The Defeated Heart

The Defeated Heart

A Poem by Dominik D. Ravens
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Emotionally beaten.

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He pulled the flesh--
moth-eaten skin,
thin broken bones,
swollen heartache.
He closed his eyes--
unholy doors,
hallow stone tombs,
phantom mourners.
He made a scar--
weepy river,
maple branches,
cracks in the walls.
He held his tongue--
bloody prayers,
gnawing sadness,
kneeling defeat.
He kept the tears--
absinthe rainfall,
silver starlight,
bleeding dreamscape.
She drowned her heart--
rotten coffin,
bitter hymnal,
darkened chamber.

© 2022 Dominik D. Ravens


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Very interesting piece Dominik. tight rhythm, well-chosen line breaks, and enjambment of images. Metaphors I particularly enjoyed: moth-eaten skin/thin broken bones...great image for love weary.
the idea of a scar as weeping river, maple branches cracks in the wall
bleeding dreamscape

will definitely be back to see what else you are up to
Ken

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Very interesting piece Dominik. tight rhythm, well-chosen line breaks, and enjambment of images. Metaphors I particularly enjoyed: moth-eaten skin/thin broken bones...great image for love weary.
the idea of a scar as weeping river, maple branches cracks in the wall
bleeding dreamscape

will definitely be back to see what else you are up to
Ken

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on October 8, 2022
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Tags: poem, poetry, thoughts, sad, heartache, love, death, sadness, broken

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Dominik D. Ravens
Dominik D. Ravens

Montreal, Quebec, Canada



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I'm an English Literature major looking to share some of my work with the world and gain a bit of experience. I enjoy poetry, fiction, horror, drama, tragedy, and many other genres. I'm hoping to writ.. more..

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