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The heart in this body
21Jun2017
article by
Amanda Kelley Corbin
Poem
4

bearing children
bearing scars
bearing pain
bearing bad news  

Today I’ve borne about all I can stand.  

One thing pulls at my heart
while another pushes on my chest.  

Bear with me, it’s all
more than I can bear right now.


4 responses to “The heart in this body”

  1. HB Elam says:

    Wonderful piece

  2. Jim Lally says:

    The “Bear” truth

  3. Mary Owens says:

    We’re hearing you, and supporting you. Some of us have been there and feel that it’s worth the struggle to come out the other side.

    And not only that–you wrote a good poem. :*)

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