Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cruelty of a heart of gold


Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag (here)

She was left wondering
Never had it crossed her mind
One so endearing
Could cause such turmoil
She had given her all
He had responded
What went wrong?

So much to sacrifice
One at a young age
Oceans too deep to cross
To be belittled
There had to be
a semblance of authority
But alas!
Only at the water's edge

One could only accord sympathy
Cruelty of a heart of gold
Extended so sincerely
But dashed to smithereens
It was not fair to her!
Neither to him!
What went wrong?

For Tess' Magpie Tales #238 and
Kerry's Open Link Monday at Real Toads

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes some little can grow and grow and then things just go another way

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  2. Hear broken she is, but sometimes things cannot be mended.

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  3. This is heartbreaking! What went wrong indeed?

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  4. If only we knew, and how incredibly true this is more often than not. Lovely magpie prose.

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  5. Sad when a relationship goes awry like that...

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  6. I have faith that her broken heart will heal...time is a medicine that has been proven to work throughout history...

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  7. Nicely told, Hank. Been there, had that done to me. But "life goes on."
    ..

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  8. "to be belittled"… that is what went wrong. Better off being alone IMO.

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  9. WHO has not been in that horrible limbo, trying to piece together, "what went wrong?" If anyone so undefiled--then they have not yet lived. You pinned me right in that spot with this work.

    (Deep down, did not we "know" what went wrong?)

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  10. Sad...but that's part of life.

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  11. Many things and people can break a heart.....I speak from experience.
    Excellently written Hank.

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  12. Sincere goodness in your questions.

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  13. Very sad...sometime or the other in life,everybody asks this question to themselves-What went wrong?

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  14. It's always so sad when a love story ends and one wonders .. what went wrong ... who knows maybe nothing went wrong it was just karma ... this was an excellent poem Hank.

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  15. The answer must lie somewhere in the waters ....

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  16. Loved your take on the image! Leaves me wondering at the end.

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