hardened hearts do change.
they soften with the hope that
they can love again.
This entry was posted on December 24, 2008 by Farah. It was filed under poetry and was tagged with change, haiku, hard, heart, hope, love, poem, poetry, soft.
This is beautiful.
December 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm
December 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm
December 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm
Is this softening
accidental in nature
Thanks, Farah. I love your haikus. Happy Holidays.
December 24, 2008 at 6:11 pm
this is so true.
i love the feeling of “New”
shoes, car smell, and mostly Love.
the thing that keeps Hope thriving
and most Important…your Heart LIVING ❤ feeling each and every emotion when the walls around seem to melt so seamlessly 🙂
December 25, 2008 at 11:46 pm
for years I’ve been hard
until my stiff concrete heart
got tired and cracked.
my foolish brain picked a fight
and lost to my heart.
Thanks! And happy holidays to you too!
December 26, 2008 at 11:49 am
i too love that feeling.
i let it soak me up like
rain in the spring
and roll around in it like leaves in autumn.
i get high on it,
roll it in my heart’s blunts
and take long tokes to fill my lungs
so that regardless of whether i breathe in and out,
i always feel the love.
then crush it into powder and treat it like nose candy
until the day when
my sweet dessert goes sour.
in the past i haven’t suffered from food poisoning
but that of the heart:
the kind of symptoms that never show themselves
at the start
when love is new like a baby just born
or a Christmas sweater just worn
or a ribbon just torn
to reveal a precious present
that one day will be the past.
where did the joy go?
and how did it run away so fast?
this time i thought it would last
so that my heart could stay soft,
not taut and hard like a body builder’s biceps
a muscle at rest.
December 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm
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