Do We Just Hide

A kind old soul

but with time a heart can turn

trouble with relationships

we sometimes just don’t learn

Blood flows through the heart

Its pulse keeps us alive

so too does love

to help us thrive

Sever this connection

neglect this need

the heart becomes weaker

Just watch it bleed

Impoverished heart

impoverished resolve

So too will our spirit

Slowly dissolve

Kindness is forgiving

Kindness is fearless

Shows only what’s truly necessary

Rejecting the malicious

Breathe in and exhale

The oxygen we crave

The characters in life

The characters on the stage

How many more failures

Will a person make

Before they realize

What is at stake

When do we look?

Deep inside

Do we own up?

Or do we just hide?