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The room with the broken heart

Once upon at time a darling love dreamt here
He would kiss and count all her smiley freckles
One two three four five ten, laugh and start again
Her auburn hair was tied to his future in his heart
In her eyes she promised herself to be his for keeps
A skipping rope thutted outside with their little feet
A world that was good with plenty of milk and cheese
Their home made in a honey field of oats and wheat

She moans in desire for her secret dark angel and his harp
The room spins with their seduction sulking in corners
The dream fouls itself in to a sorry morbid corrupted mess
The creamy milk sours and curdles and gags his throat
Little shoes are packed up and taken away out of reach
A decay eats all of his goodness infecting all around him
He knew he should have left this place of broken dreams
Instead he ended his breath and said goodbye to all hope

The room is sunk in the tragedy of him and his children
Bludgeoned in time with his forgotten voice calling “come home”
Peeling walls stand against rebirth and cry out “It is in these sins”
I fear not his grief but wish to celebrate the light and life there was
I leave fruits and one wish for a memoriam of him with the broken heart
Lemons to freshen and cleanse the smell of that wound so deep
Limes to acid wash away the grime and gnarl of dead hopelessness
And one simple wish for all “Resist the drag and pull of the nothingness”
Once upon a time a home was here surrounded by oats and wheat

© K S Hardy 2009

The room with the broken heart

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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This is about this photo by Kevin Kroeker

Many thanks to Kevin Kroeker
for his inspiring work.

Please read the story behind ’ The room with the broken heart’

I urge those who may be broken hearted to reach out ……..

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