The Change Of Heart

Funny how people can affect you

With the things they do or don’t do

Funny how inaction can wound you

As a spiteful word can wound too

Silence isn’t always golden

Withholding can also cause pain

The sunshine I held in my soul

Now dimmed by a cloud filled with rain

Blue skies now overcast

A strong wind blows a tumble weed

Across the horizon I strived towards

Shackled where I was once free

A heaviness has descended

Yet I know this too shall pass

But until it does I must bear its weight

And the ache it has brought, alas

I know not what has transpired

What poison has pierced my bliss

I’m as baffled as a girl could be

That my hopes have been dashed to bits

Buck up, I’m told, que cera cera

But it’s not as easy as that

For this is happening right now to me

And I can’t escape my heart

Which has taken a blow

As to why – I don’t know

But it’s beat is a thud in my chest

Irregular, stilted

I’m feeling wilted

Although I gave it my best

Onwards and upwards

Must go I

When the dust has settled

This thing called love

Sure is tough

A veritable test of my metal.