"The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

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    How could you be so heartleeeeessss....OH!...how could you be so heartless?

    "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones

    If I feel then I am weak.
    If I don’t then I am strong.
    I’m not lonely...
    I’m just scared to be alone.

    If I feel then I am weak.
    If I don’t then I am strong.
    I’m not lonely...
    I’m just scared to be alone.

    If I let on...that I wasn’t soulless...
    that I was seeking solace in the midst of the solstice...
    and longing to be hosted by a genuine hostess....
    who would pamper my heart with ingenuous motives...

    I would’ve never approached this....

    Melancholy of the heartless ones....
    Melancholy of the heartless ones....

    If you never knew I was a heartless one...
    constantly in search of artless fun...
    keeping appearances...an Arctic Hun...
    there would still be holes in my soul...but...

    barring none.

    I’d keep moving forward...
    instead of marching...run...
    in to the open arms of a sparkling sun...
    emotional confetti...the harp has sung...

    and no signs that the dark has won...

    but what about the....

    Melancholy of the heartless ones....
    Melancholy of the heartless ones....

    But maybe you took my heart for fun...
    a smile and a wave...so artful done...
    so wild you behaved...a part of none...
    so vile a knave...I hark...you shun.

    So while I sing the praise of the darkness come...

    Maybe you should join...
    .
    .
    .
    .
    the melancholy....of the heartless ones.



    © 2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved

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    klassik commented on "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    01-06-2014

    Wow, amazing! .

    Mandi commented on "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    07-26-2011

    this poem actuall makes semse now keep ikt up!

    koumbi commented on "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    02-15-2011

    you touch the true essence of words. love your poem

    MalikPeterson

    02/16/2011

    why thank you...I am glad you enjoyed it!

    Noora92 commented on "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    02-11-2011

    I LOVE this! I like the last lines and the repetition of the first stanza! It's fulls of feelings. Great job :D

    MalikPeterson

    02/16/2011

    thank you much..so glad you stopped by!

    Mandi commented on "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones"

    09-15-2010

    Malik.... reading your titles tells nothing bout your poem, at first . Then, one goes ahead and read the poem. It provides the reader with the fullfiiment of high -level thinking.. Very deep thinking, Malik. It takes me several reads to get through it successfully. By successfully, I mean with any cognition of what one has just read. Thank you for challenging my thinking. EVen the vocabulary (melancholy) is above the average poet. I love that word.

    MalikPeterson

    09/19/2010

    Why thank you Mandi...I am glad I can give you something to think about...and I appreciate you coming through and spending some time with me :)

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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