Another heart poured out before the altar of sacrifices,
“Heart of stone,” I plead “beat again.”
So, out of my chest the heart fell too heavy on the ground and shattered.
With tears in eyes, slowly I went to console the fallen heart.
laid in pieces.
We had been through so much together,
A giddy gallop and a few skips over the edge was too far.
It was too far for this heart to travel.
I told my heart we could make it;
That the shadow of Love would be enough to restore the more that it so desired.
“This could be the answer,” I promised as we trekked along in the land of the dead.
And now here I stood beside my heart, crippled with fear,
For the first time in years I cried; my pitiful heart laying there alone on the ground.
I killed it.
I let it go hard and heavy in my chest,
Stenosed and useless to me.
No longer the vitality of my soul,
This heart believed the deception I thought was sustenance.
I cried for myself; my ribs no longer held in a heart.
Like an open cage, I had left my heart unprotected.
Hiding behind a wall
With a hole in my chest.
Staring at a heart that would never beat again.
Just as the blue began to tinge my naked finger tips, as my world slowly shook side
I wobbled to the only person I had ever seen in the land of the dead that wasn’t
But I couldn’t reach Him, I felt warmth radiate from His being but I new that I was
Once He came to me but I couldn’t look Him in the eyes for too long.
I was sure that He would never be back.
But, I sensed Him returning.
I sensed His warmth.
And there He stood, The One who died to the living to live with the dying.
“Those pieces are mine,” I argued as He stole my heart.
And for the first time I looked at the eyes of the man and
As I looked into His eyes I saw the reflection of my broken heart scattered across
the world like pieces of sand,
at that moment I saw the heart of the Creator.
Warmth surged to the tips of my fingers and toes,
the hole in my chest closed.
And my chest became a door.
A new door that I could open and close; a door with a constant knocking,
Lub dub lub dub
And every beat was the constancy of His yearning for me.
“Until we meet again, beloved.”