Argentine Tango

A Heart So Hollow

Oh how graced I must be to walk the hallowed halls
of that thing you call a heart.
A cold draft follows me out, for even the air is stale
and needs an escape.
Who knew one could contain so deep a chasm in one's chest.
A canyon for the viewing of passerby.
So hollow, the rhythmic beating resounds in ears miles away.
A drum of warning, come no closer,
for you might fall in. In fact, you may never hit bottom.
A free fall that comes with a price.

How proud you must be, for you are certainly one of a kind.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Poem Edited: Saturday, October 20, 2012

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (1/23/2015 8:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful stuff. I'm adding you to my favorite poet list!

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  • F J Thomas (7/23/2014 3:14:00 PM)

    Wow someone felt the bite on that one! A powerful piece Argentine; a certainty to this person's heartlessness. Beautiful

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  • Søren ValentineSøren Valentine (1/23/2014 1:33:00 PM)

    Whoa, this is really good. I love how you compare the heart to a canyon and:

    So hollow, the rhythmic beating resounds in ears miles away.

    So good. So very good. I've never thought of using such a hyperbole. I often think of the heart as another world or land, but... my, well that was quite excellent indeed.

    In a rather short poem you've covered a lot concerning a feeling I'm (and I'm sure many other people) are all too familiar with. Rubbish hearts... but good. Very good.

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  • Aloke MukherjeeAloke Mukherjee (10/20/2013 1:57:00 AM)

    A sweet bitter poem. The cadence is good and touches the heart and underlying emotion shook me!

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/17/2013 7:11:00 PM)

    A short but wonderful poem.
    So hollow, the rhythmic beating resounds in ears miles away.
    Well said.

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  • Ronn Michael SalinasRonn Michael Salinas (12/8/2012 1:33:00 PM)

    I like the rhythm and imagery in this piece. But I disagree...not one of a kind. Hollowhearts: population, of many.

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  • Sahil SoodSahil Sood (11/2/2012 10:24:00 PM)

    lovely work of words with emotions.. :)

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  • Alla Simone (10/25/2012 9:16:00 PM)

    Great metaphors and imagery througout really allow the meaning to shine through. Captivating beginning. Clever ending. Nice sarcasm & sharp wit ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  • Colin BradleyColin Bradley (10/24/2012 4:59:00 PM)

    very strong emotions in this poem, excellent

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  • Kelly SealeKelly Seale (10/21/2012 10:10:00 PM)

    Intense... Emotions displayed, raw, naked. Too bad his heart is so unfeeling that... your words will never touch him... at least, they touched me... Great Ink Argentine...Great Ink.; -)
    -Kelly.

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