Benny Selph

Heart of Mine

Heart of Mine

 

A heart will beat

A heart won’t lie

Many belong;

                This heart of mine

 

It pumps the blood

It keeps me alive

In these veins;

                       This heart of mine

 

Raised to thrive

Rig worker sweat, in hot day’s sun

By labor hard;

                        This heart of mine

 

Heart can break

Heart can crack

But never, pain of heart, is taken back

To love another is to wish for pain

For I love my brothers

For I love my sisters

For I love my aunt, as she is my mother

I love my family, that is it

To love any others, I can’t at all

 

 

Death can kill

Death does take

Pieces gone;

                          This heart of mine

 

Drinks of water

Tears for thine

A smile hear

A smile there

Father where are you;

                              This heart of mine

 

To cut me now, find the core

Physical wounds I do not fear

Your words are not the voices that

Whisper hurtful things into my ear

Of my own death I am not scared

For many face a bear

I travel darkest path

I have made brighter future

Into the hole,

I have been tossed

This soul is scarred;

                                 This heart of mine

 

 

 

 

My father loved, but unremembered

My uncle loved, even in sickness,

Helped raise me

My cousin loved, like a father,

Also taken from;

                                 This heart of mine

 

I loved them all,

Three fathers like

 

A heart will beat

A heart won’t lie

It pumps the blood

It keeps me alive

Raised to thrive

Heart can break

Heart can crack

Heart of pain

Never taken back

Death can kill

Death can take

To cut me down

To cut the core

Drinks of water

Drops of blood

 

So ask me now,

   What do I love?

 

A heart does beat

A heart won’t lie

Many belong; tears for thine

 This heart of mine

To those I love

 

In these veins

By labor hard

Pieces gone

Where are they now

This soul is scarred

Taken from me;

 It’s them I love

 

Drink of water

Drop of blood

Soulful hug

Many belong; tears for thine

                                        This heart of mine

 

A heart does beat

A heart won’t lie

A heart does pound

A heart does cry,

Tears for thine

 

To those I love;

                               This heart of mine

 

  • Author: Benny Selph (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 31st, 2016 00:21
  • Category: Sad
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Comments5

  • Jmcg

    Great write. I could feel through your words. Keep putting the pen to paper

  • willyweed

    I like your poem. write on! ww

  • The 2 A.M Writer

    You can definitely feel your emotions through the words and that's definitely a great thing. Keep on writing!

  • Christina8

    I liked your poem. Although sad. I hope you keep writing so we can keep reading! Thanks for sharing!

    • Benny Selph

      Thank you. I do plan to keep posting poems on here

    • Tony36

      Great write very expressive



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