There's A Story Behind Every Hard Heart

February 10, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


It’s the blackest heart that was burned the most,
It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.

The tortured cry of an old man came,
The wind carried sorrow and pain untamed.

I hated the sound of his labored breaths,
The regret that it invoked so close to death.

It’s the blackest heart that was burned the most,
It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.

He was dead even before the last feeble beat,
Of his heart that was struggling to make ends meet.

Caught up in the evil he had brought to his home,
The shame and the pain through his house did roam.

It’s the blackest heart that was burned the most,
It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.

Once young and bright, once hopeful and glad,
Now old and jaded, and painfully sad.

His life became ruin, his years became long,
He longed for the end that would cover the wrong.

It’s the blackest heart that was burned the mot,
It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.

The end was a mercy, the end was a gift,
The end came like angels, from an abysmal rift.

After stumbling and aching, and crying in fear,
Any love in his heart just disappeared.

It’s the blackest heart that was burned the most,
It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.


The author's comments:
It seems like people never stop to wonder why some people aren't all rainbows-and-butterflies. Behind every hard heart is a story of hurt...

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on Apr. 18 2013 at 10:57 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

you're a kind person :) you're feedback always means the world to me!

on Apr. 17 2013 at 6:56 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

Once again Jade, i'll tell ya. you are an amazing writer. you have captured the deep, dark, truthful, full-of-emotion, tone that i envy you for. if i could write like this, there wouldnt be enough paper in the world to hold the words needed to fufill my writing. keep up the absolutely stunning work:D

on Apr. 16 2013 at 6:12 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

LOL!! XD thanks for the feedback!

on Apr. 16 2013 at 1:52 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
60 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

omg i love this poem. my parents should read it - then maybe they would be nicer

on Feb. 25 2013 at 1:15 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

This was really good! Very Edgar Allan Poe. I like the deep dark tone and theme. :) Keep it up!

on Feb. 21 2013 at 10:40 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks:) you ah a gem

on Feb. 21 2013 at 7:29 pm
Anansesem BRONZE, Cave Spring, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?" ~Pablo Neruda

Nice rhythm. My favorite line is "It's the blackest heart that was burned the most."

on Feb. 16 2013 at 12:18 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thanks, that means a lot:)

on Feb. 16 2013 at 11:56 am
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
56 articles 0 photos 253 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

  Some of the words you use in this are just so perfect. I love the line in this that goes “It’s the hardened soul of a long-lost ghost.” Also, you are very good with your punctuation. It can often be so tricky to get right, but it comes across as very natural in your writing.

on Feb. 14 2013 at 10:21 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

But beautiful in its own way.

on Feb. 13 2013 at 6:35 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Yeah, kind of depressing, I know...

on Feb. 13 2013 at 2:19 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

It's sad and yet true but very well written...


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