Cardiac Muscle

June 27, 2010
My heart has the fragility of a balloon,
Flying high one minute,
It can deflate the next,
I do my best to protect this pump which brings me life,
A layer of muscle surrounds it,
Offering strength to endure obstacles,
A layer of smarts also protects,
By making sure I don’t fall for something,
Disguised as love,
Maybe one day I will recognize,
The layer of people,
Family and friends, who fight to keep safe my heart,
Guiding it towards the right path,
Maybe one day I will let my guard down,
And stop acting so strong all the time,
Maybe that time has come,
For my muscles and smarts,
To share this heavy burden,
With the gentle hands of love.

Join the Discussion

This article has 3 comments. Post your own now!

billlover420 said...
Oct. 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm
this is pice is very good
Danica said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm
This is really beautiful. It's very relatable and honest
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm
thanks so much!
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback