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my stupid heart

my heart is stupid
and oh so brave
it wants what it wants
and it goes for it
head over heels
it runs and never walks
it rushes and never pauses

and the fall is
almost inevitable
the writing is there
right on every wall
I pass on my way
and I ignore it all

cryptic though it may be
the end is always known
right at the beginning
the cracks are appearing
in anticipation of
all the breaks
that came before
and those lined up
in pretty rows


my heart is stubborn
and oh so courageous
and love comes
on the breeze
and love leaves
with the storm
and all that remains
is to swim with the flood
to hold on to the wreckage
to keep your head
above the water
and look out for wings
to spread and float
on the breeze
and leave the storm

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

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Came to me upon waking one morning. About the ways our heart does what it wants, never mind what our head says….

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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 2 years ago

    There subject of heartbreak is not one many here on the bubble would be unfamiliar with me thinks …So this is me thinks like an affirmation of how the heart leads and takes and weaves and smokes out those hiding in the bulrushes to be brave and go for ‘it’ and hope for the best….

  • :-) Thanks KS. :-) I agree, not an unfamiliar topic. I tried to put a more positive spin on it for a change though. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely! and the image to go with it as well…

  • Thanks Jack. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • AmbientKreation
    AmbientKreationalmost 2 years ago

    Not unfamiliar at all! What breaks us makes us stronger. Great writing Sybille!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    Awww, Sybille…I love this….xo

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful poetry…

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 2 years ago

    We might call it stupid, we might call it dumb or stubborn. but after the storm it gets courageous and strong ready to heal itself . Many of us can relate to this, but as all of us, your heart is human. All it needs now is TLC.
    You wrote this with such vivid imaginary, that I lived through it all.

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 2 years ago

    You have delved into my heart and written it’s script here Sybille… just an amazing capture of the way our heart can outrun reality… wonderful…xx

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 2 years ago

    I can not help but feel this one deeply. Beautifully penned from the heart Sybille. Stupid, wonderful heart. The turn into the positive side of it is right where a heart should be I guess. Not so jaded we can’t fall and not so hard we can’t break, heal and break again. I suppose that is the trick in the end.

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    This moves me Sybille. Beautiful work. xx

  • TheBrit
    TheBritalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully said!!

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