Eric Cockrell


Heart In My Hands - Poem by Eric Cockrell

if i laid down my cross,
by the riverside.
and built a fire
out of things denied.
if i took off my mask,
revealing all i tried to hide.
if i took the chance,
and let you look inside.

would you love me?
would you know me for a man?
would you see me for more
than kingdoms built on sand?
would you if i would?
i know that i can...
i'll stand where i am,
with my heart in my hands.

if we forgot and forgave,
the stumbles and the falls.
if we broke down anger,
and tore down the walls.
if you knew your heart,
would you stop, would you pause?
would your feet follow your longing,
would you answer my call?

would you love me?
would you know me for a man?
would you see me for more
than kingdoms built on sand?
would you if i would?
i know that you can...
just stand where you are,
with your heart in your hands.


Comments about Heart In My Hands by Eric Cockrell

  • (4/22/2012 5:26:00 PM)


    Oh this is so beautiful, this is beauty personified. Thank you (Report) Reply

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  • (4/22/2012 4:54:00 PM)


    A fantastic poem, a great write. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2012 2:15:00 PM)


    beautiful verse written in wonderful simplicity (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012


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