :-)

              • Saxon Crow

                Haha. There is that. Stains on the heart only bring a unique character, regardless of funny smelling paper dryers!

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