Hems of the Heart

Can I hold the hand inside you
Can I drink the drops of your breath
Do we dance in shadows
Or waltz in the rain
Comfortably numb
In the pouring pain

Promises broken
Spoken in fractured lips
A stranger’s heart
Is never home
Sit down rest awhile
I’ll listen
I’ll even smile

In the field of excuse
In the salt of your tears
Dolphin’s dance
In prose of your circumstance

And what could jealously but elude
A tale is told
Sleepless words
Not a hand to hold
Your Hell is vacant
In caves so cold

All the verse of Heaven could bring
Lift the seeds of your voice
I can’t sing

In a restless bed
A prisoner of thoughts
Inside this head
If it makes you sad
It must mean I’m bad

Would you hurt over me
I like I hurt over you
Is this penance a prelude?

I guess if you want
You could hide in the dark
The pieces won’t break
If they’re already apart
Desolate is the start
In the hems of the heart

How could you know what I go through?
You always get to be with you.

In this drought, there is no mercy
And doves don’t fly
In a crowded sky

More reasons
To flirt with why
Fingerprint your skin
Sweet is the juices of lingering sin

I just wish you would allow me in
Still the song plays on
And the dance is strong
Don’t you feel defeated
Robbed and cheated

I guess if you want
You could hide in the dark
The pieces won’t break
If they’re already apart
Desolate is the start
In the hems of the heart

©by John Braxton Sparks 2009

Hems of the Heart

John Braxton  Sparks

Morehead, United States

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I don’t write alot of poetry, but when I do…like my writings..I’m drawn to darker themese…I’m not much of a poet, but I do love to write…this side of my writing doesn’t come out alot, but when it does I am compelled to write it.
This poem is for a special friend who requested it. I hope it lives up to her expectations, because it could never live up to the beauty of the person she is. I just hope she enjoys it.

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