Anywhere I Please

Written by on August 17, 2019 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Anywhere I Please

© Demian Yumei

Do I wear my heart on my sleeve? Damn straight I do.

Betrayed, crushed and used from early childhood on,
I can wear my heart anywhere I damn well please.

If my father could wear my heart on the sole of his shoe,
if the world can close its heart to the plight of children,
then I can wear my heart anywhere I please.

If politicians can lock their hearts in a safe deposit box
and vote to gut programs that feed the hungry,
that house the homeless
and protect the children,
then I can wear my heart on my sleeve,
on my head as a crown,
as an offering to the creative muses of night
and the dawning light of day.

Don’t criticize me for caring so deeply,
my heart breaks when I see injustice.
Don’t tell me what to do with my heart.

I’m a bleeding heart tree-hugger.   Girl making a heart sign with two hands with the full moon in the middle of her hand heart
And I will let my heart bleed
and break
and cry out
in love and pain and grief and fury
with obstinate compassion
and fearsome love in every beat,
because that’s what hearts are meant to do.

My choice, my right
what I do with my heart.

What are you going to do with yours?

~ demian

First version published on fb/demianyumei Nov 14, 2018
photo by @joelmott 
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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. She's a long time traveler on the healing journey and has a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .

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