A Work of the Heart


A work of the heart

from the teeth of critics flossed

a fragile fetus of art

in the sewer of humanity tossed


abandoned neglected an aborted start

not detected in a vast sea of verse lost

consigned to oblivion since its placental depart

its memory rejected a forgotten child its cost


Words stolen from the ink of a discarded feather

resurrected from the predilected worms of rot

a cannibalistic existence to weather

decaying old poems, new life begot


  • Teddy.15

    Your title describes this poetry perfectly ❤️

    • sorenbarrett

      Thank you Teddy your review is most appreciated

    • Serhat Doğan

      Successful poem

      • sorenbarrett

        Thank you so much for your review and kind words.

      • Bella Shepard

        This poem is truly a work of the heart. The words are never lost, they beat on and new life rises often from the ashes left behind. Beautiful!

        • sorenbarrett

          Thanks so much Bella I appreciate your review and comment it means a lot.

        • L. B. Mek

          some do Art
          some live Art
          some, utilise Art
          we must use our Art, to release
          our hurt
          to rejoice our victories
          to ink our life's most debilitating
          I am so sorry for the pain
          that inspired these words, treasured friend
          'stay' strong!

          • sorenbarrett

            Thank you friend for the read and well wishes. It is not so much the pain itself but the pain of being unheard, forgotten and discarded that hurts. Art never seen, or lost is such a shame. Thanks so much again L.B. for the encouragement.

          • Pop64

            It can be so often that writes from the heart are discarded or dismissed by others, but that can only be due to their lack of understanding and greater need to feel. This poem, however, is so descriptive and detailed that it can be appreciated by all who've suffered the loss of a heart written poem. Nicely penned!

            • sorenbarrett

              Your words of understanding are deep, welcome and comforting. I humbly thank you for your review and kind words

            To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.