An Artist’s Notes
A broken heart is a poet’s pen
with crimson shade of ink,
billowed wounded thoughts that flow
gives a reader pause to think.
Teardrops on canvas
is an artist’s palette paint
with every stroke as a story line
from sinner to halo’d saint.
Mournful notes on paper
writes the composer’s bleeding soul;
symphonic strains to a tended ear
can be a somber bell that tolls.
Expression comes in many ways.
Oh form of painful spurt,
like a nerve that is wonderful
until it starts to hurt.
Some broken branches on the tree
are stories never told
of heartache that’s a shadow cast
in the life we sculpt and mold.
Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.