A Million Little Pieces

Obviate my heart

It is no longer any good

There is no reason

For it to

Skip a beat again

I will never feel

That flutter

When you smile

It won’t stop

For a second

When you say dear

It is now worthless

You shattered it

When you said goodbye


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – obviate

Healing Hope

Thanks to my past loves

My heart has been broken,

But I’ve got a makeshift heart

Put together with pieces of hope.

The shattered shards,

That you left behind,

Can finally beat again.

Now I see a future on the horizon

Where love may still grow.

All I need to resuscitate my heart

Is a boost of confidence,

From someone’s longing glance,

The brush of a hand against mine

Or a shared moment of joy.

He is my cure.

He is waiting for me.

Is he you?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – makeshift

My Heart

Don’t touch it
It is about to break
It has been used too much
Worn down over the years
Until it is just a shell
Delicate and fragile
Please don’t try to hold it even
For I am sure it’s too brittle
To withstand the slightest hope
That could be felt on a breeze
All of the elusive strength it has left
Must be saved for me
To sustain life only
Alone with my memories
And faded dreams


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fragile

A Patchwork Heart

A portion of my heart

Is made of nothing but scars

From those times it was broken

And I stitched it back together.

From friends leaving

To loves that were lost

They all left different tears

That I healed with a thread of love.

A love for myself

A belief that I was not wrong

It was them not me

And I will be ok.