Heart Strings

It started gently,all of this
You walked right in,with so much ease
With simple words and light banter
Feeling like we’d known each other
Much longer. Maybe forever.
I knew your soul was beautiful.

It started slowly, and not by plan
Simple serendipity
You took hold just like a vine
And wrapped yourself around my heart.
You took root- an epiphyte.
We became something beautiful.

I became hooked. I couldn’t stop
Candy had turned into cocaine.
I needed you. I wanted you.
The thought of no you, bringing pain.
Your voice became Novocaine .
A destruction so beautiful.

It was self-harm, I hurt myself
So bad for me, and so perfect
My brain and heart were far apart
Blind to my self, I saw your heart
Cold and lonely,you psychopath
Your ugly was still beautiful.

I hated me for loving you
And yet,I still showed you my heart.
You laughed at me, you stabbed. You tore
I bled for you a little more
You consumed me, and I loved it
The pain was so damn beautiful.

The consummate puppeteer.
You found your way under my skin
Pushing me away, and drawing me in.
I’ve seen the light
You are a beast
So, how are you so beautiful?

Maybe someday I’ll have the strength
To throw my feelings in the air
I’ll turn my back on you and them
And pray they die of pure neglect
I’ll cut these strings and I’ll be free
To have a pain-free beautiful.



15 thoughts on “Heart Strings” by Miss Sarah (@tokuharash)

  1. This is a beautiful poem.

  2. Nice and cool too.

  3. BEAUTIFUL and very engaging. Anyone who’s ever been stuck in love would easily relate to this. Reading this, I pictured someone who was in an abusive relationship, but still couldn’t let go. The rhyme scheme really helped the ‘flow’ of the poem. I like.

  4. This is beautiful…
    There is something about a loving the wrong person that makes it harder to break free

  5. Oh, this is beautiful. This is a song! A sweet-bitter song skillfully played with the strings of the heart.

    Well done.

  6. Thank you,@khadijamuhammad and @ basittjamiu.

  7. Thanks,@jefsaraurmax. @ScarlettGarnett, I’m sure being stuck in love can drive someone insane. Don’t you think so too?

  8. @topazo, maybe the ‘lovee’ used jazz on the lover. @chemokopi, I wonder how many sing this song every day.

  9. My first thought was that this poem is about an abusive relationship or a one sided relationship. It is a beautiful and descriptive poem.

  10. @tokuharash, this was a beautifully expression of a not-so-beautiful situation. Well done.

    1. Thank you very much, @TolaO,@janefchiagozie, and @mcsnol .I appreciate your comments.

  11. #sigh, i know right? This is such a beautiful and emotional piece…i probably don’t have the most apt vocabulary to express how much i appreciate it though.

    “It was self-harm, I hurt myself
    So bad for me, and so perfect
    My brain and heart were far apart
    Blind to my self, I saw your heart
    Cold and lonely,you psychopath
    Your ugly was still beautiful.”

    This just might be my fave stanza. #sighagain. Generally, love scorned is one of the hardest things to bear…
    Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

  12. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

    Hmmmm, nice descriptive narration of a painful love affair! Love the poetic flow of your Heart String@tokuharash

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