Sometimes my heart is light and carefree,
other times my heart is so heavy it feels like it will break into a million pieces.
I remember one time the little girl ran into the room
saying, "my heart hurts, my heart hurts."
I did not know what had triggered her anguish,
but I held her close, patted her back, and said, "everything will be okay."
Who was I to say?
Of course I did not know,
but she seemed to appreciate the sentiment.
Everything will be okay--
don't be afraid of pain,
then, truly, everything is okay.
Breathe through the pain,
a friend advised,
yes, my heart grows light,
even as it breaks
with ardent love.
Mon 22nd May 2023 17:20
I'm paranormal. I feel a sense of clarity after reading this poem. Thank you for sharing your personal metaphorical heart with me, Hélène.
Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh
Mon 22nd May 2023 12:57
Thank you Hélène.
...and sometimes, we adults need to be big enough to admit to ourselves that we need a pat on the back, and that being open to vulnerability is a necessary part of love.
Sun 21st May 2023 19:38
I love the feeling of love in your poetry, Helene. Your goodness shines out. I find it difficult to find the right words in those circumstances but 'it's okay' is a good start, I would think.
Manish Singh Rajput
Sun 21st May 2023 15:43
A beautiful poem, Hélèna. It always feels nice to be kind whenever there comes a circumstance like the one in your poem.
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