Collective Soul

by Risqué   Oct 5, 2017

How beautiful it is
to be able to leave a piece of your heart
With everyone you've ever held dear.

Every soul walking this Earth
is carrying so much more than their own stories,
their own hopes and fears.

Unbeknownst to you
Voyageurs have embodied themselves in your heart,
taking up room.
Filling the missing pieces
left behind by the love you've given away.

A masterpiece has been created
deep in the depths where we've kept our despair.
From last kisses and bittersweet goodbyes,
their strokes have painted something so exquisite
yet so obscure.

And so we walk on by,
eyes blind to the kaleidoscopic dance of hearts
exchanging bits and pieces when we linger...
If only we could see
how such sadness has created such beauty; such magic.

The strokes that have painted your heart
are now and forever decorating mine.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Mark

    Touching the hearts of others, the interplay, unknowingly at times. This is beautifully composed all lines in the stanza relating and connecting to the initial. Glad if the front page displayed this.

    • 1 year ago

      by Risqué

      Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • 1 year ago

    by hiraeth

    a beautiful embodiment of 'sonder', well done!

    • 1 year ago

      by Risqué

      I just looked up this word. Definitely adding it to my vocabulary!

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Excellent work and clever word play creating a moving piece of writing. Thank you for sharing.

    • 1 year ago

      by Risqué

      Thank you for taking the time to read.

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Beautifully written.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ya----Na

    With last two lines you have put soul into this poem.

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