Origami heart

I’ve got a heart

That folds in half.

So loving me

Is art & craft.

It starts with a glance

Of soft snow white paper.

A chit and a chat, two heartbeats later

The fold carefully made, don’t let it taper!

Each smile a crease

Smooth, oh smoother than fleece!

Shared laughter,

Another fold, another crease.


Delicate folds

Lacks strength in its hold:

a quarrel, a wrinkle

a scuffle, a crinkle.

There’s much it can’t

endure or withstand

Pray be gentle, oh gentle,  in hand

As the years unfold

with each love it refolds.

Edges refuse to align

from hurtful words malign.

Someday, the hope,

to find fingers gentle;

restore the shape of my heart

with love transcendental.


© David Lui, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to David Lui and Shore of Sanity with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s