The Heart’s Condition (poem by me)

High school sweetheart, how hard I fell for you—
thanks to the red long stem roses you sent,
and promises of forever to be true,
I surrendered my heart—one hundred percent,
How hard it was to hear you found someone new,
And the breakup stirred an inner torment,
Men and women so often tear apart,
but the pain is worse on an unguarded heart.

Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life. —Proverbs 4:23

© 2016 Kim Bond

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