Don't Use My Heart

Don't Use My Heart

A Poem by Lydia Jamison

Loneliness can drive desire
To strange new heights.
But I think for the first time,
I might have done something right.
So please,
Don't use my heart.

There is nothing wrong with
Wanting to run away and hide.
But I think that you have made
Me quite easy to find.
So please, oh please,
Don't use my heart.

Maybe this could be my chance
At a new start.
The only chance I'll ever have,
To not fall apart.
So please, just please,
Don't use my heart.

You can hold a flower in your hand,
Until it dries and wilts,
And when it crumbles, it is dead.
A thought that gives me chills.
Please, please, please,
Don't use my heart.

I see no one else in the world
Whenever you're around.
But when you start to speak,
I can't hear a sound.
Promise me,
Don't use my heart.

Maybe this could be my chance
At a new start.
The only chance I'll ever have,
To not fall apart.
So please, just please,
Don't use my heart.

No matter how hard I look,
Or how hard I try,
I can't come up with any reasons,
There are no reasons why.
Tell me,
Don't use my heart.

I've been at this so long,
All I feel is rage.
I've been in this state so long,
I'm stuck in a birdcage.
I hope you won't,
Don't use my heart.

Maybe this could be my chance
At a new start.
The only chance I'll ever have,
To not fall apart.
So please, just please,
Don't use my heart.

And if you ever get the chance
To let go of my heart,
Promise that you'll hold on tight,
You won't let me fall apart.
And I know that someday when I'm alone,
You will follow me into the dark.
You're my only hope,
So promise me,
Don't use my heart.

© 2010 Lydia Jamison



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it really shows the vulnerability you have when you begin a relationship hoping that he/she won't break your heart or like you said ( just don't use my heart) , good job

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow. Great work about the vulnerability we can feel in the beginning of a relationship. Love the repetition here.

Posted 7 Years Ago


i would say i like a special stanza, but i loved them all! this was a really great write! and the way you expressed the pleading in the writer's voice at the end of each stanza added an extra effect. great job!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I really liked this. I was especially fond of the ending. Good job on this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I like the 8th stanza and the tenth one! This is very good. Sometimes when you've been hurt for so long, you begin to put up a guard around yourself. it's brave opf you to want to let someone in and hope for the best. Great poem here! ver meaningful! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


"Loneliness can drive desire
To strange new heights."

Those words really grabbed my attention. I liked this poem a lot, especially since I can relate to it. Very sweet and sentimental.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Added on July 20, 2010
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Tags: love, hurt, birdcage, trust, hope, desire, poetry, poem, heart, lyrics

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Lydia Jamison
Lydia Jamison

Huntington Beach, CA



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