Joanna Hamilton

Rookie (29 Oct.1991)

Until My Heart Dies - Poem by Joanna Hamilton

I want to be remembered
Long after I’m gone
Not as a student
A philosopher, or a writer…

I want to be understood
Long after I’m gone
Not as a child,
A woman, or a soldier…

I want to be loved
Long after I’m gone
Not as a daughter,
A sister, or a mother…

I want to be an artist of words
A person operating under the guise
Of insanity
And loved simply for having existed

If I cannot have any of this
Then I will give it
All to you

Every memory I possess
Every moment of comprehension
Every lover ever known
Will be in honor of you

For you never saw
What I became
You never became
What you saw in yourself

I will do all this for you
My heart dies.

Comments about Until My Heart Dies by Joanna Hamilton

  • (5/7/2010 12:10:00 AM)

    The second half of this poem is gut-wrenchingly beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • (4/26/2010 12:13:00 AM)

    Continue to fill my head with heart felt poems and watch your comments grow. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 25, 2010

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