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Cinder Heart

by Nikki Benson

Clear as sun

To see them through my eyes

But the colors all reflected green

 

They called out to me

Join us beautiful

Spend some time with us dear friend

  

My heart won’t smile

But I move mouth

You’ll know my eyes and

Follow the rules of pity and pride

 

My world won’t change

This shadow won’t fall

Until I keep my word

And make my peace with God

 

I come for the festivities

With him on my mind and

A cinder block on my chest

 

The weight is almost crushing me

I don’t know how to care

For the people so dear to me

 

So dear

Make my peace

 

You’ve been so good to me

But I don’t

Want your sympathy

 

Your smiles and pretty lives

Won’t help me

Forgive me of my crimes

 

You’ve been so good to me

But I don’t

Want your sympathy

 

You smiles and pretty lives

Won’t help me

Forgive me of my crimes

 

So Dear

Make my peace

 

My heart won’t smile

But I move mouth

You’ll know my eyes and

Follow the rules of pity and pride

 

My world won’t change

This shadow won’t fall

Until I keep my word

And make my peace with God

06/15/2005

Posted on 06/15/2005
Copyright © 2021 Nikki Benson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 06/29/06 at 02:48 AM

Nikki, so truthfully and wonderfully said that our lives and the lies we tell ourselves (thinking others really don't see through them) weigh our hearts down. God sees though, and fortunately He loves us anyway.
~Chelle~

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