Ripe For Heartbreak And Fresh To Hurt

So bare and naked lay my emotions.
Exposed and out in the open,
For you to abuse if you decided...
That to me you would do.

So ripe for heartbreak and fresh to hurt.
I've rehearsed my reaction,
If you begin to treat my affections...
As if they meant nothing but worthless dirt.

Agonized with visions of passionless love.
And awakening to feel touches of frozen pieces,
Left to never thaw.
I don't want us to experience this.
And I do not wish an attraction for it.

So bare and naked lay my emotions.
Exposed and out in the open,
For you to abuse if you decided...
That to me you would do.

So ripe for heartbreak and fresh to hurt.
I've rehearsed my reaction,
If you begin to treat my affections...
As if they meant nothing but worthless dirt.

And yes,
I confess...
I have fears to be near and held close,
By love.
Since being crushed by it,
Has left me to spin in doubt and disbelieve.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (3)

It was really good! I enjoyed the detail in the poem. Good Job
Very good, but if you dont mind checking out some of mine? It would be greatly appreciated. ~Monica Rose
I enjoyed reading this. Read some of my own? I would love to hear your opinions.