Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inside Each Heart


Inside each heart, there is a victim who
   Is waiting for someone who knows the wrong
Button to push, to make you gladly do
   A slow dance to a self-destructive song.
Inside that victim is the strength to say
   “No more!”—but weakness binds you to your pains—
The courage to stand up and disobey
   Knee-capped by fear of living without chains.
Inside us all is something that finds joy
   In our unhappiness—that fills our dreams
With emptiness—that plays us like a toy
   And glorifies a passion that blasphemes.
      “That’s you, not me!”  I hear you proudly say.
      But all that means is, it’s not you today.


Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells

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