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A Romantic Heart
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since 1999-09-03
Posts 5496
Forever In Your Heart

0 posted 2000-06-19 08:07 PM

Where must I begin?
Deep within my heart,
For such a longing,
Is as to death,
Mourning and deep sorrow,
of pain,
No one understands me,
Who I truly am,
What I long to be,
desire hidden deep,
I am searching,
I am found,
My complication,
Has got me bewildered,
This quest,this life, this journey,
What does it offer?
Or what do I offer it?
How do we decide our paths?
Or does the path choose us?
Fate? Destiny?
Is there a time to go?
A time to wait?
I ponder deep thoughts,
But who will ponder them with me?
Am I to be a slave to life,
My spirit soars,
The wind blows,
I want to ride the breeze,
Where ever it must carry me,
Boring, mundane, repetitious,
Is not I,
For I have a soul separate,
Too many journeys await,
Must I hide me,
Or be free?
The rivers flow,
As the thoughts across my heart,
I want to live,
This person is me,
I have gave birth,
She is alive,
Her dreams roam,
Am I talking to paper?
Or talking to self?
Silence, silence,
Follow the rules,
Limits, boundaries,
These are the death of me,
Death of creation,
But what is to gain,
To smell the ocean,
close my eyes,
Years held captive,
Desiring to come out,
Was it selfish?
Selfish is not abandonment,
Selfish she is to her own soul,
sometimes disgust,
For things she knows,
Things kept away from her,
Words, thoughts,all secrets kept,
But she knows, she knows...
Why must she talk to paper?
Is it that paper cannot talk back?
Paper understands, paper accepts,
So often said..If you love something,
Set it free,
If it loves will come back,
Free, What is free?
Free to live? Free to love?
Free to be?
My mind ponders,
I sit, I hear the ticking of the clock,
Clock that measures time,
Minutes ticking by,
Minutes I am thinking,
Minutes I am getting older,
What about ME? What about ME!
Does anyone love me enough to stop and say,
What are your desires? Your Dreams?
It only stops, late at night,
The peace, the stillness,
The candles glow gives off soft light,
I write, not speak me, I write me,
Who I am, a part of me, my thoughts,my time,
Am I going crazy?
NO! I am being normal,
I am being human,
My mother carried me, gave me life,
I have a LIFE, a gift, a choice,
I have dreams, ideas, thoughts,
I am a being, a person,
I am not everyone else,
I am not the same,
Who will hear me?
Who will understand?
Who will not judge or criticize?
But let me BREATHE,
life is to be lived,
I must live my life,


[This message has been edited by A Romantic Heart (edited 06-21-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Millette A. (Lester) Addison - All Rights Reserved
Senior Member
since 2000-03-28
Posts 1369
1 posted 2000-06-20 04:47 AM

This is sure a heartfelt poem RM ----
It's great!  ----I can just feel you
reaching out and breathing


Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
2 posted 2000-06-20 05:55 AM

Wow ... many questions, many thoughts ... oh how I love to ponder all these things too Romantic Heart, I related well to this! Well done!

Best wishes,

Member Elite
since 2000-01-06
Posts 3129
3 posted 2000-06-21 06:52 AM

Ok, it got me.... so please breathe...
and by the way what are your desires...


ellie LeJeune
Member Elite
since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
4 posted 2000-06-21 07:51 AM

Wonderful deep insights and the answer comes, you are you and no one else!

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

ellie LeJeune

Senior Member
since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
5 posted 2000-06-21 04:27 PM

Keep breathing and most of all, keep writing  


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

6 posted 2000-06-21 10:36 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Breathtaking!  


p.s. one possible typo (?) reputitious...did you mean repetitious?

A Romantic Heart
Member Ascendant
since 1999-09-03
Posts 5496
Forever In Your Heart
7 posted 2000-06-22 10:45 PM

Thanks everyone for the vote and encouragement!
X Angel
Senior Member
since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
8 posted 2000-06-28 12:28 PM

*handing over snorkel gear*


Rose Petal
since 2000-03-21
Posts 52
9 posted 2000-06-29 12:31 PM

girl, you must have read my diary, this is another poem of yours that i like, very creative and thought provoking.

[This message has been edited by Rose Petal (edited 06-30-2000).]

Senior Member
since 2000-01-06
Posts 964
10 posted 2000-06-29 12:48 PM

"I must BREATHE" How true
A beautiful piece of poetry you have done, I almost forgot to breathe

The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

A Romantic Heart
Member Ascendant
since 1999-09-03
Posts 5496
Forever In Your Heart
11 posted 2000-06-30 02:35 AM

Thanks for your support and gracious replies!
Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
12 posted 2000-07-16 08:34 AM

Held my breath all the way through this, it is many of the same questions I've asked so often.  Beautiful work.  Bonnie
A Romantic Heart
Member Ascendant
since 1999-09-03
Posts 5496
Forever In Your Heart
13 posted 2000-07-16 04:53 PM

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement!
Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
14 posted 2000-07-16 05:53 PM

Many Truths, many questions, many answers, many answers that provide more questions that never seem to be answered. Your offering here is very good. It is very concise and thought provoking. Well done, Romantic Heart !

Peace,  Geoffrey

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