Unprotected



~~~

Scars do not protect a heart

Old wounds are oft renewed

Like battered brow of boxer

Gloved till blood is spewed

~~~

Safety cannot be erected

Like the building of a fence

Pain cannot be deflected

By wishes or vain pretense

~~~

No matter how you try

Making your heart hardened

There is always a bit of risk

And failure goes unpardoned

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Yet, we spurn the tacit pain

That may well there await

And the risks we gladly take

We barely contemplate

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A heart so bloodied and beaten

Not as defeated as it seems

Enters the ring to face each fight

For the love dreamed in its dreams

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Comments
12 Responses to “Unprotected”
  1. beth says:

    I think that the heart never gives up trying

  2. kristianw84 says:

    I think it’s courageous to remain soft-hearted in a hard world!

  3. We are all full of scars, and with the knowledge that time erases them. The boxer is a fab analysis and the poem was smashing!
    All the best,
    F.

  4. I have mixed feelings about your message, but the poetry was excellent!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Making ourselves vulnerable is part of joy vs. pain. It’s a risk worth taking.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    what doesn’t kill the heart makes it stronger…

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