Morbid humour - I have no idea why but the last stanza just makes me laugh. I apologise if it's in bad taste.

Purple hearts

Purple hearts on granite slabs
waiting for a slice
the white coated man raises his knife
searching for advice.

They had shone through the madness
in beseech of a mate
hearts wondering lost in the clouds
to end face down on a cold granite slab
just a face - etched
on a white linen shroud.

Still so heavy each purple heart
blood dripping without refrain
that same tired beat of yesterday
pumping out the last of the pain.

So tip toe passed the broken hearts
for they have nothing to say
they have found a new home
in a jar on the shelf
and to be frank
they prefer it that way.

Rik - 03/03/2006

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Written on 2006-03-03 at 08:00

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Christian Ward
This made me laugh, very funny with cool imagery, loved that opening

wonderful write from a talented writer , you get a very well done of me ..Eddy

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
How do you come up with
your amazing poetry Rik?


Wow you really put it very well

"they have found a new home
in a jar on the shelf
and to be frank
they prefer it that way"

Good write, and wickedly funny.

I liked this one!
:) Somehow, the jars with the purple hearts made me think of my aunt's homemade raspberry jam...

reminds me a bit of Poe...
I like the twisted sense of humor but hey im a little twisted myself in some ways lol


*enjoys your writes*

Well done Rik thoroughly enjoyed it.

Stine Mari Thomassen
every time I read one of your text, I have to read it twice- they're all so beautyful.

This poem was really sad, and very very beautyful :)

Veld Cooper
This is so very deep, sad and true...a fantastic write, Rik


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