It seems I am long overdue to post some poetry! Unfortunately working hard at a job equates to slacking in other areas; and I haven’t written any poetry in a long time. But today that changes! I hope you all appreciate the following effort. Like all my work, it is nothing if not heartfelt; and it speaks of the rich and varied emotions we cannot help but experience as human beings. Enjoy.
The Curse of the Heart
I swear that I have never felt
More a curse than the human heart
When there are trials and passions spelt
It is no more whole but torn apart;
And filled with a raging ocean tide
Of fear and love most unconstrained
The wild wash dashes the calm inside
The heart does face to the storm in vain
But face it, it does, so resolute–
The human heart, a soul acute.
© Adair E. R. Jacobs, 2017