Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ballad of the Broken

The walls you've built I understand -
You must've tried hard; built them by hand.
But I'll come a knockin' every once in a while,
For these legs won't last me another mile.

You used to shelter me from demons my own.
The smiles you gave, the care you've shown;
I did not deserve them, nor did I realise -
I'd need them so much as this heart slowly dies.

You've always wanted to know me better -
You waited patiently but alas I never
Walked in thru the door you kept open;
I watched as slowly it closed again.

I started on my way like I always have;
Tried to hide my guilt with a smile or a laugh.
And as it was it wasn't long before
I found I'd left my heart there at your door.

The ballads we've shared; each and every line -
I've kept them safe and many a time,
I read them again and for a while,
I'd remember how you always made me smile.

So if the light fades and it gets cold inside,
And you feel like taking a walk outside -
Open the door and you'll find me waiting;
And yes I'd promise I won't ever be leaving!


illusionaire said...

Very Balladic... :-)

Andy Varte said...

@illusionaire: Thank You. One of those things that just comes to you and you write it down in ten minutes flat. It must have been the Maggi I guess (?)

mesjay said...

Nice poem. Touches the heart without breaking it.

Anonymous said...

Liked the title.. nice to know you're back rhyming!

Andy Varte said...

@mesjay: Thank you. It usually happens that my heart gets broken without anyone touching it! :D

@blackestred: My thanks. I've started thinking of my next post, something other than rhymes. Keep you posted.

Mimihrahsel said...

i love it! i read it three times :-)

OpaHmar said...

She read it once through....don beliv her, she's jus trying to impress u...blah

Andy Varte said...

@Mimihrahsel & OpaHmar: Three times or not I'm glad you guys both stopped by.

zama said...

just another of ur technique to attract gals..i suppose..kidding...nice...

Andy Varte said...

@zama: Exactly! And thanks :D

ku2 said...


lalawmpuii said...

i van thiam em em ve a good, worth totally readin... very impressive.. keep it up

Andy Varte said...

@ku2: I'm guessing that's the reaction you got after seeing the size of my head? :D

@lalawmpuii: Thank you. Come by everynow and then. Updates are hard to come by but they do come! :D