She Has a World Weary Heart

Swan Pond

She has a world weary heart
Young but sublime
Old before its time
Broken at the start

On her soul is a scar
Tender to touch
Asked too much
Pushed too far

She thinks her life can’t last
Bowed in sorrow
Like there’s no tomorrow
And a bleak past

I wish I could take it away
With a touch I’d drain
All of her pain
And brighten her day

Turn away from the sad
Wipe away that tear
See more clear
Not all is bad

Won’t you listen, little one?
Leave the shadow
Chase a rainbow
And see the sun

She has a world weary heart
Her pain I feel
Yet she won’t heal
And it’s tearing me apart

An extreme contrast from yesterday’s poem ;)  Don’t worry, I’ll post a smile later today :)

30 thoughts on “She Has a World Weary Heart

  1. idiotwriter

    The cooment prompt says to express myself. I cannot out express this… sorry… ;)
    Your best. I think.. you may have tapped into something. The channels. The connected places. The.. I see things growing and happening as they always would in your writing and life.
    Though, if I could tell her one thing.. I would tell her to read this open, listen to its essence, breathe it in and remember a time when she was not so weary. And stand up, get strong, walk again.. and fly again across the sky… cos she, we, they.. were born to burn. As little as we all are.

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    1. idiotwriter

      And no.. I dont think it was written to me… :) it could have been .. that is the mark of great poetry.. when it speaks to us so clearly. That.. is the connection. THAT. Is why… all our lives… drum roll please…. ALL OUR lives, are a poetry. :D
      Thanks for all your encouragement.

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      1. trentpmcd Post author

        I understood that although you were using your symbolism that you knew it wasn’t you, or at least not all you. Yes, I think I’ve seen that phrase about lives and poetry before :)

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  3. Corina

    I think the train we can all relate so we’ll to this poem is that you’ve not only written it so well, but you’ve also written about things that are very universal, sadly.

    I have read this about five times in the past hour before I could actually comment. Wonderful job, Trent.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks for the comments, Corina. You’re right, it is too common. As I put in another comment, “Sometimes I say the world has more good people than bad, but I often believe that above all, even more are sad.”

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  4. Deb

    As I read your poem, I wanted to cry. It’s beautiful and it does speak to me. World weary heart. Yes. That’s definitely how I feel.
    Thanks for sharing it. May I repost it on my blog?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Deb. I’m sorry you feel way. hopefully it’s only occasionally and not all of the time! I wasn’t thinking of your blog’s name when I thought that phrase, but I can see a connection. Yes, I’d be honored if you re-posted it. :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sorry if you can identify so with the “she” of the poem… Actually, “she” is “them”, several people male and female, though mostly female, that have recently written about their pain in a way that I can feel it. Did you say something recently that might put you into that group, the “they” that is “she”? I’m not saying ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I just finished reading your post and I can tell! Sometimes I say the world has more good people than bad, but I often believe that above all, even more are sad! I hope there’s something out there to brighten your day, a word, a song, a photo, a smile…

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