A poem, by Ron Sanderson

Ron Sanderson

Ron Sanderson wrote this poem after a successful heart valve replacement in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.


Today surgeons and nurses

peered into my heart.

They didn’t find my soul

only a corrupt aortic valve.

They gave me a shiny new one.

I’m still soulless but shriven

a new lease of life

beating its tattoo in my chest.


The poems published in this section are creative writing by Heart Matters readers. They should not be taken as medical advice.It isn’t always easy to express your emotions, but writing poetry can be a way of putting your feelings down on paper which many people find helpful. If you’d like your poem about any aspect of heart disease or caring for someone to appear in this section, email it to [email protected]

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