Ann Beard

Veteran Poet - 1,129 Points (1944 / London. UK)

Come Close. - Poem by Ann Beard

Come close. I will show you my heart.
do not fret if you feel me shiver.
of all that is human the most fragile part.
it will ripple and gush like a river.

It will beat to the rhythm of steady flight
the darkness feeds well on anxiety
Causing breath to battle a grip so tight
bringing doubt to a moment, s impiety

You can touch, feel how soft and warm
caressed by the years of love it has known.
Unbeaten by every emotional storm,
or empty nest when a fledgling has flown.

Come close. I will show you my heart
it is worn and fragile bears many a scar.
Tears moisten protecting the finest part,
the core where all my best memories are.

Roan Apr.2008

Comments about Come Close. by Ann Beard

  • (5/10/2009 7:39:00 PM)

    This is poets poetry M lady (Report) Reply

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  • (4/11/2009 12:18:00 PM)

    A beautiful write from a beautiful heart, that is what shines through...10+ (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2009 9:34:00 PM)

    And a beautiful heart it is. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2008 3:35:00 PM)

    A lovely personal story told in your poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2008 10:49:00 PM)

    Hi Ann! A delightful read, you have shown your heart at it finest in this poem, from the very core - Where all th' memories are....
    Best wishes! *10*! !
    Friend Thad
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  • C. P. Sharma (10/7/2008 3:42:00 AM)

    Come close, I shall unlock my heart
    Of all sweet sour memories' cart.
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  • Andrew Blakemore (4/28/2008 4:02:00 AM)

    A really beautiful poem Ann, very touching. Best wishes, Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2008 9:56:00 PM)

    whoa, i could really feel the rhythm...beautiful poem, you are quite the poet! And the heart theme with the constant beat...everything flowed perfectly! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (4/23/2008 5:18:00 AM)

    yet the story when unveiled by wonders
    teemed of love, anger, sorrow and mirth altogether
    and that is the life with which we still move by the years..............well penned,10/10, thanks for sharing
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  • (4/22/2008 2:02:00 PM)

    The structure of a poem doesn't get any better
    than this. It had a nice connective flow to it
    that made it a most satisfying read. Well done.

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  • (4/21/2008 12:06:00 PM)

    A heart that has lived, loved, suffered...very well-written. Thanks Ann. (Report) Reply

  • Charles M Moore (4/17/2008 6:35:00 PM)

    Woven like lace, Inspiring write. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 6:54:00 PM)

    Awesome poem Ann! ! love it, capturing & poignant, a pleasure to read! ! *10*! !
    Best wishes! Friend Thad
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  • (4/14/2008 6:22:00 PM)

    Raw, touching but finely penned honesty. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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