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As Desperate As We Are

Has any heart
been turned
completely to stone?
Green calls to us,
lushly.
It is full of rebirth
and forgiveness.

Our ears can’t shut
out the sound
of clement
waves.
We can’t turn off
the heart’s
eager beat.

As we get buried
under tons and tons
of dirt,
something in our limbs
still surges
with the instinct,

the living desire,

to claw our way
out.

As desperate
as we are,
as alive —

maybe we need
a little
help.

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Nice one! Has a tender touch of humanity to it especially as it turns towards the end.
I know you don't need an answer but yes we do need a help

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
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thanks, Rula!

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In my opinion only Your second line is strong I would use this as the first line and eliminate the first. Love your next line "green calls to us lushly"

thanks for your read and comments. I think you're right. it works better without the first line. good eye.

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