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Restless Heart
by T. William Phillips

Friday, July 30, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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From my novel by the same name


Sitting still, I feel my spirit grow weak.
Broken hearted, I live amongst the meek.
But I shall not inherit the Earth.
I’ve taken it already, as if mine, from birth.
I’ve traveled near, far, and in-between,
Not for money, duty, man, or queen.
I have lived to love and loved to live,
With a childish heart I too freely give.
But a heart that gives too often takes.
It becomes a thief of the love it makes.
I’m haunted by the faces of those I’ve left.
To those who gave all, I’m forever in debt.
Saint Christopher, still this traveler’s heart!
Give me silence and a steady beat!
Will there ever be rest in me
Or must this restlessness be my destiny?
Do hearts such as mine deserve peace
Or will happiness always be a distant reach?
We travelers, we wanderers,
We hopeless love squanderers,
We vagabonds, we vagrants,
We lonesome, nomadic pagans.
We who fly in the wind like dust,
We who for adventure lust,
We restless hearts with no end in sight,
We of endless starts, forever in strife.
We who drown with the masses in an unmoving pond,
And thrive only in lonely rivers moving far beyond.
The muscle in my chest dies if untested.
Damn my restless heart — and bless it.

Copyright 2010


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Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 9/14/2010
An outstanding poem, T, I like it a lot.
Reviewed by The Poetess 9/10/2010
Absolutely beautiful! I can relate to this very deeply as I live a similar life and have realized that all roads lead to. . .me.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/30/2010
Powerful yet gentle at the same have a wonderful use of happy to have found your work. Heartaches, heartbreaks,loneliness, restlessness...the list goes on...all parts of the human condition...but as for hopelessness...I learned long ago that there is always hope...sometimes we just need to look a bit harder to find that glimmer. Like this, very much.

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