Each Heartbeat !!

Myself and Lassie all those years ago.
Myself and Lassie all those years ago. | Source

Do we always stop and appreciate the beauty all around us ?

I have always felt such an affinity with Mother Nature from a very young age. As a little girl I would explore the Welsh countryside overlooking the welsh sea side town where I grew up with my Beagle Lassie and here is where I learnt so much about life .

Yes from the small woodland walk known as The Commins where on school holidays along with a hastily thrown together packed lunch I and Lassie would spend hours exploring every nook and cranny. I learnt of a mother bird's love for her chicks ;how side by side the various inhabitants of the forest would live together each one looking out for the other.

As an adult these wonderful memories where I found solace all those years ago are today as clear as the brooks gently erupting from deep in the mountains before flowing into streams and then working their way onwards to the rivers, estuaries and finally onto the vast seas.

A picture a little like our lives is what has always stayed in my mind and heart.

We are born from the brooks and grow up in the streams of life which then clearly trickle over and around pebbles or obstacles ;then without fail into those faster flowing rivers again meandering at a greater and stronger pace which compares again to childhood as we learn wrong from right finally separating into estuaries ;which one to choose is our choice before we make our final journey in to the seas of our tomorrows.

Today's hub has just tumbled out and of course had to be balanced by these beautiful photos which I took last summer when for the first time in years I revisited those days of long ago where myself and Lassie spent our days exploring. It was almost surreal as time had indeed stood still here and I could almost hear Lassie rustling excitedly through the overgrowth !!

A step back in time indeed and I can honestly say that the power and beauty of Mother Nature was still as strong as ever.

What I took with me from this visit was that despite everything I remembered and felt those happy times of this tomboy and her beloved Lassie at her heels. These memories so outweighed the others and I knew for sure that I had most definitely made my way. I intend to return to this paradise with Dai so I can share with him my journeys all those years ago.

I hope you enjoy this visit my dear friends and also the amazing voice of Rhydian and The Morriston Orpheus Choir singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' in our mother language 'Ni Cherddi'n Unig Fyth'.


My haunts from yesteryear where time has most definitely stood still.
My haunts from yesteryear where time has most definitely stood still. | Source

Each heartbeat

spells out your name;

that sweet wild love

you'll ne'er tame..........................

True hearts

always the same;

refusing to play

life's cruel game........................

Jumbled up thoughts

leading back to the same;

pointless the need

to chase that fame.................................

A pause in the turmoil

finally came;

each cruel vibe

erased by strength's flame.....................

Life's empty excuses

a void oh so lame;

each tired dream

each heartbeat

spells out your name.......................



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Each heartbeat

tells me ;

how do you dare;

to find that solace

can be so rare...............................

Oh so faraway

how will you fare;

No hidden meaning

each thought so bare...................................

To still feel love

eternally to care;

each pained moment

today we share........................

Each heartbeat tells me..........................





Time again has stood still.
Time again has stood still. | Source

Each heartbeat strong

eyes like gems

dancing in the fires of life;

a force from within

longing for that kiss

these lips so full

feelings explode;

that longing

now tainted with truth;

boundaries cascading

through to the realms

of time.

Each river of love

plays with the winds of today;

creating breezes

caressing

those sensuous moments.

Tormented the sleep

of a pained heart;

but boundaries never eternal;

to kiss each morning dew

so pure

so sweet

so gentle;

yet holds a strength

almost surreal

but a strength

to crave

to help

to accept

the whole truth.

Camouflaged

to

careless eyes

but recognised by a true heart.

Escaping

from the realms

of desperate yesterdays

but today

flowing freely

into the sweetness

of this newly found truth;

a knowledge so true

allowing our spirits to be whole

to be true.

Each heartbeat strong.

Heartbeats

So tormented

Bound by those harsh cold chains

Each needless struggle oh so pained

To rise in that formidable glory

Each moment in time still calling

Each moment oh so true

Heartache now healed

Heartbeats.

Nightmares cast aside

Clearly calling that new world

New paths I now tread.

Pains oh so hurtful

Today to face and conquer

Now time to move on.

Self respect so clear

Horizons to be fulfilled

To stand oh so strong.

Walk on and walk tall

With a head held oh so high

Tomorrows so clear.

Come now share with me

This great journey oh so true

Honesty so sweet.




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I hope you enjoyed to day's visit and I wish you all a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

'Our friendship I cherish

each moment to treasure

my tomorrows golden

days of true pleasure.'


Eddy.

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, I think this is your most beautiful poetry yet. It's clear your childhood memories bring you joy, solace, strength and truth. Thank you for starting my day with such warmth and beauty.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

And I woke up groggy this morning, stepped out to count the stars and stretch cup o joe in hand still blurry. And my fingers guided me here.

Today is going to be a great day after starting it with my friend Eddy.

I go to my places about 50 times a day in my head.


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mathira 2 years ago from chennai

Eddy, beautiful nostalgic memories.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Eddy, beautiful words and images once again. The Commins and Wales where you grew up with Lassie must have been a lovely place to imprint such wonderful images in your mind.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Shauna thank you so very much as always for stopping by and leaving this great comment. Lots of love for you from Wales .

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Eric and I wish you a wonderful day. Lots of love from Wales coming your way too.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also mathira and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Jodah and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

It's so important to stop and look around to appreciate the shows that Nature offers us each day through the seasons. As a kid, when I was back in Belgium, I remember that the woods were my kingdom and a nice peaceful place.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry, pictures and montages! Have a beautiful day!


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

A wonderful intoduction, beautiful poetry and images. You always amaze with your hubs. Each of them is a gem.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Eiddwen,

Even though todays high was at 8 AM, I will keep this poem in my heart to keep me warm. By the way, I loved the song.

Kevin


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome Joelle and here's wishing you a great day too.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much janetwrites and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Kevin your comment is so greatly appreciated and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Lovely thoughts and I love what you've done with those images. Stay warm and well.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed, great poem. Great pics. Awesome,enjoyed reading. Love all your poems, keep on writing!! Voted up.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful poetry with awesome photos you know how to present great hubs in this category.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment as always FlourishAnyway means so very much.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Vellur and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you as always DDE for stopping by and leaving a great comment.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely, Eddy. Love that song and your poem. My older son had a Beagle once and he was a delightful pet, such a pretty face - also a nose like a vacuum-cleaner! Get a scent and he'd be off!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoyed this one Blossom ; your description of the lovable Beagles spot on.

Here's wishing you a great day.

Eddy.


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D.A.L. 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Heartbeats,will always have a place in my heart,a beautiful piece of work once again. Nature, I can not imagine life without it. They do not call dogs 'Mans best friend' for nothing as you have endorsed. Voted up my friend,beautiful and awesome.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Anna and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

As always DAL your words are so greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Thank you for a wonderful journey through your memories. Lovely pictures. Passing this on. Hugs.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always Rasma.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The times of our youth show so many secrets that we need now in order to make life happier. It is never wrong NOT to grow up, for it can bring so much solace in trying times.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Deb.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I love it! The expressions are so beautiful and it does help one to imagine the daily rewards of each heart beat. I love your reference to the river of love as it brings each caress, kiss, etc. Beautiful!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Dianna.

Eddy.

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