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  If you see my Heart on EBay
by Lori S. Maynard
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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My heart haunts in its robes and chains
a mind miles and what-ifs away.
Constantly asking what life pertains to...
Were we meant to squander each day?

My heart weighs heavy as a ship beneath shore
begging to be discovered and gently raised.
But the water is dark and the chart unclear
who would seek a heart damaged and dazed?

My soul has been lost in a poker match
the winner grinning in a devilish roar.
I think that I saw it for sale, posted on ebay
the high bid was one dollar and nothing more.

My phone never rings and I never have mail
and friends have vanished on some unknown course.
Enemies have stayed closer than most shadows
Iíve cried so life has become hoarse.

So, if you find my soul listed on that auction site
take good care for it is still a good soul
it has made a few mistakes in this poetís life
but it has never went beyond my control.

And if you find my heart at the bottom of the well
treat it well for it is more than simply a ghost.
It can be polished beneath lifeís lackluster
and will serve as your comfort and as your host.

©June 8, 2004 Lori S. Maynard

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/19/2008
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/16/2004
Cahtartic write Lori. The worse tourture is negative thoughts when alone.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 6/16/2004
Very precious poetry. So often poetry has been the therapy that saves me. This sounds like that kind.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/15/2004
Sad Romantic Write,i.e. You Still Have Your Sanity, Your Health, You Just Wrote About It & Got It Off Your Chest_

You Must Learn To Be Alone,i.e. Your Soul Thrives On It As How You Find Your True Self!

Reviewed by jude forese 6/15/2004
great concept ... very well written ...
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/15/2004
Powerful emotions, well-expressed.

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/15/2004
I'll buy it Lori anytime !!
Great and amusing write from a soulful poet .

Peter Paton

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