Tag Archive | Heart

The Stoneman Says

Tough is my exterior,

threatening is my appearance

and hardened my countenance,

but beneath all that lies

a tender heart

delicate than any flower

and clearer than any pond


I have mastered this outward pretence

through years of training

and now I have no will of my own


See through my toughened body,

the throbbing of my heart

apparent in my eyes

rescue me from the stone I have become

and make me the human I want to be

Girl and Ghost

The girl stood alone in her balcony

Solitude for company

When she heard a loud whisper

She did not turn

Lost in her thoughts

She heard a piercing scream

And she did not flinch

Then she saw a white mist

Against the dark night

She touched it with a sad smile

A vacant look in her eyes


The ghost flew away, disappointed

She neither belonged to the lively humans

Nor with the dead spirits

She was a human body

With emotions dead