Leslie Alexis

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Heart's Cry - Poem by Leslie Alexis

Even as I sit and think of you
I wonder why I do the things I do.
The beats say it's the rivers of my heart's cry
Taking the shapes of words;
The rivers also flow through my eyes,
But those are messy and without form.

My hands are the tools of my heart.
My heart, the master artist, love-struck,
Directs my hands to pen what it feels.

My heart wishes you knew.
My mind wonders if you knew,
What would you do?
Would you love it back?
Would our hearts tread the same track?
Would they make beautiful music?

Would my heart's cry cease?

Should I just throw my heart out there
To be trashed and broken
With news it may not be able to bear?

But, what if the news is good?

What if I dispel this fear,
Tell me, would you be there?

- O, the risks.

My heart prefers rivers of secret love
Than the floods of despair,
It's better to think you do
Than to know you do not even care…


Comments about Heart's Cry by Leslie Alexis

  • (8/16/2011 7:09:00 PM)


    I love it. Everyone feels this way at some point in there lives but not every one can put there feelings online where everyone can see and pass judgement. Good luck with your poems. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/24/2011 4:26:00 AM)


    Powerful, very powerfully driven, searching for the allusive guiding light protecting and yet fulfilling by omission or fantasy is the safe zone for our most vulnerable part; Our spiritual wheelhouse. A beautiful piece of art as I like to see poetry as strokes of an artists brush painting, in this case a safe zone in conclusion....Instead of putting the spirit out in front of a thundering heard of buffalo.....Bottom line... depends on the level of resiliencey (spell) .....And the top level of anything is always the truth.... But sometime we must get stronger to be able to see the full brillance of the truth without being injured..... We cannot look into the face of God......is truth........ Sorry for being so lengthy.......Jim Troy (Report) Reply

  • Craig Anderson (7/24/2011 3:34:00 AM)


    Firstly don't worry what others think of your work, as long as you look at it and think 'Damn yeah' I like that then that is good enough.
    As for this lovely piece the imagery fits together beautifully as for the content. Well, sometimes you just have to jump in the water.
    Best Regards.
    Craig.
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  • Abdallah Gamal (7/24/2011 2:00:00 AM)


    I got lost in this fantastic poem, , the metaphors the imaginary feelings the fabulous rhyme the pic. that was painted peacefully lovely pretty glowing in the sky of Heaven, I love it :) nice poem rated 10 :) (Report) Reply

  • Louis Cecile (7/24/2011 2:00:00 AM)


    Nice use of language and metaphors. The poems starts off a little disjointed and has parts were there is a pause. Whether this is intentional or not, I don't know. The descent with the river as a key word is a good touch for this piece work. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 10, 2013


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