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Woes of the Heart
by Phillip William Allen
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I'm sure we've all been here at one point in life.


Woes of the Heart
What has life now laid with destruction
upon the ground so near my feet
is it retaliation for juvenile behavior
payment for a due unknown
a punishment for crimes unobserved
rules and directions not followed
failure for denying truth
whispering second hand whispers
making comedy out of another’s plight
borrowing from trees of others labor
I cannot understand the reason why
Placed before me is such misery
dissolving into depths unknown
vanishing before both heart and soul
eyes scream what ones mouth can’t trumpet
tears flow from the depth of vision
heart pounds from this sudden loss
stomach hollowed beyond reason
sadness invades the soul
gaze peers towards clouded skies
searching for an obvious answer
none of ease are forthcoming
Body and ground fuse as one
no will to longer stand
drops of sadness meet with stone
stolen by the heat of the day
sobs burst forth from confinement
unknown shadow appears so near
questioning my condition
claiming I look worried to the bone
I turn to the face and say “hey mister”
“have you a dollar for another ice cream cone”
© 5-11-11
Phillip William Allen


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Reviewed by Andy Turner 5/17/2011
There are always consequences.
Still as erudite as ever.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/17/2011
...truly gripping poem, great work of emotions~
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/14/2011
Sending in the clowns...and the fat lady to sing...
for woes to be gone...feeling the sadness, with a
freezer full of ice cream! Please come by....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/13/2011
Compelling and emotive.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/11/2011
Very deeply moving and so true to life...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Joy Hale 5/11/2011
Your words of woe strike a deep chord in ones heart. Very well written; clever ending. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/11/2011
A Touching write and life can sometimes be filled with woes indeed Laura
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/11/2011
A familiar list of woes at any age. Believe me, I can sure relate!
An elegant twist at the end...
I have seen the crest-fallen face of a child when he discovered that he didn't have enough money for an ice cream cone and the generosity of the ice cream man as he gives it to him anyway.
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