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I Try To Speak From The Heart

Stories about being true to your experiences 2,061 People

    brokenheartkid16 brokenheartkid16 16-17, M Jan 5

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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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    I want to be known as a genuine person,

    and my heart has endured many hurts to be able to help others
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 20, 2015

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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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    SexyMomma37 SexyMomma37 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    "If they can't handle you then they will try to

    change you if you don't feel free then there is nothing else to see.."(Fredrick N.)
    Listen1stTalk2nd Listen1stTalk2nd 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 5

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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 2 Responses 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 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Who will you choose? Your ex you love the most

    or the new person you barely know and still loves another girl?
    notmyownself notmyownself 18-21, F Dec 30, 2015

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    It changed me and I will never be the same.

    I am grateful for that even though it's hurt like hell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1, 2015

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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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    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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    Some people won't love you,

    no matter what you do and some people won't stop loving you no matter what you do.
    ishqelahasil ishqelahasil 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    If someone isn't afraid to lose you,

    then they will never appreciate you..
    Listen1stTalk2nd Listen1stTalk2nd 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    The most beautiful people we have known are

    those who have known defeat, known struggle, known suffering, known loss and have found their way out of depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2015

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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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    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 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    ishqelahasil ishqelahasil 26-30, M Jan 3

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    You may be hopeless & in depths of despair.

    But never wish for death to end your misery. Trials are to get you closer to the Almighty not break you
    ishqelahasil ishqelahasil 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Nearly a decade ago, I spiraled into the

    deepest of depressions. Everything I touched seemed to turn to dust. Of course, that wasn't true. But that's what depression can do. Create the feeling that we are such complete failures, there is no hope anywhere.Despondency became my best friend... until one day, I simply...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I am I and you are you whatever we are to each

    other our hearts know. I speak to your heart ,every moment I crave for your touch. Knowing Impossible cant be made possible still why heart demands? It wants to listen to you ..the old familiar talks when you used to call me by my name, used to speak to me in the easy way with...
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 Oct 24, 2014

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    I try to speak from my heart

    and I really wish to have someone to feel what I say, not only hear my words. I have had these chances several times in my lives and the feeling when having someone with you and you both feel a hamony in your souls are so amazing and you will neber want to forget.
    Anighttrain Anighttrain 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    I don't mind having the occasional heart

    or heart talks, but I have a tendency to put my heart on every letter, every word, etc. I'm learning and growing every day, but this can be extremely irritating.
    RosenFlight RosenFlight 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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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 31-35, F Jul 16, 2014

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    somethings broken can never be fixed,

    but those that do... become stronger than they once were.
    iloveblackfire2222 iloveblackfire2222 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    Even though I'm insecure it's better to me

    than not. I'm a person of integrity even when people still put on a charade. I like to communicate authentically. They can do as they please and I will still be me... People that hide their true thoughts or lie are phony or scared. I find freedom and expressing what I really...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    there is a place in my heart

    where you live. where your perfect smile outshines the sun. a place where i can reach out and brush the hair from your warm brown eyes. where i can feel the soft skin of your cheek against mine as i hold you tight. your warmth sinks into my soul, keeping it alive. a place...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M May 9, 2015

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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 41-45 Dec 3, 2013

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    Today ,I received a post about how a small boy

    wants to be a smartphone.Reason-his dad is always busy on his smartphone.How sad!We forget to be with our children .One day,they may forget to be with us too.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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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 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    it comes across as idiotic,

    society standards ruined our youth
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    girlcandy1973 girlcandy1973 41-45, F Apr 1, 2015

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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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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    I fall, I rise, I make mistakes,

    I live and learn. I'm human, not perfect. I've been hurt but im alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in the journey, but there is also a lot of beauty. We must...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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