Simone Inez Harriman

Gold Star - 27,783 Points (03/05/1959 / New Zealand)

Heartless - Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

If I chose to be loveless
Like you
I would seal my severed heart
In your stone mausoleum
Concealing
All signs of lovingness
Thus isolated
Quivering on a cold slab
My heart would bleed heavily
Congealing
Hardening
And I would limp
Past your indifference
Devoid of caring and feeling
Away from your apathy and cruelty
Completely heartless
Quite at home
In your barren desert
Of selfishness

Topic(s) of this poem: apathy


Comments about Heartless by Simone Inez Harriman

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/31/2018 5:32:00 PM)

    Loveless condition seals several hearts and this provokes thought. Heart bleeds heavily. But love has power of healing mind and spirit. Love carries greater aspects. This poem is very excellently penned...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (10/19/2017 5:46:00 PM)

    Simone, brilliant writing. I mean it. You take an idea and then put it in a rocket and suddenly we're seeing things in a new and novel way- - ]
    If I chose to be loveless
    Like you
    I would seal my severed heart
    In your stone mausoleum- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -] you are so alert in choosing just the right words. sea- severed- stone- -mausoleum. You know how to build a poem- -you lay those blocks in such a strong inescapable way.
    I would limp
    Past your indifference
    Devoid of caring and feeling
    Away from your apathy and cruelty- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ] another of your images that just take over the readers' mind and there is no shaking ourselves free because we're invested in this story, in this girl's reality.l
    I am often stunned and spellbound after reading your unbelievably phenomenal work. This piece deserves more than tens, it deserves publication in a book of your work. I don't often buy poetry books by other writers because I would grow broke- - but yours I would buy. Seriously.
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  • Bri Edwards (9/9/2017 3:35:00 PM)

    btw, the link to this page is:

    www.poemhunter.com/poem/heartless/

    :)
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  • Bri Edwards (9/9/2017 3:34:00 PM)

    liking a lot....the C and Q alliterating throughout!

    WOw, wOW, WOW! ! ! ! A GREAT 'write'. definitely to MyPoemList AND into Part B of September 2017's showcase @

    www.poemhunter.com/poem/part-b-of-september-2017-s-showcase-p-h-poet-poems-partial-links-to-all-poem-pages-texts-or-partial-texts-of-offered-poems-maybe-of-borrowed-poems/

    believe it or not, i LAUGHED (but not too loud) at the last 2 lines:

    In your barren desert
    Of selfishness.................ok, maybe i'm the weird one.

    i'm glad i haven't gotten on your 'bad side', Simone Inez Harriman! ! ! !

    bri :)
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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/29/2017 8:06:00 PM)

    I like this poem. Lovely....... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/10/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    An amazing work, Simone. So many ways to find meanings....I think how a reader reacts will depend on interpretations of those first two brilliant lines. A perfect 10. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2016 10:50:00 AM)

    only you can put it the way it was,
    emotionally drained after reading
    thanks Simone-10
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  • Brian Mayo (3/11/2016 12:40:00 PM)

    Maybe he has a deep-seated, irreversible belief he doesn't deserve love...? However, you're describing someone with more problems than that. I like the way you imagine your life, should you have found yourself hopelessly mired in his bog of despair. This is a terrific poem... a little grisly, as I pictured the blood all over that slab, dripping and such... but had no time to dwell on it, as your poem marched headlong towards the desert. You limped; your poem does not. Good work. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (2/10/2016 2:40:00 AM)

    An affectionate and sensitive person will find it intolerable to relate with a highly egoistic person, unfeeling and insensitive! Once his real nature is revealed, it is so hard to compromise with him. So one recoils from that person and trains himself/ herself to become cold and indifferent though it is done at the cost of severe internal bleeding! Your pain and indignation are powerfully articulated! A 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (4/26/2015 3:55:00 PM)

    This whole poem goes by in one powerfully packed sentence, which fuses so many events into a single gesture of
    compassion. Imagination guided into the interior of a man of stone, who is so self-possessed he appears to live without any emotional attachment. But your journey into his interior show the emotional cost of such a stance. It's cold, barren, painful inside him, where beautiful memories or hopeful desires should bring their blessings. This literally a Poem of Compassion which means simply to suffer with someone. Reading this poem could be the saving grace for such a man!
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  • Elena Sandu (4/19/2015 8:16:00 PM)

    Gorgeous pen, touching poem, thank you for sharing, a great read, I think it is not easy at all to keep a warm heart despite of being treated with indifference. Hat off to you dear Simone! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2010 6:06:00 AM)

    you have a way with words flows like a gentle summer breeze thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    your heart is here in this poem.. magnificently done..bravo (Report)Reply

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  • (10/30/2008 12:36:00 AM)

    a feminine poem, but lovely,10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/17/2008 4:40:00 PM)

    10 for this amazing composition. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/14/2008 1:22:00 AM)

    I like ur style of writing, there is a profound imagery that is simply beautiful despite the 'heartlessness' felt (Report)Reply

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  • (11/28/2005 4:32:00 AM)

    At first look, this seems to be very bitter essay. On second read, it is about survival and optimism. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/5/2005 11:33:00 AM)

    I think you make your point well, as it.
    The pain is articulate and comes through loud and clear.
    and this is a near-universal feeling, I mean most have had it one time or other.
    There's one line where you use 'will' instead of 'would'. Shouldn't the tenses of all the verbs should agree.
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  • (8/5/2005 10:51:00 AM)

    a heartfelt and good poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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