Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Let's Remove Your Rotten Heart - Poem by Mary Nagy

I'd like to tie a tourniquet
around your wounded heart
and watch until the blood
stops dripping
then I would cut away the mangled mass
of decaying vessels that hang
below the pulsing mound of life.

Perhaps then you could begin,
begin to feel, begin to love,
begin to live.

Comments about Let's Remove Your Rotten Heart by Mary Nagy

  • (5/28/2006 7:31:00 PM)

    Excellent title! Quite the grabber. I wouldn't want to make you mad, either...but hey, poets are supposed to have a 'streak'. :)

    This poem brought vampires to mind...which makes it all the more interesting.
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  • (5/3/2006 11:53:00 PM)

    Intense, Mary. Hope you don't cross my path, I'd be SO scared, lol. I'd vote a good number if you allowed it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2006 12:03:00 PM)

    I really like this, still loving and
    caring...It has such a different
    feel though to your recent work.
    A dark edge which i love.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Kindest Regards Slim. x.
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  • (3/26/2006 7:30:00 PM)

    Mary! it's a great surgery.............if the patient recovered? I like the humour which hides in the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2006 3:31:00 PM)

    Dear Mary, Something about this reminds me of the story of the ice Queen, I don't know, what do you think.Either way it's another poem packed with honesty and feeling.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (3/20/2006 6:22:00 PM)

    Stark images for intense kindness. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (3/20/2006 4:01:00 PM)

    This is gory glory Mary, a real hard heart rendering poem. Clearly gives a vision of a 'bleeding heart' very well described. A gutsy one. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2006 8:48:00 PM)

    Kind Mary with her box of band-aids who would fix the world, how tender hearted you are. But, baby girl, I finally figured this out. The one with a broken heart is the only one who can fix it. But this poem surely expresses the pain that you suffer when you love someone who hurts. Read my poem, 'I'll Cry - For you.'
    This poem is really good, and that 'stretching yourself' I told you to try is really paying off. You just get better! Scarlett
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  • (3/19/2006 6:18:00 PM)

    MARY! ! ! Hmmm. I like the 'urgency' of this poem. Good hearts are at a premium though. finding a replacement might take a while. Good write!
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  • (3/19/2006 5:51:00 PM)

    I know another who needs this emergency service. But if is performed will it make a difference to them? Good write Mary, very good.

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  • Brian Dorn (3/19/2006 5:28:00 PM)

    Wow... strong message... and very vivid. Awesome as usual.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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