Resurrection of the Heart

She swore her life was over,
left low by each lethal lie.
He had sworn true love forever,
how had forever passed her by?

Defeated, dead, dejected,
she crumpled to the ground.
First a wail, then whimper,
then silence saddest sound.

An empty echo filled the space
on his side of the double bed.
By ghosts her heart haunted –
spectres of sweet nothing’s said.

She shambled amongst the living,
let out only occasional groan.
It’s hard hearing happy couples
when you’re abandoned all alone.

It was then that I saw her,
hiding beauty beneath her pain.
Our eyes encountered enchanted,
bewitched begged believe again.

How many volts will it take
to restart a broken heart?
First kiss was electrifying;
pretty perfect place to start.

A rose flush found her cheeks,
a light lit her hazel eyes.
Her heart heals, holding hands
as our new love let her rise.

Months mend her heart happily,
build beautifully to a year.
If home is where the heart is
then my home must be right here.

Will we swear to love forever?
Well, will we one day be wed?
A ring on her finger shimmers;
looks like love resurrects the dead.

Copyright Β© 2016 Philip Craddock. All rights reserved.


28 thoughts on “Resurrection of the Heart

    1. Thank you for your feedback. πŸ™‚ Wasn’t certain due to the close proximity of “restart” to “start” in that stanza.

      Toying with solving that by changing the final line of that stanza to “each kiss afterwards played its part” instead. What do you think?

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      1. I like it as it is ‘pretty perfect place to start. Very simple and yet conveys a strong message about that first kiss*which was the important kiss* this other phrase will deflect from the strength of the volt that came from the first kiss.

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  1. Reblogged this on sevenstarhalo and commented:
    Hello, all! Do give this blog a visit! πŸ™‚
    I would like to share that Philip was the first Blogger to follow me on WordPress and also happens to be a great friend, now. I feel proud to say that nice and honest people do exist, and distance does not matter. I am sharing this so that I can tell others that you can make great friends, too.

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      1. Good luck to you. πŸ™‚ Hope your site goes well.

        Regarding what you read from my site, you could do worse than checking out the more popular posts which have made their way to the chart on the Home Page.


    1. Thank you. πŸ™‚ Glad you like it. If you end up liking any of my other poems, I would appreciate it if you became a Follower of my site. As you like this one, I recommend “Sleeping Beauty & M.E” or “Falling For You” from the Top Posts chart on the home page of my site.


    1. Thank you for your feedback – I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚ If you like any of my other poems or short stories, I would be grateful if you were willing to Follow my site. I’m one short of my current target of 200 Followers. As you enjoyed this one, I recommend “Sleeping Beauty & M.E” or “Running Man: Love & Other Marathons” from the Top 10 chart on the front of my website.


  2. I really loved the way you took us through the Journey of Resurrecting the Heart. Wonderfully done!

    So many great lines and thoughts but I too must echo the thoughts of those who commented above. I loved the lines – “How many volts will it take to restart a broken heart?”. Loved the ending too. Kudos!!

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