Something's Missing

From your rib cage I was taken, at eternity’s wake
Your heart has been exposed ever since
Many have laid hold of its tenderness—taken it for granted
Abused, it now lays in waste
Barriers have been built…protective armor in place
Bitterness the same consistency as paste
So when you see me you can’t embrace me as the “rib” that I am
I appear to be just another beautiful sham


Though I know exactly where I fit…in you
I’ve been trying to squeeze into cages that I don't belong to
All of the friction left me bruised—feeling used
Yet something about this is different:
Safe, secure—like home


Here, past hurts don’t seem to matter
The brick walls begin to fall
Something pulsates in my chest
My mind can’t seem to rest
As the bitter thickness starts to thin
Something quivers from within
And I realize, I’m being held against your chest
In your embrace I rest
I’m home


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StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 12/21/2009 2:25:31 AM
PoeticPrincess your poetic wizardry shows here. I like how you end this too. Great job!

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