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Heart Murmur

December 22, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Does my heart beat like yours?

The doctor wouldn’t tell me.

I swore I heard a murmur,

a hole beneath the swelling.

Am I alright, Mother?

Will the hole heal someday?

Will I be able to love?

Am I truly okay?

They tell me it’s gone now,

but a piece of me is missing.

My blood pours out,

I can hear it hissing.

So tell me;

Does my heart beat like yours?

Are you waiting for something,

Searching on the shores?


The author's comments:

When I was a baby, I had a heart murmur, which is like having a hole in your heart. It went away within a month, but I still feel like it's their, like I haven't been made entirely whole just yet.


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on Dec. 31 2014 at 6:22 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Haha! i love that feeling thanks for cheking this out!!

on Dec. 31 2014 at 3:48 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Incredible poem, Liv :) I think you've beautifully captured the thoughts of one who believes their heart may not be entirely whole. I especially loved the repeated line, "does my heart beat like yours?" and I'm not exactly sure why haha it just strikes me for some reason, it makes me feel something deep...but I can't quite place what the feeling is :/ I don't know how you did that, Liv, but thank you :)

on Dec. 30 2014 at 5:36 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks Emily :) I must say that I couldn't write if it weren't for the wonderful people in the world like you ^_^

on Dec. 28 2014 at 2:21 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Oh, my gosh. This is absolutely, beautiful. Liv., you never fail to amaze me with your poems. You're so strong, so honest and vulnerable in your own words that it's beautiful. The emotion, the feelings, it just is beautiful. I can honestly say that I can connect to this a lot. I can connect to this feeling a lot, haha. All I can say that your poem is absolutely, beautiful that lol, that I'm basically repeating myself. For that I apologize, haha. But you have me in awe, Liv. because you have so much talent and greatness and light and beauty; and so much more. You are a beautiful and amazing and talented and wonderful person writer, and I say this with happiness because 'tis true. It's just so true. :) Thank you, so much, my friend. Thank you for sharing this. Thank you. I always look forward to reading more of your work. :)


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