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Heart in Chains With No Key to Set it Free

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Time in chains then life begins with hopes the light soon will appear...

Time in chains then life begins with hopes the light soon will appear...

Heart in Chains with No key to Set it Free

When you’ve held love in your hands for a second chance
And you knew it was for real but the magic fades from the falseness of a man

You tried with all your might to sing the melodies to nobody
That makes the emotions run high and the feelings of melancholy

Love Fades but the Pain Stains

You see, I let someone back into my life with no regards
I fell for the sweet embrace, fell on my face with no traceable scars

For they are hidden deep within, chaining them up where the darkness is cool
Nothing hurts there and that’s simply fine, I'd rather be numb and subdued

Tears dry up when there are no more to cry...

Tears dry up when there are no more to cry...

Somethings wrong with me?

I once wrote how love is an emotion, you can’t fall in love or drown in the pain it throws your way
Then somethings go wrong, where you didn’t know what you did or why things turn into pain

My pain will be a lesson learned not to give so freely a love that doesn’t cast a shadow that hid in reality
One wears the masks while pretending it's you that goes headfirst in the guillotine

The Ace is played and the Joker Wins

While the one who played the joker and the jack masquerades as the ace
Oh, my time is weary and playing the fool at the peak of a mountain
here it wouldn’t hurt one to mysteriously fall surrounded by the mist in the clouds

Time does heal wounds; time is time to remind us that love still exists within us in a nowhere land
Where the pain Is drained and dried and kept in safety chains
It will be an awfully long time before I give the key to my heart again

© 2020 Donna Rayne


Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on March 04, 2020:

Thank you very much, Brenda! I appreciate that.

Have a lovely day,

Donna Rayne

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 03, 2020:

These are so heartfelt.

Many can relate to your words.

Great writing.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on March 03, 2020:

Hello, Jesus saved me from the mess I had gotten myself into and I am forever grateful! Thank you for your kind words, Margaret and Peggy!


Donna Rayne

Margaret Pan from Athens on March 03, 2020:

Such a touching poem! May you heal your wounds with time.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2020:

So very sorry that you had to endure this kind of pain. There are good people out there. Someday I hope that you meet one of them who will push these memories far into the recesses of your mind and where love and joy will reign supreme.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on January 10, 2020:

Thank you kindly, Elijah.

All my best,

Donna Rayne

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on January 10, 2020:

Thank you again, Ms. Dora, your words are soothing to the soul and comforting to the heart!

May the Lord bless you always,

Donna Rayne

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 10, 2020:

It happens. No matter how careful we try to be, evil finds its way into our path. It's not our fault so we shouldn't blame ourselves. Our duty is to continue being the best for our own sake. Our hearts belong to us, first.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on January 05, 2020:

The price for wisdom is NOT TO FOLLOW the instructions of those in charge but explore for yourself even if punishment is likely to follow. Instructors were SCHOOLED to follow instructions and impose them on everyone else. By experiencing the "right and wrong" of everything we will discover there is always a time when "wrong" is the proper course and "right" is the incorrect course.

The reason I know is I have b sen punished for doing the right thing many times because an instructor or parent disagreed with my activity. Everyone I know of opposed my forsaking my wife, job, and comforts of this world for Jesus' instructions as said in John 3:3-8, Matthew 6:24-34, 8:20, 19:29 and 28:19-20 plus many in the other gospels. Believing in what you feel is to love yourself and the instructor in WISDOM.

Thank you for accepting my findings through experience rather than through other man's instructions.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on January 04, 2020:

Dear Elijah, I respect your wisdom and tenderness. Thank you for helping me and I appreciate you, my friend.

Blessings always,

Donna Rayne

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on January 04, 2020:

Thank you, Ms. Pamela, for all your heartfelt words that soothed my heart so gently. I appreciate you, thank you!

Many blessings to you,

Donna Rayne

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on January 04, 2020:

Donna, The VERY thing that chain up our hearts is the key to set it free. That key is to love unconditionally.

Because of miss-instructions from our parents concerning love we allow our hearts to be chained by it. Once we love ourselves no matter what we do we will love others the same way and their actions will not leave us bound in misery.

They ere all well said, thanks for sharing them.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 04, 2020:

Your pain will fade with time and you probaby not trust easily for quite a while. However, live today and enjoy the little good things in life. Your poem certainly reflects your pain but don't beat yourself up for any choice you made as we all make mistakes or sometimes trust the wrong person.

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