Reasons ~ A Poem

The heart has already made up its mind

But the choice is not the heart's to make

Something inside screams to be set free

From the chains that are holding so tightly

Can you not see

She is not your property

She is not some child you control

She has a mind, a heart, and a soul

Yet she has reasons things remain the same

And those reasons each have a name

© 2013 Shannon

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Oh boy if I can't hear you here! You know what I've noticed? When the heart and mind go to battle... the heart always wins! Awesome Shan!!!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

You etched your expression perfectly! thank you. With me, it was a tear.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Wow, very profound and intense poem here. Loved it!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Not always, my friend!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, wow. Thank you, Mhatter99 :)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Faith Reaper. The votes and shares are appreciated! :) God bless you, too.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Love your reasons.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Gypsy Rose. Thank you for reading. :)


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

yes, reasons always have a name and each one makes it more difficult to break free of the world - or evil - we know...

you used so few words to say oh so much, my friend!

Well done!

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Leslie. l guess it doesn't take many words to say something like that.


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ALUR 3 years ago from USA

Happy to run into this poem. Lovely and complete without too much being said: so much is inferred. Thanks! You're welcome to read/rate my hubs as well...


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for reading, ALUR. I'll be sure to read yours, too. :)


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Your writing is so clean and strong. I will be reading more soon!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thanks Theater girl! Have a good weekend!


buckjoseph 3 years ago

Very nice! It screams loudly in my soul, when I read this poem. Keep up that passion, nurture it, and expand it!

~Joseph D. Smith


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for your visit and kind comment, Joseph. :)


buckjoseph 3 years ago

You're welcome. :o) I really do like it.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Glad you do. :)


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Well-expressed. This describes how my life felt for years. You said so much with so few words---strong poem! :-) Lurana


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

So sorry to hear that, Lurana, but thank you for the compliment.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

This poem speaks to me in a very personal way. I know who my "reasons" are and how much I love them. And how that love for them has been stronger than the chains I have had to wear.

Very powerful poem.

Best Always,

Kim


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for sharing that, Kim. And thanks for stopping by to read.

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