Regrets before Death | Poetry Remix No. 25

Even hearts of gold have regrets before death.
Because that’s what I have – a heart of gold.
But lately, this heart’s been numb as the rest.
But lately, this heart has been getting old.

But I press on and on and on and on.
On and on and on but not getting done.
Will I stop when my heart gets cold and numb?
Or will I just press on and on and on?

Regrets Before death
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Like a blind fire,
my rage burns on and burns on
and it’s more and more.

Regrets before dying
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And the fire gets more and more and more,
But my eyes always stay sealed, shut tight.
It gets more but doesn’t feel real.
And I’ll break your heart of glass,
break this heart of glass.
Only regrets
will remain
before
death.

Regrets before death
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Don’t let it happen to you, too.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com/writingwithstrangers, 2019, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

The Stage of My Life | Sonnet Remix No. 21

This is the stage of my life – here and now.
But you are the star of my performance.
I have to engage but I don’t know how.
Yet your blood in my veins feels enormous.

Your breathe gives new life to my dead spirit.
It pulls me up to face this hurricane.
My vision’s changed; I no longer fear it –
The thought of being consumed by the pain.

When the storms come, I feel a holy wrath.
A determination to stand for You.
I’ll flatten anything blocking my path.
I’m ready to take on what will ensue.

But sweat runs heavy, adrenaline fades.
And I’m pulled down by relentless burdens.
I just don’t want to do this anymore
if I was honest and just told the truth.

It’s not easy to walk this road I choose.
But when I’ve already won, I won’t lose.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com/writingwithstrangers, 2019, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.