I keep you

deep in my heart

you waltzed in

curled up

and never left

ever so often

I find myself hiding you

in my poetry

yes – I do keep you

deep in my heart



For dVerse Poets Pub where Grace is hosting and the prompt is body parts as metaphors To read or join in go here

Shapes & Heart


mid october day
shapes of gray patches fill sky
a touch of the blues

memories looming like clouds
this dear heart of mine – aching

Pat R


For Silver Threading Tanka Tuesday Challenge




The Heart


The Heart

You know this is a mistake

You know this man is no good for you

You are again on the verge of losing yourself

Why does the heart not follow where the mind leads?

This question put to me by a friend today

Greater minds than yours or mine have pondered this question my friend

The heart and the mind are just Asynchronous

There is nothing to be done

Old loves should give birth to wiser hearts

Being of sound mind you can decipher the sense from the nonsense.

But there is always the heart

It wants what it wants

We are just along for the ride