Heart of steel (A poem by Phanuel Ayelum)

“Why is your heart

Made of glass?”

She wondered

As she asked.

“Wouldn’t you be safer

With one made of titanium?

Cooler at heart,

If it were made of Vibranium?”

In response-

I would have said;

That I didn’t need a new heart-

If I still had my head.

But still,

I wanted a heart.

I wanted to experience emotions

But with a fresh start


I wanted it made of steel

Preferably the stainless kind

With an electroplated feel.

I wanted one that could change form

If anyone dared to pierce it at all –

I realize now

That I want it to be malleable…

By : Phanuel Ayelum

In a previous post, I spoke of my recent heartbreak. Funny thing is, a day after, a friend of mine gave me the very inspiration to write this one. This poem is, in essence, a rhyming representation of the conversation I shared with this friend of mine. Truly, inspiration sometimes comes from the strangest of moments!

Like this poem if you liked it, share and feel free to leave a comment, really, I appreciate it all!

Published by Phanuel Ayelum

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