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I Try To Speak From The Heart

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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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    girlcandy1973 girlcandy1973 41-45, F Apr 1

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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

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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 3 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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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 36-40 Mar 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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 36-40 Oct 24, 2014

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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 Mar 13, 2010

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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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    ~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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 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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    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

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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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    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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    Save Points

    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 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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    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 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

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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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    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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    SexyMomma37 SexyMomma37 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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 think people now and days take words for granted. if they say they are going to do something then do it, if not than why speak at all.
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 53 mins ago

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    Not because he left, but because he's here. Never been with someone I love so much, but can't touch, and hold and make love to. I'm throwing in the towel. It's too much for me. I...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I do too. My first language was baby babble. I can still speak baby babble. So, that makes me bilingual.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My name is Vicky. I have cerebral palsy. I went to a boarding school near Brighton. I was a pretty girl then. I had long blond hair. I am slim as well as being quite small. I...
    vickybiggs vickybiggs 18-21 10 hrs ago

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    I am half English (my dad) and half Vietnamese (my mum) and I was born and raised in England. Due to my dad being at work from 9-5 every day when I was young I didn't speak much...
    casio747 casio747 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    My daughter (5 yo) can now read a story book. At the end of the story, the line was something like ``...and he apologized to his father with all his heart.`` Then she came to me...
    EPReese EPReese 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    My heart can feel heaven on earth.Sweetly, joyously, rapturously, it always remembers.  
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    There is nothing left for me in England. I know that my life isn't as bad as everyone else's but I want a fresh start. I am failing my exams, I have blunted affect which is making...
    elenaanastyr elenaanastyr 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago