An Ode to the Lonely Hearts by Maxx Carr

Here’s one for the lonely hearts

The ones with no valentine

Who pine and pine after another

Without avail—here’s your time to shine

We feel with the deepest parts

Of a heart so honest and earnest

Our efforts are often felt in vain

But we keep on trying

Here’s to the lonely hearts

We who wear our hearts on our sleeve

Why are we so lonely?

Maybe we never learned how to feel

With only part of ourselves

So our hearts keep breaking

Because we pour in our whole being

Here’s to the lonely hearts

Recovering from yet another heartbreak

Resilient

Stubborn

Unyielding to defeat

We demand to feel

We give in to feeling

But it’s better than not feeling at all