The truth about a starving heart
You were born with a starving heart
one that if not fed will surely fall apart
crumble to pieces while you try to keep it beating
they say every ache disappears if you keep believing 
but you know the truth
about a starving heart
if you don't feed it soon, you'll be swallowed by the dark
but it always wants more it never stops eating
you live in fear of the day your starving heart quits beating
you count the seconds, hours and the days
because your heart has made you its slave
and while you're begging to be saved
everyone's gone to the battle lines 
they don't know the real enemy's inside
so now your being eaten alive
your starving heart finally quit beating
and you're laying on the floor bleeding
but you know the truth
that this is war
and you will be a slave no more
so you stand up, like the soldier you are
and when you feel your countless scars
they tell you that you've come so far
you've defeated darkness, fear, and pain
a starving heart is just the same
because you're a soldier strong and brave
so with a mighty battle cry
you dare to face the monster inside
because you know the truth
that this war
so you fight on through the storm
and on that day new life was born
a hope that shines brighter than the dark
underneath your scars you found a new heart 
one that beat to the rhythm of freedom and joy
so beautiful and strong no monster could destroy 
because you learned the truth 
you can't be defined
by your scars or battle lines
this is your story now
you'll show the world how
you defeated darkness, fear, and pain
and a starving heart just the same. 

Comments:
There are no messages yet
jazzkat53
Poetry
Free Verse
writing jazzkat53
Bookmark and Share

You must log in to rate.
Rating: 8.0/10

Synopsis
This poem is for a good friend who battles with an eating disorder and depression...she is one of my heroes for her beautiful strength and resilience and I thought her story,but more importantly her victory, deserved to be shared.
© 2014 WritingRoom.com, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
WRITING | POETRY WRITING | CREATIVE WRITING | WRITE A BOOK | WRITING CONTESTS | WRITING TIPS