God asked me to sign a warranty
with a heart like mine.
I had to be aware
of the pain and damage
that I was going to endure
when I asked to be made gentle.
God tried to warn me.
He said life would never be easy.
That a request like this was so rare,
especially in today’s society.
I trust too soon and fall too hard
when it comes to loving someone.
I let down my walls, my defenses, my guard,
and leave my heart vulnerable.
Some may think this marrs me
but when I feel each heartbeat,
I know this marks me
In a place with hearts of stone,
this heart beats to a different drum.
Flesh and blood are not what make me.
When hate and sorrow try to crush me,
love and compassion wash it away
like rain to create composure.
Like soldiers on a battlefield
never leave a man behind
in this war that we call life.
Always place fellow humans before oneself.
My heart rests with the hearts of the flawed;
this defines me as flawless.
Of course, I signed the warranty.