Carvings On A Heart


Carvings On A Heart 

i x’d out all the carvings,
written on the bark –
my old rooted heart
rubbed my fingers;
indentions chiseled,
and throbbing,
even after all these years
the meaty muscle,
pumps along

i sewed an x,
upon each euphoric incise,
slowly sealed each tear –
my tiny thread and needle;
[would rather feel the prick,
lingering for all ages,
than have it leave; in an instant]
i cradled the pulsating organ,
watched it thump and pump;
thankful for its endurance,
grateful for some scars,
and lips able to smile –
x seems to always mark the spot
[that damned spot]


Hi everyone! I am bummed that I have not been able to make my rounds to read your blogs. I have had a couple of days with on and off episodes of vertigo. It always makes me nauseous and dizzy causing words to get jumbled and fuzzy in my head.

I am taking a break this weekend, but wanted to post this poem I had sitting in my drafts – I could not find the image that I had envisioned, but I did like this one so I used it. When I return I will comment back to those who have commented.

Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and I hope I feel better tomorrow … by this evening that would rock! 🙂

About mindretrofit8

Sharing the twistings, and musings that twirl in my mind. Hoping others can relate, or at least enjoy... To know more about me personally you can visit my website at Mind Retrofit.
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23 Responses to Carvings On A Heart

  1. Incredible poem! I hope you feel better soon and can just rest xo

  2. Katie Mia says:

    You have a beautiful heart
    Mind Retrofit;

    It’s more than soul…

    Vertigo WILL go away…
    I hope you feel better.

    • Thank you Katie Mia! (You remembered your name!)

      I am feeling a better, had a couple of spells this morning, but not as bad. The weather is being strange and the dramatic pressure differences does not do my balance well at all. At least, I can write comments back though, yay!

  3. words4jp says:

    This is very poignant. I hope you are feeling better – you are missed, but we want you feeling better – this is what is important!! 🙂

    • Thank you Kimberley!

      This poem floated around as a visual in my head for a little while and finally came out through words, but I sat on it trying to find the “right” image. I never did sometimes the words and emotions are are enough – I think. 🙂 I do feel a bit better and hope to get back to reading!

  4. prewitt1970 says:

    I’m sorry you’ve been unwell 😦 I hope the coming week brings some joy and peace to your racing mind.
    Send hugs and happy thoughts

  5. louiville says:

    Firstly sorry to hear about the vertigo spell and hop for speedy recovery. Secondly appreciate taking the time to write in the circumstances. Back to your work, this is a more dramatic write that hits hard from the beginning. Lovely descriptive words that add to the strong tone. Great piece.

    • Thank you louiville!

      I think this one was lurking deep within my veins – it felt like an entity of its own. Still in a bit of recovery, but feeling better. I appreciate the well wishes! 🙂

  6. Hope you feel better soon. I loved this poem and image. I like the strength in this one. it has such weight in the images.

    • Thank you Kimberly! After reading some of the comments, I felt more at ease not finding that “perfect” image. I think the one I chose was just write because it did not detract from the imagery of the words. I have not reread the poem with a clear mind (still a bit fuzzy) so I am sure that when I do I will feel naked and exposed, but good at the same time. I do enjoy when that happens even though it is a scary feeling. 🙂

  7. thankful for its endurance,
    grateful for some scars,
    and lips able to smile

    to this heart, a perfect ending,
    hopeful despite the wear and tear.

    {{{ h u g s }}} and *smiles*
    and wishing you a speedy recovery.

    • Thank you! I think your words add perfectly to the poem. We find hope despite all that is tattered and torn!

      “to this heart, a perfect ending,
      hopeful despite the wear and tear.”

      Just perfect!

  8. melanie says:

    magnifique… thanx for dropping by the new playground, my very best & tons of inspiration…
    cheers, Mélanie

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