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HeartBreak

all my tomorrows are bruised blind
my charcoal boat moves slowly
                             on obsidian seas
My heart beat searches Silence loudly,
punctuating the emptiness with even less
                            Just me and this dumb engine

                            drifting without the light of moon
I imagine I move forward
                                        without reason
I strain each stroke of oar to force my breath
fixed steadfast on that season
                          
this boat that burnt so brightly
Now sinks beneath all nights.

        Ernie

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Dear friends, no reason for personal concern here.

1. I was born.
2. Realized that I was the Only Universe I would ever know
– outside of you.
3. Discovered that I could take part in creation.
4. So I do.

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  • solarbear
    solarbearabout 2 years ago

    Profound poetry, living on far beyond the poet’s reach. Just wonderful.

  • Thank you solarbear. I wrote this realizing how closely heartbreak haunts me when Love is close. For those who love, it is a familiar beast. Not so very far away at all. Though, in general, I write from my personal history. I am not a career Romantic.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Well writing from these depths can alarm friends Ernie. I understand wanting to try and write from different perspectives and put yourself there. It helps us grow as writers. Keep experimenting it is good

  • Thank you Donna. I wrote this realizing how closely heartbreak haunts me when there is love. For those who love it is a familiar beasts. Not so very far away at all. Though, in general, I write from my personal history. I am not a career Romantic. I am actually trying to become more existential in my writing. Reaching into the now of now and bringing it out.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 2 years ago

    Funny, Ernie..I am playing around with a write about the ‘then’.
    I like how you have explored ‘this place’…a deep write of a deep place.
    Sandra x

  • Thank you Sandra. I wrote this realizing how truly close heartbreak is when there is love. It deserves to be recognized.

    ErnieX

    – TheCandle

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinabout 2 years ago

    Pain and exquisite bliss , so closely stalk each other ….a wonderfully evocative work Ernie…stunning.

  • Thanks Chrissie. When in love, does not heartbreak tap you on the shoulder, breathing down your neck sometimes, a chilled , paralyzing, stench – your heart being mauled like the devils plaything. I think it does as in no other time. And if it doesn’t, have we not still given it up to the one thing that can devour us – with the hope that it will not? Bliss – yes, bliss is reason enough.

    ErnieX

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuserabout 2 years ago

    You are a great poet, Ernie. Really made me think and I could really feel the pain. Fantastically expressed, my friend.

  • Thanks Nathan. Always good to hear from you. Been meaning to visit your site.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Thanks Nathan. Sorry to be late. Congrats on your second book.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 2 years ago

    Ernie what can i say only leave down your oars and write more of these beautiful meaningful lines

  • Thanks Tim. I proud to be featured in your excellent gallery.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneabout 2 years ago

    Ouch. This hurts to read Ernie.
    Eloquent, intensely emotive writing… imagery that cuts to the core.
    Thank you for your footnote – phew!

  • Thank you Melodyone. Ouch! works. I’ll take ouch. :-) though I didn’t want to hurt you. I did want to have an affect.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature

  • Thanks Chrissie. Always good to hear from you.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • sure2010
    sure2010about 2 years ago

    The touch is so profound & deep….i t is wonderful expression Ernie

  • Thank you "sure2010.

    – TheCandle

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 2 years ago

    This is so emotional, so beautiful and sad …and indeed thanks for your footnote ….

  • Thanks Johanna. I appreciate your support so very much.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

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