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Edited by Aideen Devine, Monday, 6 Nov 2017, 22:32

Here's a little poem I wrote a while ago.  I'm not sure if I've finished it yet as poetry is something that seems to evolve.  I've called it The Vacated Heart but now that I look at it again it could just as easily be called Capitalism - a health warning!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

The Vacated Heart

A lonely wind


through the hollow chambers

of the now

vacated heart.

Fleshy forms that once pulsed 

with heat and passion

have petrified

into stony silence

and a body lies broken,

washed up, 

on the unforgiving

shore of life.

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Hi Aideen,

I read this poem first as one filled with the metaphorical language suited to the description/depiction of a broken heart.

On a second reading it has a more realist and tragic tone/interpretation to it, particularly in the last three lines. 

As regards Capitalism, I can see the poem's possible interpretation, for some, of the consequences of Capitalism, although I would not have thought of it myself in this way.

Interesting and thought-provoking.



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Thanks Joseph