Caveat


Caution to Readers

My heart knows of despair,
my mind keenly perceives tragedy.
Lines I write speak of these many
black moments, these desolations.
And yet the light in my eyes remains,
for they recognize as well each silver
lining, each lesson to learn of failure,
each hope concealed in shadow:

it is the heart’s purpose to pump blood
out into the world, to bleed into life,
and it is also the heart’s purpose to pump
blood from the world into the flesh
that the flesh might recover, might heal,
might retain its ruddy resilience.

David M Pitchford
17 April 2009

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One thought on “Caveat

  1. If we didn’t feel the pain and know the ache, how would we differentiate when we wander across hope and joy. Yes, knowing less loneliness would be wonderful however acknowledging the cycle – the yin-yang – the balance is important; knowing we can survive it – essential.

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