A Foolish Heart - Poem by Leslie Alexis
'Forever yours' was promised many times.
Other times, it though she was so precious that
It waited in lines,
Standing, hoping, praying, for her attention.
For her mark was penned on it, by love.
'Things would never work out'
this heart has been told.
But being stubbornly stupid,
On what-ifs it continued to hold.
The voices were correct,
Knowing some things it didn't know.
They shared only one of their secrets
Something like this it goes:
'The spirit of love has forsaken thee,
Love is not and will never be,
the icing on your cake or cup of tea.
Because your door is not special:
It is dwarfed and inappropriate,
Cupid turns around when he sees your gate.'
I have accepted this.
My mind is not set for love,
My crystal ball is black.
My heart shall always lack.
No love shall come in sight.
My heart shall always be in night.
My hourglass is out of sand.
No one will accept my hand.
I wait no more, but I'm not sure.
For my heart and mind are at war.
The other neither can conquer.
My heart says it only want to love.
My mind says this it cannot approve
And wonders why my heart continues.
Mind has seen heart torn in many ways,
It has heard heart sing so many blues.
It wonders why heart foolishly continues.
It wonders why heart keeps wanting to love...
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