A Fragile Glass Heart

A Fragile Glass Heart

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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I'm beginning to notice a repetitive theme in my writing. I apologize. Though I believe that speaks more about me than anything...

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A Fragile Glass heart

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 


Love is a gift we often break
Purposefully, or by mistake

Our intentions are often clouded
Is this the one, or am I broken hearted

Should I settle for something less
or am I deserving of the best

Is this something just to get me by
A shoulder needed when I cry

But intentions often vacillate 
Between moods of doubt we propagate 

The line of romance we blur
When selfishness and envy occur 

So fragile, yet strong the heart may be
When it yearns for love and company 

But know as true as your own
A restless heart is always alone 

© 2022 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
"You love me." My muse Cate said with a tinge of self assured arrogance. "What do you mean? I've never even said that word to you." I replied defiant, yet perturbed. "I can tell. It's written all over your face." She said in breathy voice akin to a film starlet back in the 40s. "Lies..." I countered as I ran to the bathroom to see for myself. And what I saw was one confused looking old man staring back in the mirror at me. Nothing defines love more than that look. Feel free to comment, troll, or leave best wishes. But...keep love out of it. Insincerely, CLE

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You wrote a very nice poem here and I enjoyed it.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind comment I really appreciate it.
I love this makes me think about little children . They love from an endless reserve.
If we're not careful a transition occurs
as we age and from a cupboard of lack people forget love cannot be contained. . Once the seed is watered it spreads and grows and there is always enough to go around.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

Children are the innocent versions of love. The purity and unconditional aspects of that emotion. T.. read more
Beautiful poem
Coming from an older woman as me we only love as much as we love ourselves
Going by experience here if we hate ourselves we hate the world and get far too clingy and dependant if we feel love or attraction but
If we learn to love ourselves warts and all we love more and can let go if it fails as we still have ourselves left
Stupid maybe but it’s taken me years
I did love your poem
Love does make the world go round or flat lol


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

As the writer I feel your words are poetic unto themselves and better illustrate the meaning behind .. read more
Here is a weird analogy to this wonderful and heartfelt poem.
Love is like a two-wheeled motorcycle with the lover holding the reins and the beloved hugging him for safety, both needing that balance. The faster it goes, the more likely the crash; the slower it goes, the more likely the enjoyment of the free road. Both are destined feel the power of the wind on their faces(provided no helmet is required). Ha...
You are a marvelous writer. I admire you style and honesty.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, my friend, for the kind and encouraging comment. Love is always a difficult subject to .. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

Your life. Your journey. Your choice. We are all novices in many ways. We all try to embrace and com.. read more
Wow! Just wow. I associate with so much of this. Such a beautiful work of art. I love the way you put your words forth. In such an upfront yet elegant manner.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Webster for your comment on this poem. I am so appreciative of your kind review of this p.. read more
Beautiful poem… heart can become the lightest and joyful, yet the heaviest torment there can be in the universe…

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you kindly Ioana for your comment on this poem. I have such a complicated relationship on the .. read more
Ioana Mihai

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for the lovely words, you are right, self love is something that me and maybe many more st.. read more
dear Carlos... it is amazing what many Artist sand Poets
have suffered through. It is important to know what our Contemporaries have endured. I have enjoyed reading your "Work" ... be blessed. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pat for the supportive words, as a fan of your art as well I truly appreciate it.
love is complicated; when
it comes to matters of the
heart we can become and
sometimes confused. we may
expect too much in fulfillment
of dreams coming true
Enjoyed read I n g

Nice work


Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Fran for your comment on this poem. For me love really is a difficult subject because eve.. read more
that line is so blurred now I don't think we understand that love is giving...without expecting in return.

Selfish does not a lover make...but a restless heart forever searching.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

I totally agree with you J. At one point I seriously contemplated whether to call this piece "Great .. read more
too many throw THAT WORD around like a snowball in hell
too often it is used as a tool of deceit that most often forces the other to respond such as obligation
it is a catch phrase that really means nothing
there are too many other words that could be used instead
bottom line; it is an endorphin response to pleasure or need
today's world certainly is not a great example of that deadly 4 letter word

other than that, this is another write that catches interest and brings an open door for interpretation

ok i'm putting my soapbox away

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

I enjoy reading your soapbox observations, Keith. Your insightful comments and art exude with hones.. read more
keith

1 Month Ago

ok ... you used the 4 letter word 3 times! HA!
but, it's all good
and,
YES, i h.. read more

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Added on May 20, 2022
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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

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