Bleeding Is No Kill

Bleeding Is No Kill

A Poem by Devons


It breaks but isn't broken
It sinks but doesn't drown
the damage often spoken
the pain, a different sound.

It beats but doesn't batter
It flies but has no wings
the mind succumbs to matter
where the angel flutter sings.

It cracks but doesn't crumble
It lives but always dies
love is just a fumble
grasping through the lies.

It wins but always loses
It stops but often starts
at the shocks and many bruises
of the sum of many parts.

It's lost but never leaves
It's dead but doesn't die
magic in how it breathes
tragic now its sigh.

Full of blood, it bleeds
Yet the bleeding is no kill
Its endless needs it feeds
the bending to its will.

But it's just another piece
in the function of the whole
This heart will one day cease
but never seize the soul.




© 2015 Devons



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"Bleeding is no kill" The title alone is brilliant. The simplification of grammar and word structure follows the tenets of "less is more"... even more so you as the writer knows less is often more work. You found the depth of each line extracting only the perfect moments. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

It's interesting that so many people are drawn to this poem more than others, so perhaps the title d.. read more
The heart, the spiritual and physical construct of our being, both so closely wove as to be quite inseparable, though often we wish it were not so.

Without it we die, yet with it, we die so many 'little deaths'.

Really enjoyed this, the pace and rhythm is flawless.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

To be praised by those I praise is always the most gratifying. Thank you, Beccy.
A mesmerizing piece culminating with a beautiful crescendo.....soft cadence throughout building to a passionate ending. A stunning ink.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

I bow and colour modestly at such praise. Thank you :)
I love it!The first line is captivating," It breaks but isn't broken" you are absolutely right. You can already caught an attention with those words. Awesome work :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

Wondrous, thank you!
I enjoyed the complete poem. Filled with direct and honest thoughts.
"Full of blood, it bleeds
Yet the bleeding is no kill
Its endless needs it feeds
the bending to its will."
You took the reader in and you held them. I liked the above lines. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

It must be something about the title - this poem seems to draw the most interest.
Thanks ver.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome. Good titles do draw the readers.
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Sky
I like the way you had expressed the feelings in the lines. Sometimes we are really bleeding but its no kill...Great wrote!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

Yeah, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, isn't that it? But it hurts a lot, all the same.
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Sky

2 Years Ago

I agree you, yes it hurts a lot...
This is a really good read. I love how you were able to capture the image of a heart - and not just the physical - in this poem. Great work! I'm so glad I read this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

My cheeks colour in bashful appreciation. Thank you.
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dan
Devons, You have reviewed one of my writes so I am retuning the favor. The rhyme scheme in this write is regular and steady but never sounds forced, a natural flow. I tried to determine what IT was, and I thought that you were describing life. Instead it is describing the heart, the giver of life; so I get 10 points for being close. It is a very lovely write, and I am bookmarking your page so I can review more of your work at a later time. take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much indeed, sir. You shall be my friend. Actually, it was written straight for a con.. read more
This is a very powerful poem and an extremely well written one. I especially like the lines "it cracks but doesn't crumble, it lives but never dies."

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

Many thanks for your epicness.
Hi Devon,

Another interesting piece and a powerful observation on Man's heart. Yes, it gets battered about quite a bit, and it survives with resilience. There is a end, though, tragic as that seems to us.

Another thoughtful piece.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 2 Years Ago


Devons

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much again, sir. I bow in gratitude.

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