Seven Heartaches

Seven Heartaches by Phil Burns

Seven Heartaches by Phil Burns

He sees the stars shine in the sky
The sun rising every morning
He wonders if he’ll forget her face
With every new day dawning

He hears the sounds of happiness
Laughter carried on the breeze
Dogs bark with joy at every sound
Birds sing in hedgerows and in trees

He doesn’t understand how this can be
Life goes on as intended
Has Mother Nature missed the point
Does she not know the world has ended

In one more week he heads on home
Seven dusks and seven daybreaks
One more week to think about the past
Seven nights and seven heartaches

He tastes her in his morning coffee
Sees her beauty floating in the park
To the music of his broken heart
Her shadow dances in the dark

And now he’s in another country
There is sunshine far far less rain
Time drifts on like clouds in forlorn sky
He hopes still for far less pain

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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18 Responses to Seven Heartaches

  1. Bonnie says:

    Only when the heart can walk through the fire, naked and raw can it truly feel amour.
    Don’t be fooled by an elephants tough dermis.

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  2. RoSy says:

    Oh the matters of the heart…
    If only it were easy to wish the heartaches away.

    Beautiful flow of emotions here.

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  3. emmylgant says:

    Marvelous if heart-breaking poem. I love ” He tastes her in his morning coffee” and “Time drifts on like clouds in forlorn sky”… just a sample of what moved me; there are more.
    Heureusement qu’il y a la Med pour te reconforter.
    .

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  4. Time and nature heals all, just not always the way we think it should be. Nice write

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  5. Al says:

    What a beautifully written heartbroken poem my friend.

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  6. Beautifully written my friend…. the heart has an amazing capacity to be bruised and battered, yet still find a way to love.

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  7. Sounds like you have a lucky girl back home 🙂

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