Tattooed Hearts – Author Laura Marie Clark



Did not register

In his mind.

He had no

Mental chains

To tie him down,

To pull him away

From the absurd,

The unexpected

Or the embarrassing.



Did not matter

To him.

He wore his


Upon his skin.

It was inspiring

To see him surrender

To whatever

He wanted to do.



Did not apply:

He was unbound.

He did not

Think twice

(Or even once,


Only acted

Without explanation,

Ignoring judgement.



In his soul

To be happy

And nothing more

Than that.

He was freer

In spirit

Than anyone

Who places rules

Before their needs.



On his face

Night and day,

But never more so

Than when

He told the stories

Written on

His skin,

Tattooed across

His heart.


© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book City Of The World

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.

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1 reply

  1. This is an interesting interpretation of the emotions and feelings of what people choose to expose and represent on their bodies. So very revealing! Thank you!


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