On life and love … I guard my heart

I guard my heart within a moat of fears

where silent swans sail on my tears.

In that bleak castle of my mind

they my coward counsel keep,

for loving love and humankind

has opened sunless dungeons deep.

Immured in memories like moss;

dare I release the drawbridge chain

forged with those iron links of loss,

against a world of love and joy and pain;

and with it lower my defence.

If once more I give my heart

will my embattled spirit recompense

if death again tears it apart?

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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