Poetry: Bleeding Heart

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Bleeding heart

Please stop for an instant.

I need to still breathe,

Yet you are tearing

Every bit of oxygen from me.

 

Bleeding heart

Please stop for a moment

It can’t be that bad

But you protest it can

As I feel currents of

Warmth stream down

My heated cheeks.

 

Bleeding heart

You may be alone tonight

You may be alone tomorrow

You may be alone yesterday

But bleeding heart

Still breathe.

 

Still breathe, please.

Breathe.

Know while you bleed

You are still loved.

You are still enough.

You haven’t lost your worth

Just because you bleed

An ocean red.

 

Bleeding heart,

You are not alone really

For many others have felt

This deep searing inner pain

Many others have been betrayed

Many others have been devastated

Many others have been soul crushed

Left struggling to go on.

 

Bleeding heart

Let hope meet you here

Right where you are as you are.

There’s no need to be ashamed,

You are still enough.

You are still loved.

You are still beautiful

Even with your river of tears

Even with your bleeding heart.

 

*Photo Credit: Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

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