Liv Mealone

Bound By The Eternal

Crossroads, the strain in the mind it springs
To go left or right, forward or back, or perhaps to stay
Opposite arrows at a fork in the road
Trails and footprints in the heart, to ignore or discern
To the charm and bliss ofemotion, to surrender or stand your ground
To forget and bury the past or to reminisce and relive what is gone.
The head says to laugh, live, and love, for the present is here
Urging the face to smile, when the past rear its nostalgic face
Wisdom implores the heart to move on, for tomorrow may not
Yet the heart wrestles against all that cold practicalities
For the heart relishes the speed of its beats
The spine loves the jolt it gets from the surprise
The soul cherishes its butterflies at the thrill of affection
When passion is kindled, it raze and devour all caution.
But isn't there a compromise to beget
One that won't break the heart yet won't spurn the wise
Two separate lives, two solitary worlds
You will live in your world, I will live in mine,
With the knowledge that love has conquered our hearts
Bound together neither by time nor space, but by the Eternal.

Topic(s) of this poem: nostalgia

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 3, 2018

Form: Prose Poem

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

A blast from the past has awakened feelings that's been left buried, and now they resurfaced with a vengeance but both are bound by vows to others so there is nothing to do but to love from afar.

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