Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Place Your Heart Upon This Platter. - Poem by Alison Smith

Place your heart upon this platter
Let them all devour
Another broken promise
Cast upon the world
Ended now the dream

You trusted all and now you have
Opened the wounds of the past
Urgent calls will not be heard
Realize you are destroyed.

Hope can not be found now
Emotions are but wounds
Anger emerges high above
Reaching deep within
Taking all without care.

Urges of a new beginning
Ponder the ‘could be’s’
Offer a change of path
Nothing will be free.

Taste the juice
Hope its worth it
In the meal
Spoken pleasure.

Place your heart upon this platter
Let the dinners enjoy
Answers will not be there
Today you gave it away
Token players in the game
Emotions eaten by them all
Remember you put it there.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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