“Thief of Hearts” by Angela Cohan

He smiles his confident smile

Since he knows that he can get away with anything

He haunts me in my dreams

And terrorizes me when I’m awake

What really want to do

Is to break his stony heart

And wipe that smirk off his arrogant face

I’d like to plan my revenge

Kick him where it hurts

And erase the mask that he uses as his façade

I want to prove to him that he can no longer control me

And that I am finally free from his tyrannical rule

I want to tell the thief of hearts to let me go

Because I am a strong woman

And my heart belongs to me

Angela Cohan

Photo by VC Ferry

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · May 4, 2010

    Very powerful Angela. I am glad you are staking claim to your heart and your poetry is getting all the stronger for it. Wonderful work! LK 🙂

  2. lazfreedman · May 4, 2010

    Very good!



  3. vicki batkin · May 4, 2010

    Angela, you are a fabulous Poet! No wonder your name has ANGEL in it – you are one

  4. Roz Levine · May 4, 2010

    The last two lines are just awesome. It’s a very pwerful testament to the growing strength of a survivor.
    Keep up the great work!

    • Angela Cohan · May 4, 2010

      Thank you ladies for your kind words and as alwasys, thank you Lisa

      for providing such a wonderful forum for all of us.


  5. Lordy · May 4, 2010

    Such a strong poem in many ways Angela!! He stole your heart and now you want to join the goodbye club!!!

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