The Heart Library

by Kitty Cat Lady   Mar 20, 2018

The cover looked appealing
Albeit the spine slightly cracked
But the story so intrigued you
You'd borrow then give it back

Well you studied it intently
Though it wasn't yours to keep
You just wanted to understand
The secrets buried deep

You broke the tale wide open
Got a damn good look inside
Picked out the bits you wanted
Then cast the rest aside

You turned corners on some pages
And others you ripped out
Now the story makes no sense
The happy ending full of doubt

You'll use what you have learned
Apply it to another story
You'll appear wise and learned
And you'll take all the glory

Now the loan is ten years overdue
On the heart that you borrowed
And the fine that I'll pay
Is a story full of sorrow

But I'll smooth the crumpled pages
Take a pen and make a start
And I'll write down the next chapter
For the adventures of my heart.


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  • 4 years ago

    by P o e m e l o

    I really commend the imagery and I learn alot from this. The message is so clear to me. I can relate to your poem.

    • 4 years ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks for your lovely comments Poemelo :-) x

  • 4 years ago

    by Aabraham Anyadike

    still cant find a way of describing the imagery in this buts its beyond saying wow, this is fascinating and well constructed. I love u dearie

    • 4 years ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Oh what lovely comments Aabraham, I really appreciate it. Thank you :-) x

  • 4 years ago

    by Someone Invisible

    The image this poem first envoked was kind of delicate and soft and innocent. And slowly, with great flow, it sparked with anger and a sense of injustice. Idk, the feeling at the end is a good one though; a strong recovery. A sturdy mindframe. I read it and saw it play out in my mind like a rolodex of images and short soundless clips. And maybe Im just in a super emotional state right now but I kinda wanted to cry because...I mean, Gosh....this is always a massive fear of mine. Kinda dumb to fear something thats inevitable but hey, emotions dont always make sense. Im super bad at writing these so I usually just aviod it altogether but I honestly really like this piece. I had to come back to the site after I closed it out just to read it cause the title alone drew me in. Favourited. <3

    • 4 years ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      S I, thank you so very much for taking the time to write such wonderful comments, it's hugely appreciated. x I guess falling in love can only go one of two ways; you either stay in love, or you don't. Despite all the pain and heartache, (which I'm glad I'm able to express through my poems) I'm still a believer, and the saying: "better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all" still feels true for me. I'll pick myself up, dust myself off, and start again ... it's a new chapter and a new adventure.
      All the very best my lovely :-) x

  • 4 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    This is something quite special in my eyes

    Emotions tied in to literature is so symbolic of what we do so so often. Yet not quite like this.

    Often I will see similarities in poems by different people and yet they are all unique. This takes unique to a whole new level.

    I felt it to be a sad write but it's quite clear the book is far from finished.

    They rhyming is pretty dam good, although one bit caused a little glitch in my flow but so minimally so it did not detract from the poem,

    All in all a fantastic heart felt piece


    Craig x

    • 4 years ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Wow Craig, such lovely comments, like a big hug! Thank you x
      Let me know which bit glitched so I can have a look :-) x

  • 4 years ago

    by Nee

    Kitty, brilliant write!! Books and libraries in a poem, that's earthly heaven for me!

    • 4 years ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much Nee .... libraries are one of my fave smells! :-) x

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