William Jackson

Rookie (San Antonio, Texas)

For The Heart Is All! - Poem by William Jackson

My friend said, 'So, it is about sex then? '
'It has never been about sex, ' I said.

'Then- - what are we talking about? '
'Matters of the heart! '

'It's about the heart? '
'It has always been about the heart, ' I said.

'You're screwed up, ' she said.
'Yes, most likely.'

'No, you're messed up; crazy! '
'Perhaps so, ' I said.

'No, you are! ' she said,
and I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.'

'Love and scar tissue! ' I said; 'Multiple contusions! '
'Emotional scar tissue? ' she asked.

'Yes. But, I've left it behind.'
'I still don't know what you're talking about, ' she said.

'There was a time-I thought I could never love anyone, '
A time when I could not feel a thing! '

'But now? ' she asked.
'Now I feel it all! '

'I still don't understand what you are talking about, ' she said.
'To love- to feel; she is pure intoxication! '

'But what if she doesn't love you back? ' she asked.
'It doesn't matter; I love her! '

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about For The Heart Is All! by William Jackson

  • (1/19/2008 12:40:00 PM)


    William, It's nice you know the heart is all. It is the only way. It is risky, such vulnerability, but right and true. Perhaps that's why so many are afraid. I love it. M. (Report) Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (7/6/2007 10:08:00 AM)


    matters of the heart versus scar tissue, complex. Excellent work William, you're a real thinker, I like that.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2007 8:43:00 AM)


    William really you have touched the bottom of heart and it's a rare gift of a lover? (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/13/2006 12:36:00 AM)


    WILLIAM...NICE PIECE OF DEEP INSIGHT FOR THE SOULESS OF HEART
    I LOVE THE COMPARRISON OF HEARTFELT vs SCAR TISSUE...THAT WAS THE CLINCHER FOR ME...A BIG 10 FOR''THEN'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK
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  • (5/13/2006 10:27:00 PM)


    No your not screwed up, you are a believer in the heart. Keep Believing never stop. The world is screwed up not you my friend.

    Patricia Gale
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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