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I Try To Speak From The Heart

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    Drifting Away

    What is love? Most of us haven't given the question a single thought. We're brought up to assume Walt Disney had it all figured out with the 'Happily ever afters'. The endless romantic drivel pumped our way only compounds this sense of emptiness that leads us in our continued...
    alisaperne86 alisaperne86 26-30, F Aug 16, 2013

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    Several times, during the course of my life, I have seen a huge white owl. One time when I was younger, I was on the beach at midnight on a calm moonlight night, with the moon glistening on a calm sea. It was beautiful. I felt a moment of extreme serenity and I looked around and...
    Uglinessaintpurty Uglinessaintpurty 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Happiness And Sadness.

    People tell me no one ever said life was going to be fair. But then I think to myself yes…but no one ever said life was going to be unfair.But then again, I understand that life needs that balance. Because we would not know happiness without the sadness. I think that is why we...
    cantbreakfree cantbreakfree 16-17, F 9 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Ellen Bass Rocks!

    In my opinion, this is one of the most sensuous, loving and achingly connected poems ever written. GATE C22 by Ellen Bass At gate C22 in the Portland airport a man in a broad-band leather hat kissed a woman arriving from Orange County. They kissed and kissed and kissed. Long...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Kindness...

    There is a poem “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye that moves me every time I read it. I only discovered this poem in the last month, yet I doubt the wonder of her words will wear off any time soon.Before you know what kindness really isYou must lose things,Feel the future...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    True To My Experience

    In speaking from the heart, we are as true to our experience as we can solely be.  Writing from the heart, for me, has been a form of spiritual practice.  Connecting with a place deep within and writing from here has helped to open up the world and my emotions to...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    From The Heart~

    I worry about young EP women. I see so many posts on EP from young women that break my heart. Perhaps a huge part of what they are writing is pure drama for the sake of being dramatic alone, but, still, it is concerning to me. So many young women post things like "I don't want...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    If I Don't Mean It

    If I don't mean it, I don't say it. It really is that simple.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Nov 14, 2010

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    Trust In Love

    These are not my words—a friend shared this with me when I first began to make significant changes in my approach to life. Unfortunately, I don’t have the source, but I’ve found this to be exceedingly helpful. I hope it’s meaningful to you.  LOVE AND TRUST  "If you...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Speak From The Heart

    Speak from the heart,I try to,For me,It's the way,I like to think,People will respect you.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Oct 6, 2012

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    I Love Ranier Maria Rilke's Poetry

    Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII(translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Maey)Want the change. Be inspired by the flamewhere everything shines as it disappears.The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so muchas the curve of the body as it turns awayWhat locks itself in sameness...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Love After Love

    by Derek WalcottThe time will comewhen, with elation,You will greet yourself arrivingAt your own Door, in your own mirror,and each will smile at the other's welcome.And say, sit here, Eat.You will love again the stranger who was your self.Give wine. Give bread. Give back your...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    From My Heart...

    With your magic charm you enticed me I lost my own heart, fell in love with you deeply, with each drop of my blood loved you truly. But one night changed my life It was a shocking night, some revelation night. That night, I was unable to sleep. I can't really explain to anyone...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 3, 2013

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    The Door

    The Door By Jane Hirshfield A note waterfalls steadily through us,  just below hearing.    Or this early light  streaming through dusty glass:  what enters, enters like that,  unstoppable gift.   And yet there is also the other,   the breath-space held between any call...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    What Is Up With Me Today?!?!

    I’m in such a funk today! I can’t figure out what it is! Maybe it’s the grey sky? Maybe it’s my hormones? I am way too low on Xanax for comfort which usually makes me edgy! I get anxious and jittery. Today, however I am so blah! I can’t concentrate...
    Aw8ingf8 Aw8ingf8 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    No Matter What I Do For Him...

    Today I drove a couple of hours to the tiny little town where my dad lives. He’s 87 and has survived two wives; my mother who died of ovarian cancer long ago, and his second wife who died of complications as a result of a traumatic brain injury.My dad’s energy is heavy. His...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Advice For Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

    Advice For Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One Sweety the best way is to allow yourself to feel any emotions that arise, do not rush yourself to feel better soon, and make sure to fill your time with positive activities even if you dont feel like it. Excersise and moving and...
    RavensHeart RavensHeart 36-40, F Jan 18, 2013

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    I Love Mary Oliver's Poetry!

    The JourneyBy Mary OliverOne day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice—though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles“Mend my life!”each voice cried.But you didn’t stop.You...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Heroes

    I’ve been listening to the cicadas all day. Their song is carried from the trees in the small woods that border my back yard, on the breeze, across the lawn, to the giant shade tree that has already begun to lose a few leaves. This last hot spell right on top of the cold spell...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    I Want To Speak From The Heart.

    When you speak from the heart you open yourself up to such pain.  Yet, if you try to avoid the pain what does your life/you become but a shell.  Don't intentionally want to hurt another person just as I don't want them hurting me.  But can't help but daydreaming...
    SaulofTarsus SaulofTarsus 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    "Time To Move On"

    I feel so broken, sad and blue usually, it's because of you. The thinks you say, will remain long after this dreadful day. I shall never forget the way you acted, you care not, the lives you have impacted. You can use me now, and think all is free, but when I am gone, someday you...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    Speaking From The Heart

    I once read, " out of the abundance of the heart does the mouth speak.".. since then I try very carefully how I speak to others, speak to my daughters, and speak to myself.....words can be and are often weapons, ....can be ointment on a wound.......variety of other things...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2010

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    You See I Want A Lot

    You See I Want a Lot   by Ranier Maria Rilke You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing, and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Here It Is...And Here It Isn'T

    So here it is-the words that I can't say. They're in my mind now. And I want to say them. But I can't because the moment I open my mouth to say them, move my fingers to type them, or pick up the pen to write them, I forget what they are. But I think that we all know what they are...
    num83rs num83rs 16-17, F Mar 6, 2013

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    ~life Is A Gift~ (sharing A Beautiful Poem....) (copy)

    LIFE IS A GIFT   Life..... from day to day we breathe, we eat, we worry, we argue, we rush, we care, we help and we love Life.... was given to us from above, and we emerge from...
    Raindrop000 Raindrop000 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Not from the heart but the soul.

    I consider I lost my heart so so "long" ago...it got crashed,burnt into ashes and ashes blown away.Sometimes It seems to get an invisible shape with the love and care friends gives me...in an attempt to build a thin veil..but always ends bursting and emptiness again. I am capable...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    A Strange Feather

                                                 A Strange Feather                                                     by Hafiz...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Try To Speak From Heart

    It/s hard while you met someone that make your heart beats fast,and your braion is yelling stop,watch and see...that/s hard to speak from heart
    teresa8888 teresa8888 41-45, F Nov 24, 2010

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    My Heart Has Opened. Finally!

    For years and years i was stuck in a rut of self pity, i could not give anyone the time of day let alone say nice or kind words to people. About 2 years ago i decided enough was enough and i started to change my thoughts, the way i saw people, (If i saw someone happy i would go...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    I Am Trying To Let My Heart Say What It Wants To

    I have been trying to let my heart. Say what ever that it wants to. That way, it gets a chance to say something. It seems to be working out just fine for me. That is why some of the stories seem to be coming out the way that they have been. Its so nice too listen to me heart. For...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    But What Do You Do

    when your heart feels empty or hurts but you don't know why?
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Oct 19, 2011

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    If My Heart Could Talk

    ... it will say that things aren't really easy as i thought they would be, ... it will speak words that my mind haven't found int his life of glee, ... it will recite poems of love, of happiness and overwhelming emotions, ... it will talk about truth, about justice and other...
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    I recently went through my first heartbreak.. And it's killing me.
    athleticnerd athleticnerd 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    This is a group to help people with sadness in their lives, if you wanna become part of this group guys, message heartless2, the creator of this group, for info. We don't judge at...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M a week ago

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M 30 mins ago

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    "sunlight" if i sit perfectly still if i hold my breath i can almost picture you here my heart captivated but nothing compares like being next to you in all the sublime scents...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Halo. Guten Tag. I'm an Indian and I'm learning German since May 2014. I am learning A 1 level German and I'm having a pretty difficult time with the language. Where I live there...
    achtung709 achtung709 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    When I met my current wife, for some reason my parents didn't approve, but feigned approval. It became obvious it was all a lie when I got a call from my counselor who said my...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    IN THE LITTLE OLD UNITED KINGDOM, WE HAVE A STRANGE THING CALLED "FREEDOM OF SPEACH". THIS MEANS THAT IF SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY THEY CAN SAY IT WITHOUT FEAR OF SUPRESSION. I...
    uncfred uncfred 56-60, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Nicht so viele. Ich hat zwei Jahre deutsch und I'm nächsten Jahr wird mein dritten Jahr. Mein Lehrer ist nicht so freundlich aber er ist ein gutes Lehrer. Sorry if there's a...
    Muddylover Muddylover 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am so good at speaking my mind
    daddysdiaperedbabygirl daddysdiaperedbabygirl 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    My cousin died from cancer at 22 not too long ago. My aunt died from breast cancer when i was little. Anyone who has gone through this, i feel for you. Sending you all hearts xx
    Jennajmac Jennajmac 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    "John Wayne and Lace" On the beach, alone and cold Wanting the warmth of the sisterhood. My restless heart climbing the hill, Breaking the silence of brotherhood: "You are all the...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have a soft heart for kids, because they can tell you things you don't expect to hear from an average person, like the superstitious information. Don't underestimate the mind of...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    People always assume that I don't speak English. On more than one occasions, I have been treated badly because someone thought that I was pretending not to know their language.
    LF87 LF87 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Creeping Crawling Seeping dark Finds it's way Into my heart Eating away at every feel Blurring the line of fake and real Squirming Wriggling Worming dark Please don't eat up...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F 3 hrs ago