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Shelter of the Heart

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Auguste
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Shelter of the Heart

by Michael


There is a stillness in the heart
A place where there is purity
Where hurtful things can never reach
And tears are known to never be

Though scarred we are by life's travails
This is a shelter that we seek
The innocence the world can't touch
Where no one is allowed to peek

A place of peace within us all
Where we are whole like once before
A meadow with a crimson sun
That's never felt the pangs of war

A meadow pure with grasses green
Where hearts take refuge from a storm
Wildflowers grow along a stream
No seasons changing, always warm

I look about me while I'm here
And realize I've no memory
There never was a yesterday
Just who I am and what I see

As sun behind the mountains hides
First stars appear to grace the night
The stillness in my heart, now peace
And so much clearer is my sight


Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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(big hugggsssssss) YES, YES!!! Deep down in every one of our hearts the child that we were born as will forever sing with innocence and mirth, and as long as we believe in ourselves and listen to the voice of the child within us, love and peace will forever be found in all of us. (sigh) God Bless You, sweet friend, your loving heart spreads its wings with grace! (smiles) We all love you so much, sweet friend! (big hugggssssss) You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Michael--There is a place like that, sometimes hard to get to, but there.  I'm so glad you have felt the peace and brought it here in this beautiful poem!  Hugs!
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well it figures, my happy place would be in the rain at the ocean.....soaking wet and loving it.....most folks choose warmth   goes to show I'm odd LOL

Michael, this is beautiful (((hugs))) sweet friend  
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I don't know if I've ever thought of it that way before. There certainly is that place isn't there? Enjoyed this, my friend.  

Your storm of assumption feeds anger I am calm enough to hold inside. Don't pretend to know me if you've never put stretched out your heart with since

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Micheal,

      You always write so beautifully Very much enjoyed

Hugs,
Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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I was going to pick a line that stood out among them all....but the whole poem emerged....

it's a Keeper....
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Hey...you've been visiting the same place that I love to go.   This poem took me there in the blink of an eye. I love it. **hugs**


Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

[This message has been edited by Startime (edited 12-17-2001).]

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Auguste-
   This is beautifully penned.
   Much enjoyed.
   Hugs,
   ~Vicky


"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

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Yes I believe that is such a place, that we can always count on. Great poem.
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Keep living the beautiful dream, Michael. This is very heartening.
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Fabulous writing...James
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This is beautiful Michael. The heart is such a precious thing, we have to treat it very gently, and hope that others will do the same.

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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hi everyone and thank you.   This is the meadow where I often retreat in thought, seeking peace.  We all have our own, be it the sea, the prairies, a mountain top.  But yes, it is our shelter from those that would not respect our feelings.  God bless you all and a Merry Christmas!

Michael

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