Heartspeak

Heart of Houdini
the risk taker to the last breath
Blindfolded
with the courage of the Last Soldier
Falling words of hard metal
cut out pale impostors
Extinction of this heart not optional though probable
Tied up with blemishes of yesterdays
instincts leading the way out of straight ties and hooks
Uncross the web
Walk away

Heart of the Liar Bird
Feathers and thorns in a lyrical cynical creature
Mimic
mirroring back the reflective soul
A borrowed time collected on the stamp of frowns
Wrong or right it will one day stop
nothing adds anymore when the journey is done
Find the semisweet unique voice
Let go of just an echo of another noise
Fly Away

Heart of Tiny Truths
Swallow a little each day
Greedy to know all has no place in this preamble
One day greets another
a little remorse and rejoice
Let go and trust a different offering
a little sacrifice of old for new
See the wisps of grace in futures
possibility upon eyelids before waking
Hear the brave wings above
Dance away

© K S Hardy 2010

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  • lawrie .
    lawrie .almost 4 years ago

    Lol mythological shape shifter too.Houdini in blue was not the colour i expected. But Houdini does speak truth to some extent,sadly. The core is love. to spread happiness and encourgement, misguided sometimes, the never never land of dream state. The world of written make believe. sad i know…Lyre bird hmm mimics and lives amongst the musket of the dream world.Lyre birds are like Minor birds they playfully like to please, though their talent is very shallow. I watched a programme once about the Lyre bird, it said became so good at it watching the other birds it didn’t just mimic it learn’t a great deal about them including their own glassed housed mimics though theirs didn’t hurt the other birds, i don’t think. ah and when the journeys done its done….Spread a little happiness as you go by, you mustn’t sigh and you mustn’t cry…Great write KS mwah blow

  • Hi there me favorite Welsh poet/writer
    Well your comment makes so much sense… a good thing me thinks for an tempest who owns so many odd socks ;O)

    Those lyre birds are crafty buggers…I think I may have known some in human form, good thing I have always had a good radar for sock stealing mimics…
    I have no idea what the hell I am talking about Mr L…. I have dribble mode in full gear at the minute.
    Forgive my ramblings and just know I appreciate your thoughtfulness and your kindness ..xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • miashados
    miashadosalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful words let’s think of illusions of hope and trust…is great danger in that.Excellent work.

  • Indeed if what we trust I reckon doesn’t have a true heart at the core… We are risking too much. Yet we have to find this out somehow without getting sunk…. tricky business me thinks.

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 4 years ago

    Dance away… be free on brave wings taking up the heart that is unique though at times a little battered… a wonderful piece of music to set the pace for such an enlightening piece of writing…x

  • Hi my dearest friend
    I have danced a merry little jig and tied yellow ribbons to my ankles and found a faceless woman in the mirror…sigh..xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryalmost 4 years ago

    Heart of the Liar Bird
    Feathers and thorns in a lyrical cynical creature
    Mimic
    mirroring back the reflective soul
    A borrowed time collected on the stamp of frowns
    Wrong or right it will one day stop
    nothing adds anymore when the journey is done
    Find the semisweet unique voice
    Let go of just an echo of another noise
    Fly Away

    My friend, it does not get much better than this. What a stunning piece of work, all around. I absolutely love it! WOW! xo, Rusty

  • Hi Rusty
    I thank you so very very much for your encouragement of my prose.
    It feels very rewarding to read your words as I see you as someone who knows how to own words for himself..xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • wasy35
    wasy35almost 4 years ago

    This poem tugged me like none has in sometime. Honesty, and my feelings at most time captured thoroughly.

  • Oh…that makes me sad and glad this comment of yours..
    Hmmm here’s to a heart of loving wealth :O)xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful KarenSue. A little of Houdini, a little of lyre/liar bird, and a little of you, stirred nicely.
    Dick

  • LOL….just a little stir to the left and a little stir to the right and we have a bit of a heart write ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkalmost 4 years ago

    This is fabulous. Love how the words seem to drip from one stage to another. xoxoxo

  • Thanks for such great feedback :O)
    I wondered if it felt a bit clunky so your comment has assured me it was a lot smoother than I thought :O))xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful KarenSue stepping from one cloud to the next all the way through xx

  • OOhhh love the cloud imagery….careful I feel a stealing of line thief maybe in progress called KS.. ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    you’ve danced across the screen my darling,
    so very beautiful, I adore the imagery…a real wow xoxoxox

  • Hi ya
    I am still bubbling when I should be sleeping.
    May have something do with a faceless woman pestering my thoughts.. :)
    Hope your day went excellento my darling…xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • annamora
    annamoraalmost 4 years ago

    I am with Rusty
    it does not get much better than this
    most wonderful

  • Hi Anna
    That is so very lovely of you to say, thank you kindly. :O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

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