Love Poem: Ravaged Heart
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Written by: Jo Bien

Ravaged Heart

Creeping shadowed moonless night
across my heart has drawn
Curtained memories of the sight
these evenings once had known

How softly would the whispers get
when you steal into dreams
Fantasies that plague me yet
encroaching my heart’s engram

Leaves stiffly torn from the trees
from gale of bitt'rest wind
So the marks that you leave
to silently heal or rot within

The faceless heavens open wide
words torn from lover's lips
A ravaged heart with cure denied
voiceless echoing in an abyss

The tears of the cleansing rain
wash like a healing balm
And soak the crusted, acrid pain
to make the frenzied heart calm