Thief of Hearts
He stole the heart (the strongest one)
The one with wings that would have flown
He stole the heart (before it grew)
No note the harm deceit would do
He stole the heart (and sad to say)
Filleted its soul with fork and knife
He stole the heart (the one with wings)
But stronger souls can trump a King
~ Diana Maus
This work is about taking back my power after a lopsided, damaging relationship. I was young and naive. He was a narcissist. It took years to restore my sense of self. The mother bird and two babies represent me and my two daughters. Motherhood provided me with the strength to protect them, if not myself. I only learned to protect myself through my empathy with children. There were others who were damaged. I don’t want to know how many. Chapter closed.
12″x12″ mixed-media mosaic. My work is hand-beaded by gluing each bead, jewel and embellishment one by one onto foam-core. I used leather, brass and silver charms, jewelry, crystals, and hundreds of Czech and Japanese bugle beads. Available at With All My Heart Art.
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