Pouring Hope On the Shadows of My Broken Heart

Pouring Hope On the Shadows of My Broken Heart

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Like a bird I breathed in time from the star of an evening filled with two shades of laughter.

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Like a bird I breathed in time
from the star of an evening
filled with two shades of laughter.
I wandered with an empty heart,
seeing faces
that frightened all the love
from the last time
those three little words
floated silently
into spaces
where nothing......
is sheltered.

Different images hold my head up
as if saying
all I ever wanted to be
can be found,
if I move my feet
instead of trying to tame all I look upon
and have become acquainted with.
Nothing smiles at the shadows
left by my broken heart
here on the sidewalk of
“Never Again, I Said.”

Should I pour colored hope
over what could have been a breath of time
and watch the light of the evening star
return warmth
to a water-painted canvas of laughter
we both can hear?
Allow my heart to be filled
with two shades of beauty
so those three little words
can float into spaces.......
held dear.

© 2012 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm



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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Can a poem simultaneously lift one out of despair and push them further down into it at the same time? I read the last stanza over and over, those three little words, so magical, the best any of us can hope to hear, but the memory of them can hurt so much when they are never to be heard again. Great work Neva.

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Drifting :)



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Exquisite!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Excellent piece of poetry!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


You always write from the heart Neva , this pours through mine

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Robin, so good to hear from you :)
This piece has so much power in it! The graceful words flow like a stream into the readers heart and I begin to fill the hope. Like rooting for a heroine to win, my hope becomes only for the poet who created such a masterpiece from the heart!
Re~reading a piece brings more clarity sometimes depending on when it is placed in your path again. You inspire my friend:)

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Priscilla :)
Priscilla Sayers

5 Years Ago

My Pleasure!
Melancholy and hope resonate in this work for me. "...three little words floated into spaces where nothing... is sheltered."

They are the words we long to fill the crevices of our soul with aren't they? But they can do so much damage.

Powerful things are like that I guess. Enjoyed the read hon. :)

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you my sweet friend :) XX
Hope...Shadows...Broken heart...
So melancholy and yet hope
truly could prevail.. Just beautiful
Neva xo

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Dream Weaver xoxo
Dream Weaver

5 Years Ago

Always welcome sweetie :)
Can a poem simultaneously lift one out of despair and push them further down into it at the same time? I read the last stanza over and over, those three little words, so magical, the best any of us can hope to hear, but the memory of them can hurt so much when they are never to be heard again. Great work Neva.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Drifting :)
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Kes
This is amazing. The emotions this evokes are so sad, but maybe a little hopeful - and the imagery reinforces it all so beautifully.
Great write!
K

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Kes: )
Sweet piece of work!

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Kenneth :)
As always your work has touched me. This poem made me wonder which road I should take: Faith in a higher power or secular humanism. What stunner.

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

5 Years Ago

Thank you Zeitgist:)

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