A Heart To Live, Not To Love, poetry by Ash Douglas at Spillwords.com

A Heart To Live, Not To Love

A Heart to Live, Not to Love

written by: Ash Douglas



Sometimes, I think my heart breaks without telling me
Like it’s trying to feel something it once did before
Though, if I allow myself to give in to its longing
I’ll go and break it even more

It aches me some days, ripping its way from my chest
reacting on account of fear
That it will never get a chance to love like that again
so it tries to remind me every time with a tear

Take those tears and fill the spaces love forgot,
for now…just keep me alive
I did my very best to repair us,
make it better, make that love survive

But, please…my pleading heart, leave me alone,
stop tugging at the strings of a father estranged
For I am done trying to convince you,
that it’s her heart…that will never change

Ash Douglas

Ash Douglas

Writing is a huge part of my life. I eat, sleep, and breathe it. I consider it not only my passion but also my therapy. I’ve collected a lot of paperback journals over the years, and while they have served their purpose in allowing me to collect my thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the world around me. I knew there’d come a day when it wouldn’t be enough, I knew I had to start sharing my work in the digital universe. Transcribe this world of ours through my eyes. One way I can do that is through my poetry.
Ash Douglas

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