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Knowing You Beyond Valentines: Essential Poem 69

Updated on May 17, 2013
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What does it take to know the one you love?

'Knowing You Beyond Valentines,' is about telling the one you care about most, exactly why you care about them. Valentines Day is an opportunity to show someone that you love them; for who they are in your life. So then, why not choose to have those perfect words and take the chance to say them, on any day of the year? Follow your heart and trust the beat of the heart that you love most, to guide you. To do that, one must understand and know what that beat is really saying to you.

Having that ability to do so, is the very thing that can set you apart from all those who, for whatever reason, seem to struggle to communicate their true feelings, to others. Perhaps the words in this piece can help you to get that message across! This is the essential poem 69, by New Zealand poet, Pearldiver. Never be afraid to communicate how you feel to others, life is too short to waste that opportunity to love and be loved, to know and to be known, beyond Valentines... and so enjoy, all that each friendship and all love brings.

Copyright © 2013 Pearldiver – Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

When a lotus dreams, she dreams of knowing the lover who is worthy of her heart, her scent and her timeless beauty! ... PD

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Essential Poem 69.

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Knowing You Beyond Valentines...

'Knowing You'

A truly great thing about knowing you

Above the rest, has to be

That I do, I really do believe

That over the time I’ve known you

I’ve learned to understand

Learned to listen

Learned to see

Though I have to say

I often wonder, if it’s you

Who has, always known, me!

Each time that we talk

Your heart seems to point out

The perfect way, to be happy

And I’ve learned its vulnerability

Its fragility, its depth and its true style

Why you are so driven, to just be

Why I miss you, if we’re apart, for just awhile

Why you seem to be, so fresh and new

From a glow, that seems to shine right through

Your presence, and there, within your eyes, a smile..

But the greatest thing

About knowing you

Above all else, just has to be

That I do, I really, really do

And how, for the first time, I just knew

How much I’d fallen in love with you

When I learned, exactly what it would mean, in the end

Because your heart secretly, trusted me

Beyond Valentines

Beyond my being, your greatest friend…


* Words by Pearldiver *

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Perhaps it's all too hard to show your feelings?

Sometimes it takes a lot courage to say how you feel about someone you care about. Others may find that social media has actually provided greater opportunities to be, or be seen as, a great communicator. Generally though, it usually all comes down to having the personal confidence to act on your feelings. If you feel that your confidence is lacking then don't beat yourself up because of that, give yourself a chance to gain the belief in yourself that is required to develop personal confidence and the power to express yourself positively. Trust your instincts when it comes down to choosing the right words for the occasion; it's amazing what you can convey when you truly speak from the heart. After all, heartfelt words always mean much more... Good Luck.

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Prisana, sorry about the delay in reply... what an interesting comment... cheers. The point you make on ownership is so true for so many and yet so few, consider the reality of their expectations. I'm also mindful that howling dogs can often be taken to mean, "Get up and feed me! Now! Unconditionally!" :) Glad you enjoyed this piece.. take cake.. PD

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      Prisana Nuechterlein 4 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

      Aloha from Maui...I am up in Kula, reading your poem...beautiful and sometimes it does take courage to say/write what is truly in our hearts...sometimes the intensity of love = the opposite...69...I love the saying that if you love something or is it someone, that you should let it go free...too often people confuse love with ownership...loving someone is loving them regardless of anything in return and only wanting the best for them...the dogs are howling around me now...perhaps in agreement...they love unconditionally...

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Oh okay, understand what you are saying and sure, for any new relationship there will always be some level of uncertainty... however, it is often prudent to dispel that feeling before moving into the next phase, which is more in line with this piece, as friendship had already been long established... not saying you're wrong, just explaining the theme in a greater context... Thanks for your compliments on this piece, I do 'see' what you are saying... cheers for saying... take care.. PD

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Your poem does portray a beautiful picture of unconditional friendship, no doubt about it..... When I mentioned 'uncertainty', I was thinking out loud..... Uncertainty in a new relationship when a person is not sure if the other has the same feeling as them.

      I see the depth in your words which, as I mentioned before, touches the heart. Beautiful in every sense! :)

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Becky, thank you very much for that.. yes, I'm sure that regret is shared by many and its relevance, completely missed by many others.. Of course, Valentines is a time that serves to remind us that we should at least think about others, albeit in a commercial manner... the rest of the year certainly does provide a chance to 'get to know' someone, in a far less commercial way doesn't it... :) Glad you enjoyed this piece.. and I do appreciate your words also.... cheers.. you take care... PD

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Lizzie, thanks for taking the time to read and remark on this piece... glad you liked Poem 69. Uncertainty is not part of this as it is about knowing... actually really knowing the other person.. completely. As such, doubt does not enter the equation, as this style of relationship calls for understanding the person completely, as a friend... that one position, one should never have need to ever question or doubt...

      Perhaps that aspect of the poem is too subtly placed, though it is there... even beyond the title.. This is also a poem about what unconditional relationships can be when no demands are made... It's quite deep though, in its range of interpretations... cheers.. take care... PD

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Such beautiful and honest advice in this. I often wonder how I would feel today if I had not taken the time to express my heartfelt appreciation of those now no longer around to hear it. Valentines Day is a wonderful reminder to carry throughout the year.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is absolutely beautiful, words that touch the heart and makes you wonder! But there is always that uncertainty of not being sure if the other person has the same feelings, right?

      This is my favorite, so far, from your collections :)

      Always enjoy your poems, thanks for sharing, PD.

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Martin, thank you for your compliment on this piece, I appreciate your support on this subject... one for a great deal of people may be just too subtle to actually appreciate the importance of, within life and relationships... I find it quite unbelievable how little some know about the simple arts of communication and caring for others... I trust such advice is not too late... cheers for taking the time... take care.. PD

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Bravo! Wonderfully expressed. Thank you for this.

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      Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Ruby, thank you for taking the time to read and pen your positive comment on this piece... Yes absolutely, friendship sets the foundation for any solid relationship... trust though IMO is the real keystone... Glad you enjoyed Poem 69 and what it means to the author, to know others... cheers.. you take care... PD

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful PD, I think you've found the key, friendship. Love seems to evolve after knowing the heart of a true friend, and you mentioned trust, which is very important for a successful relationship. Thank you. Loved it...

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