The Heart Beats With a Different Rhythm for a While

The heart beats with a different rhythm for a while.

What filled the head with hope and dreams just yesterday,

Has changed, in a flash of fire, to confusing gray,

Expectation is swallowed in confining fog

And tears distort everything but persistent sorrow.

While this, in time, will pass,

The memory will stay.

The way forward is, for a while, more guarded,

Until the rhythm of the heart’s restored.

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About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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