Everything I Dreamed Of, Nothing I Imagined

“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“The love of your life”, whispered my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be older.”

“He helps you and comforts you”,

My heart whispered to me.

“Listen.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“Our beloved,” said my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be taller.”

“He keeps you safe and protects you,”

My heart said to me.

“Watch.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“Your eternal flame,” declared my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be closer.”

“Distance is false, his soul stands beside you,”

My heart explained to me.

“Feel.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“My desire,” asserted my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I never thought he’d be so gifted.”

“He teaches you and guides you,”

My heart entreated me.

“Accept.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“The one,” announced my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“He’s nothing like I imagined.”

“He’s everything you dream of”

My heart pleaded with me.

“Love him.”


For my heart’s sake I started to listen.

For my heart’s sake I started to watch.

He comforted me and made me feel safe.

For my heart’s sake I started to feel.

For my heart’s sake I started to accept.

For my heart’s sake I started to love.

For my sake I continue.


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dohn121 profile image

dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is amazing K@ri. I you certainly have something here.


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Beautiful pictures, beautiful words. Love every sight, sound, and mental imagery. =D


ralwus 7 years ago

Kewl! Just what happened to me. Great job. lot of memories here.


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kotrodimosp 7 years ago

I really enjoyed reading your post. The pictures make it stand out compellingly. I love it.

Paul


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

dohn, Thank you. It is because of how I feel. It is a true story. I am a very lucky woman :D

lxxy, I am very glad you liked it, because it is all about you. For my sake I continue! I'm glad I listened to my heart. Thank you for being you! I could not be happier. :D

ralwus, Isn't funny how our hearts know before our minds? Mine sure did. :D

kotrodimosp, Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. :D


Pachuca213 7 years ago

This was so moving and the photos made it all the more enjoyable. Great job chica!


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

This is beautiful k@ri! I love the photos too. They complement the words very well.

Yes, our heart knows best especially when it comes to the love of our life.

All the best!


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BirteEdwards 7 years ago

Well said and expressed, to listen to our heart and to follow our heart. With that comes wisdom


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Very nice dialogue :) ((knock knock!!!) nice...


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frogdropping 7 years ago

k@ri - this is a wonderful piece and I agree with lxxy - the words and pictures together are beautiful :)


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

wow k@ri - just wow!


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loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

k@ri, Great collage of picture and word art; not to mention the sentiment, it was heart felt...


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Pachuca, Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

Thanks jill! It's true, our hearts know best.

Birte, I'm glad you liked it!

Hi shamel! Thanks for the nice words! :D

frogdropping, I'm very glad you like it. Thank you!

Shalini, You are too kind. :D

loua, Thank you. It is very heartfelt. :D


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

This one hit a little too close to home for me. Great job.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks Randy, You too, huh? :D


Whikat 7 years ago

k@ri, This is so beautiful. I am so very happy for you. You deserve the best and I am sure you found him! Very lovely pics and words my dear friend. :-)


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

k@ri..it's the sweetest thing ever. =)


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

This is so lovely, k@ri!! :)


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Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

Yes, yes. Your heart, k@ri. I'm happy for you. :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Whikat, Thank you, I am very happy for myself also! I would have to agree, I found the best. Or, he found me. :D I'm glad you like the poem also. :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

lxxy, As long as you like it, I am very, very happy. :D It is all that really matters to me. :)_)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Invictus, I'm very glad you think so! :D

Haunty, Yes, my heart knew the truth before my mind would admit it. Thank you :D


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Stolas 7 years ago from Midwest

Very warming, you have a very intuitive spirit, I like that. Your heart speaks and you asses. I really like this because it makes me realize that we are all guided twords the good in life. great poem.


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Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

wooooooooooow...K@ri...very...beautiful..and..intriguing..

There...is..no..doubt

...that..it...was..more..

and..better./.than...what...i...expected..:D...genuine!!!

PS:i..heard..this..knock..knock...joke...once...it..made..me..laugh

KNOCK..knock

who..is...there.

Me...i..kill..you

nevertheless, this..was..outstanding


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Stolas, Thank you. I found someone very good, following my heart. :D

Uriel, Your joke made me chuckle. I'm glad you liked the poem. Thanks for the very kind words! :D


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djp21 7 years ago

Kari... I love the poem! I just sent you a message on Facebook (easier for me than tracking down e-mail addresses or figuring out messaging here), so check your inbox there when you get a chance. Consider this my virtual hug to my big sister, who truly sounds happy - and that makes me happy. :) (See... that typed smile proves it! ha.)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Di, Thanks and thanks for the hug! I am very happy. :D


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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

sooooo beautiful! I'm printing this one out kari, and sending to a few friends. thank you for sharing it here with us! :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

rebekahELLE, Thank you so much! I hope your friends like it also. I'm very glad I listened to my heart! :D


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Disturbia 7 years ago

This is wonderful. I love what you've done here. Very creative!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Disturbia, I'm glad you liked it...it's a true story. :D


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SweetMocha-Monroe 7 years ago

Beautiful. I love it.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

SweetMocha-Monroe, Thank you very much! :D


ralwus 6 years ago

This is so beautiful and that picture of the rat on the cat so fits you and Lexi. LOL


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

May love be eternally yours to share, give and be ever so happy with the love of and in your life. LOVE is fleeting, but once captured and tempered a delight for the rest of your life. Peace


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

ralwus, Thank you...I think so also. It was quite a surprise when I realized I was in love. I thought I was immune! :D

saddlerider1, Love may be fleeting, but I think that once you find the right one, it is forever! I never would have guessed it would happen to me. :D


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is beautiful! How great that love has found you. I am very happy for you. Thank you for sharing this. A new fan.

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