Dear Heart

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Dear heart,
You are not a product of two broken people.
I know time and circumstance has chewed you up and spat you out,
while those who were supposed to love you watched with callous indifference.
And they say time heals all wounds,
but sometimes the sand slips faster through the hourglass,
sometimes the grains of sand feel more like glass against your skin,
sometimes time isn't enough.
And what you thought was rain falling from the sky was decades of salt-soaked sadness cascading down your face, pooling in the folds of your tattered clothing.
Dear heart,
You are not manufactured by narcism and a ticking emotional time bomb.
You are the magnificent colours of a rainbow after a storm has passed.
You are the warmth of the sun peeking through light grey clouds.
You are the silver lining, my dear.
You are exceptional.
Wear your empathy like a badge of honour and don't you dare apologise for feeling.
You are the best version of you, emotional scars and all,
And that's beautiful.
Dear heart,
Love yourself. Love yourself fiercely, immeasurably, unconditionally.
You are worth it.
Please know that. 

Submitted: April 25, 2019

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A very emotional write, H D,, with a lot of supportive wishes.

Thu, April 25th, 2019 8:11pm


I loved your poem, H.D.

Sat, June 1st, 2019 5:11am


Thanks so much, HJ :-)

Sat, June 1st, 2019 12:30am


I love your writing, Heidi, you express yourself so emotionally,
Like you, I'm forever writing but I will read your stories!

Wed, July 17th, 2019 10:00pm


Thanks so much, HJFurl!
I am glad you enjoyed it.

Wed, July 17th, 2019 6:31pm

simon arthur

Cool poem. It was so emotional. I like all that positive advice you've written. Well done.

Wed, October 2nd, 2019 2:38am

Larry K. Morphew

Many people live the first part of your writing without ever reaching the second part. It is an encouraging piece who those who are desperately seeking something better.

Tue, December 3rd, 2019 1:24am


Amen, & amen! I couldn’t agree more!

Tue, December 17th, 2019 8:25pm

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