Once Upon a Beat by Elizabeth Daniel


Lean in close,

Listen if you will,

As I tell you a story,

One I know so well.

Once upon an August,

A day warm,

With a blazing sun dreary.

A restless heart was discovered,

Unlike any other,

This rare jewel,

Brighter than amethyst,

Opalescent pearl,

Possessing abilities,

Unseen by man,

It could release laughter,



Far beyond the reach of any galaxy,

Affecting all within its touch,

This object of affection,

Could lift spirits,

Like Superman,

Hoisted Lois Lane,

Saving the day,

Drying the tiniest of tears,


One fateful day,

Its beating ceased,

Broken from life’s battles,

Tattered and torn,

It was decided,

This heart belonged,

On life support,

Lean in close,

Listen if you will,

You can almost hear,

The faint sound,




A heartbeat,

Waiting for a hero still.



© Elizabeth Daniel


Excerpt from Diary of a Poet

$10.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com


About the Author

From a very young age, Elizabeth knew she was meant to be a writer. Around 8 or so, she started with little poems inside birthday cards. As years went by, poetry became her safe haven in a world full of chaos and beauty. Through written words, she found her voice. A voice according to doctors, she was never supposed to have. Today at 34, she still re- reads those poems from the early days. Now housed on her bookshelf in old binders.

Visit Elizabeth’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/elizabeth-daniel.html

Free to Read on Kindle Unlimited: www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0X060E

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