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The heart bleeds and hides in a corner of darkness...

In a quiet dark corner
full of life’s fluff
and dust…
I saw you laying there
on pristine floorboards
the bleeding heart

pulsating with pain
frustration, hurt and anger….
my mind’s eye shivered
with fear …witnessing
with regret…
the bleeding heart

I wanted to caress you
to speak of the bursting pain
you felt and nod
the bleeding heart

my sweet red lips
remained glued SHUT
damn them to hell!!
“speak now or forever hold your peace "
soflty say I to…..
the bleeding heart

trembling I knelt before you
my clasped hands too weak
and pathetically unskilled
to hold the hurt
of your heart….
the bleeding heart

but something was amiss….
a mother knows the signs
chilled to the bone
and no response
what causes this heart to die
the bleeding heart

life’s pain…. sipping
from a cup full of regret
sadness …
pathetic shadows laugh at
the bleeding heart

darkness refused
the knock …..
at the solid door of forgiveness
swept away on a welcome mat
barr one…..
the bleeding heart

NO PITY says….
the shout of sensibility
the bleeding heart

for she could do no more
but buckle under the weight
and deny….
the bleeding heart

a pulse…..

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The heart bleeds and hides in a corner of darkness... by 

lifes sadness …for Shaun xxx

thanks to John for the inspiration ……..

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    powerful and emotive write

  • thanks Simon…I can no longer help my son ….xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 2 years ago

    may be sad but it surely is great poetry….

  • these words from someone as great as you mean a lot …sad …yes for I no not how to help my son thanks Rocky xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 2 years ago

    The heart really bleeds in the young. I hope Shaun rallies soon. I feel. x

  • thanks jane xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranover 2 years ago

    Simply Red, prayers for Shaun, and for you~for those this poem is meant to touch~for all who suffer grief, loss, heartache~beautiful and haunting write~I pray that God would bless you and give you His peace~

  • thank you for your prayers xx

    – SimplyRed

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 2 years ago

  • thanks so much xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago
  • thank you so very much Vavoom xx

    – SimplyRed

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 2 years ago


  • wow thank you so much xx

    – SimplyRed

  • ModernMythology
    ModernMythologyover 2 years ago

    So incredibly touching. Your use of metaphor and the way you described the very pain was sooooo brilliant. I felt it too.

  • thank you so much for your wonderful comment xxx

    – SimplyRed

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