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


Yet, we spurn the tacit pain

That may well there await

And the risks we gladly take

We barely contemplate


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


11 Responses to “Unprotected”
  1. Array says:

    always another chance

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Love is always worth the risk! Love this!!

  3. No pain, no gain. Wonderful writing my friend!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    the rewards outweigh the risks!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I read the piece and was going to write Jim’s exact words. Is that a case of simple or great minds?

    Nobody says love is supposed to be easy. Why am I thinking of the line from Dumb and Dumber?—”So, you’re saying there’s a chance.”

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