Oye Kaleb

Keep Your Heart - Poem by Oye Kaleb

Tears that pain
Are not those from the eyes
But those from the heart

Pain that kills
Are not those inflicted on the skin
But on the heart

Regrets that last
Are not those without remedies
But those we knew we could have prevented

Hate that kills
Is one bore from love
For someone we valued

Of the utmost, keep your heart
They direct your part
Know the lover that beholds your heart
For it is the mystery that keeps you alive.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A friend was heartbroken!

Comments about Keep Your Heart by Oye Kaleb

  • Heather Wilkins (9/1/2013 9:24:00 PM)

    a good write the pain inflicted is on the heart (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/1/2013 9:23:00 PM)

    pain that kills are not those inflicted on the skin but n the heart so true a very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (9/1/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    mystery keep us alive, I like it. good poem. go on.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 2, 2013

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