Heirloom



You've held my heart in your hands
Many times
And yet you've never known it
You treat a person's heart
Better than an heirloom
Not handle with care
But stroke gently with caring

About this poem

This is about the 1st soul mate in my life. But I was already married at the time.. And so could not cross the line...

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Submitted by oldoccpu on September 02, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

Will Martin

Writing and reading poetry for over 50 years. 2 chap books/vanity presses sold or given away. The 2nd book has original pencil art to accompany each poem. more…

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2 Comments
  • teril
    It is a gift to feel such a beautiful love, even when it is out of reach.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Thoughtful title to a thoughtful poem.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • oldoccpu
      Thank you. Sadly.. It was an unrequieted love...
      LikeReply 12 years ago
    • Soulwriter
      :(
      LikeReply2 years ago

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