Unprotected



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Scars do not protect a heart

Old wounds are oft renewed

Like battered brow of boxer

Gloved till blood is spewed

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Safety cannot be erected

Like the building of a fence

Pain cannot be deflected

By wishes or vain pretense

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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
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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