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Tilted Heart

by Sandy M. Humphrey

it is not extravagant
yet I am seldom without
this tilted heart slide
gold with diamond chip
on white gold chain

often reaching for my
when tears may fall
prayers are said
wishes whispered

then there was
a night last fall
I clutched my fist
around it and felt
for the pulse of
my love

for if I
had not found
one I would
have ripped
the heart away

my tilted Heart
knows our history
and our future
so for now
it stays


Author's Note: Poetry Prompt:write about an object you might talk to. Nov 6, 2012 my husband was in a roll over accident..the heart was indeed clutched in my hand as I cried, prayed, wished him alive and waited until I was allowed to be by his side. He is still going throuhg therapy but he is mobile, alive and I feel blessed...my tilted heart does too. SMH

Posted on 03/13/2013
Copyright © 2023 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 01/05/14 at 10:45 PM

Wonderful analogy and expression of love, fear, and hope. Thank the Lord your husband made it through all the trauma.

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