The Heart Only Knows Defeat

The Heart Only Knows Defeat

A Poem by Sweet & Tender Hooligan
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Human spirit endures and prevails even though sometimes some of our actions can seem inhuman.

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Stars appear and reappear
like tears upon atlases and calendars.

Buried deep in the hearts darkest chambers,
hate is all that sets us apart from shadows.
True voice can be found in the depth of struggle,
the heart only knows defeat but keeps fighting.

The moon cradled by cloud
binds the broken face of time.

Struggling to breathe in this decade.
All my hope as cowered into a vulgar reflection,
silently my braver silhouette shys away.

There's a crack in the mirror
that mirrors you, mirroring me.
He mirrors her, she mirrors him.
You're what keeps me alive,
you're what kills me.
We're what destroys the world.

Human error is human truth.
The heart can only be found in the dark,
learn to blend in if you want to be treated human.



© 2010 Sweet & Tender Hooligan



Author's Note

Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Don't take things as their said
love and truth are not always real.
Waiting for answers brings more questions.

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Good job. Your titles really sound like those poems that you hear in an english class and we all say, "Ugh not again...." but then we read it and we all secretly like it. Good job on this one. Ending the poem with the picture helped keep the entire intention secret until the very last second -- nice technique. I also liked the way you spaced your stanzas.
PBP

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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This is beautiful. I believe I've said this before, but I really do love your work. Its always so rich and full, never "simple", yet always easy to understand.

I loved this line: "True voice can be found in the depth of struggle,
the heart only knows defeat but keeps fighting."

and this one: "Struggling to breathe in this decade.
All my hope as cowered into a vulgar reflection,
silently my braver silhouette shys away."

Amazing work and so very true.


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good job. Your titles really sound like those poems that you hear in an english class and we all say, "Ugh not again...." but then we read it and we all secretly like it. Good job on this one. Ending the poem with the picture helped keep the entire intention secret until the very last second -- nice technique. I also liked the way you spaced your stanzas.
PBP

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I love this! EXCELLENT write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is so cool!
A great poem love, truly!
I love the philosophical quality to this one, the world is not perfect! Shattered refelcetions sometimes bring out truths!
Wonderful work
xx

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the heart's truth

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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this is a dismal view of the world today...beautifully phrased and with real thought into your words..I disagree with lots here!!! But that's what I love about it...gets the mind working and the heart beating...great write

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you thread the human heart through the pieces of us all with poignant accuracy~ vere relatable~

Posted 7 Years Ago


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There's a crack in the mirror
that mirrors you, mirroring me.
He mirrors her, she mirrors him.
You're what keeps me alive,
you're what kills me.
We're what destroys the world.

I-So loved these words here, This is one amazing write.
I like this alot.


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Human error is human truth." Thats beautiful.
The picture completely describes the poem.
Beautiful write =)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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this was kinda goth and dark...
you wrote it with passion I guess....This was deep and have some hidden meanings behind some words...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: hope, heart, human, spirit, struggle, fight, defeat, endure, time, reflect, shadows, voice, real

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Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Sweet & Tender Hooligan

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom



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I'm Russell from Wales. I've been writing for many years. Writing is important to me and its my only reason for being on this site. I like to take my time on my poems and I hope to keep learning an.. more..

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