I don't pretend to understand even
the simplest of minds .......
Nor interpret the kaleidoscope of reality
and never the meaning behind
eternal rhyme

Nor do I know when I began to unravel
nor the reason for weaker thread
But I do recall always seeking out
the shadowlands instead

Recalling the young heart
of a naive young man
Though I hid well from the things
even adults didn't understand

Know this ........If you stuff it all away
thinking ...I can be strong
You have built a fortress on the sand
that cannot stand for long

And this advice ......not just for man
but woman too
Keep your heart out in the open
it's the only thing to do

You ....you..... are never alone
a friend awaits your call
You are a friend as well
...... heart lights will show through all

Go ahead do it .........call someone right now , and when you hang up the phone , the smile that grows from within .......is a heartlight!

Comments 12 comments

ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Well, well!! The adventure writer seems to have a fair measure of poet in him as well. Bravo, my friend!! Eloquent and beautifully done!! Allow me to be the first to boot it up a notch :)TR

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Helping someone helps us. It is the way love works. Wonderful poem ahorseback. Hiding the heart keeps it cold and lonely, an odd protection.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A heartlight? What a wonderful word.

Thank you as always for sharing this gem with us.

I have to vote up up and away!!

Take care and enjoy your day.


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sofs 5 years ago

Wow, I like the hearlight!! I have a heartlight on just now... Thanks for switching it on :) have a wonderful day!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thomas Rydder, thank you my friend. I confess I have a deep mind .......though empty at times , its still deep!LOL.....:-}

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphengirl, Hi, yes , you got it girl! \ Thank you! /

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen , And I know you have your heartlights on! High beams at all times my dear!.....thank you :-}

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sofs , Thank you ! and yes !!! I did it , I made your day , well at least your morning?....lol....:-}

daddysgirl 5 years ago

Beautiful dad! I will read this one many times. I know about the turning inward and losing out on so much life. I have learned to love the way I used to. We only hurt ourselves when we turn inwards. No matter how much you love someone they will never know if we fail to show it...always. Love and hugs

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey sweety ! and I , as so many others , am so lucky to see your heartlightsoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo...:-} Love you !

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

OMG (that is G for gosh here, LOL) I loved this one. I'm such a sucker for warm and glowy. It reminds me of a song I remember from the movie ET-Turn on your heartlight...I think Neil Diamond actually wrote it?

Thanks for bringing up a great feeling tonight. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

And to you as well Denise ! Thank you ----:-}

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