Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Heart of Stone"

The promise of forever died     
with a single call from you.     
Seems no matter how hard I tried,       
there was nothing I could do.     
Our clumsy steps fell out of sync     
before the dance had ended.     
I could only stare and blink     
when you felt so offended.     
I know my feelings grew too fast,    
that I scared you with my plans.     
You did not want our love to last,     
to get so quickly out of hand.     
I knew from the moment we met     
that you could destroy my heart.     
My determination was set—     
nothing would keep us apart.     
I counted on your affection     
being equal to my own.     
Now I know upon reflection     
that your heart is made of stone!   

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman


  1. Lovely. Something we have all experienced. hugs, pat

  2. I'm glad you liked this poem. Sometimes they just pop up out of nowhere!