Joshua Hillard

Freshman - 533 Points (February 19,1992 / Saginaw, MI)

Heart's Protection - Poem by Joshua Hillard

In this gale of horrific scenes,
No one sees what’s behind the curtain,
The show is closed but must go on,
For not even I am a perfect person,

We protect our heart within a skeleton,
Layered from there we give it appearance,
A picture is formed and we see who we are,
Health we hold for future perseverance,

Our smile shows our heart,
Whether we remain it to be up or down,
For most, the known is most obvious,
But for others, it’s the other way around,

Our body protects our heart’s emotion,
Our mind speaks what it has to say,
Our soul keeps it one of a kind,
Always will it be formed in a unique way,

For time is its only enemy,
It grows older and wiser with each day,
With knowledge can begin great pain,
The hurt never finds a way to stay away,

The happiest soul can be a demon,
The deadliest man can be an angel,
Our hearts are built to be disguised,
Only known when caught in the right angle,

We become a library of life,
We become a theater forever open,
A story forever told, a movie forever played,
Only through death is our cycle broken,

Never underestimate the deepest smile,
For that smile may conceive the deepest of pain,
Never leave one alone, knowing their destruction,
Because in the end, the end will never be the same.

Topic(s) of this poem: depression

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Heart's Protection by Joshua Hillard

  • (3/9/2015 6:38:00 PM)

    A great poem, so true that a smile can hide so much pain. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

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