Oh Wretched Heart!

oh my heart!
my wretched heart!
filled with so much love to give
so ready to receive
too ready, perhaps!
bold, in love
forgiving to its own detriment
able to always see good
and yet, and yet…
this heart of mine!
sits alone
I lift it out to trust
I am betrayed!
you wretched thing!
will you never learn?!
and still, and still….
my weak heart!
my poor weak heart
to believe

tara caribou | ©2019

Read this and more in my poetry book, Four.

21 thoughts on “Oh Wretched Heart!

  1. I was so affected by this piece , its a feeling I have tried to put into words myself , but have never quite captured it . I love this piece it certainly for me rings true of every time i’ve trusted and been let down . Very well written.

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