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The Heart of Frankenstein's Monster

A Poem from Its Depths

By E.L. MartinPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
The Heart of Frankenstein's Monster
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Do you know about the calls I made

While your line was busy going on with charade?

Do you know about the tears I cried

After thinking I extended nothing more than a warm invite?

My heart was open, welcoming you in

Longing for more than just your chagrin.

Yet, you never could look past your pride

Of solely what you wanted or set it aside.

What is so wrong about the life I've made

That somehow by my living it you feel so betrayed?

Like Frankenstein's monster, you despise what you created

Thinking that against your very being I retaliated

I am not that monster, though emotional I may be

In truth, all I want is love and peace for you and for me.

No matter my answer, it is still always wrong;

Left to be swept away by a scourging throng

It has taken courage, guidance, and strength

Pondering, searching, and loving at length.

A relationship, however, relies on two persons

And you and I have quite different versions.

Two different directions: I, this way; you, that

Only one of us expects the other to be a doormat

I do not bend, lest I be broken

But, it is not from me that unkind words are spoken.

I have my own bounds, though strict or austere;

Still, in my heart, I hold faith and love dear.

I am not the victim in this tale, you know.

This heart of mine continues to grow.

Maybe one day you will truly find

A light and hope in your presence of mind

No matter how we grow apart

Know that you're forever in my heart.


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E.L. Martin

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  • Gina C.11 months ago

    WOW. This made me feel so many things - the longing for love to be returned, the frustration, and also the anger. The sadness and the wisdom! Oh my. I resonated a lot with this. This line really moved me, "Pondering, searching, and loving at length." Well done! I subscribed :)

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