Only the Restless Heart Can Answer

Posted: May 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Tired of overcompensating for caution’s sake
he became reckless possibly to prove something to himself.

Ran blindly into razor wire fell down bled out tried to limp away
stripped bare daring the sun to scald.

When men came with clubs and guns he stood naked before them
and already cured like leather he toughed it out.

He felt brave but mostly lucky and when he was old he became afraid
that courage had cost him.

He paid in full for the wisdom of experience
fought the idea that heaven is the answer to our fury.

If there is truth in madness what hope is there in sanity
only the reckless heart can answer.

Comments
  1. Franklin Abbott says:

    already cured like leather he toughed it out. — this line made me smile

    Like

  2. especially like this…
    If there is truth in madness what hope is there in sanity

    Like

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