Shrink My Heart

by Mark   Oct 31, 2018


If I could shrink an ailing body piece
then from my chest dilute the torrid pain
that billowed when her love had parted lease
and drowned me in; a churning, scalding strain.

Decrease the organ till the burning yields
and donor none, such grief is best to waste,
dispose where to; from other cores it shields
let feast by creatures, used to bitter taste.

If left with none to love, repose to sleep
in dormant I, then have no blood to give
for hurt would have no muse to reach as deep
nor then again let lovelorn wounds relive.

O' take this beating ball of lover's tar!
To drain her out my pulse, and mold no scar.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Darren

    judges comment
    You cant help but feel the pain and anguish when reading this piece.
    It has very vivid and powerful imagery throughout. I love how the poet has cleverly used alternative ways of describing the word 'heart' some very inventive. I'm not usually much of a fan of punctuation, however with this piece it works and is as important as the word choice used throughout. A very descriptive and emotional write that gets my 10 points this week.

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Glad this was nominated!!! Excellent piece

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Mark,
    Such a beautiful piece of love captured with intense imagery. Rhymed with perfection and passion.
    Wonderful fella
    M :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Magnificent.. superb rhyming and imagery and emotion that leaps from the page. Really glad to see it nominated. Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Oh my goodness!!! Glad to see this nominated that is all x

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