The Beating

by Steven Craig


Feel that moment
between each heartbeat

Feel it

Every one feels the beating

I can beat you

But I can never make you feel the moment
That moment between your heart beats

Only you can do that
and know what it means

When you realize the answer
you will know where you are
and why you came there

And you might be starting to think that you missed him

You know,
there is never room in the past
to crawl back to

You have that moment right now
and a handful of tomorrows

Those moments between the beats

Go cry

Cry as intensely as you have
Make the tears overwhelm each previous bud

Cry so hard that breath is nearly impossible
Each gasp is a throbbing gulp to live.

and have it done
and finished

While your last tear is still wet
Take back your life

Rise from the soil
Gripping all you are

Surrender it not again
Life is between the heartbeats


Author's Note: Not the beating you thought it was about, is it....

Posted on 08/08/2007
Copyright © 2020 Steven Craig

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 08/08/07 at 02:30 AM

Well said, man. Very well said. Those last two lines, in particular.

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