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A well inside of me - a poem

Updated on April 4, 2012

This poem was inspired by Deborah Brooks poem of love to her sons. As I read the poem and wrote a comment I was inspired to write this. Debbie I love your poetry and I am glad that one of your poems inspired me to do this today.

Love is a never ending, ever interesting and unending source of joy. For me to love is to be me, to be free of all that is not love. I honestly do not want to have anything to do with hate, indifference, grudge or rancor. Life is beautiful when I look at it with eyes of love and love alone. I refuse to think negatively or contemplate on anything that is not positive. I am happiest when I can share my love.... and this is my love offering for today..

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A well inside of me .....


There is a well inside of me,
brimming with love, so patiently,
sometimes still, it quietly waits,
for an opportune time and place.
In quietness and peace,
it does not cease,
but spreads all around and grows,
until it can hold no more, then it overflows!
In pain it does calmly hold,
the negative thoughts away,
It wishes well and never spells,
doubts or disaster any day!
It doesn't matter who comes or goes,
my love is here to stay,
to them that open up, it flows,
and surrounds them in everyway!
The well inside never dries,
even as time quickly flies,
friends or foes, it doesn’t care,
It is every ready to share!
A fool I may be, for all to see,
To love is to be free,
from malice and vanity,
from hurt and insanity!
To love, is to be me,
and give with my heart so full and free,
of the warmth within my being,
unconditional and never ceasing!
It rarely seems like hate or strife,
finds a place in my life,
“I love you always” is what I say,
meaning it in every way!
Your actions are yours alone,
it has no bearing on me,
All I have known, is to love alone,
So I could really be me!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raci, I am so happy that you want to be immersed in that well..but I guess there is a well inside of you too... (((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))) to you ... May you always be surrounded by love all the days of your life... Be blessed. Peace and love!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Peace be with you Shim...i want to be engulfed with that well, and fully immerse myself with it...thank you for the inspiration...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Onlooker, Thank you. A strength and a weakness at the same time.. Thanks for the beautiful comment. Have a Blessed day!

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      onlooker 5 years ago

      This is beautiful, thank you. How beautiful your love flows, then overflows..

      Voted up and surely beautiful!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Eddy, Wow talented is you! Your poetry is forever inspirational. Thank you for your kind words. Have a blessed day. Peace and love!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Debbie, Your poem overflowed with love.. I caught it and it inspired me.. Thanks you are always an inspiration. Have a blessed day. Peace and love!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      AE, love is indeed a gift, that needs to be given and received.. needing action on both sides. Thanks for your kind words. Have a blessed day. Peace and love!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Audrey, thank you for those lovely words. Have a blessed day. Peace!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Princess Prisca, Thanks for that outstanding comment. i appreciate that. Have a blessed day. Peace and love!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      tobusiness, Thank you for your kind comment. Love is such a simple thing, like Senoritaa says we have complicated it and narrowed it to mean just a few things. Have a blessed day! Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Sonya Morley, Thanks for such a lovely comment. It is wonderful to have you visit my page.. Have a blessed day!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Vinaya, Thank you that you started with this.. Sometimes the love within seems so overwhelming... sharing it makes it double.. Have a blessed day!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Frank, That is an awesome comment. Thank you. I am always honored to have you here on my pages. Have a blessed day!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Senoritaa, Thanks for the comment. It does hurt when you are taken for a fool. But if to love is to be a fool then let me remain a fool is my attitude. Have a blessed day!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Billybuc, you are a wonderful person. Thank you for the encouragement and support. I appreciate that very much. Have a blessed day!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Wow you really are so very talented and this one has to be awarded my 'Up up and away'.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful Easter.

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ms Shimmering Dawn.. You honored me by mentioning my name with this most lovely and wonderful poem. Mine can never compare you this beautiful poem . It grabs your soul and pulls with such a force ohhh I love it.'

      Thank you Again

      And I really voted up and awesome and beautiful and everything that is good and loving

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful and inspiring..Love is a gift to give and receive..

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful writing and beautiful hub!

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      Princess Prisca 5 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

      shimmering Dawn,

      Simply Beautiful and Useful!

      To close one's eyes and dream of a world, where EVERYONE in it ~ loved exactly how your poem reads WORD FOR WORD.

      Great and outstanding!

      Voting way way up and across the board!

      Blessings!

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      What an amazing place this world would be, if we could all love like this. excellent piece of work. bless you

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      Sonya L Morley 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Beautiful, a wonderful affirmation of what it means to love, I am so glad I read this.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      What a wonderful poem I chose to read in this logging session.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness shim-dawn this is the best hub I read so far today up and awesome!!!!!

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      I cannot express in words how inspiring that felt. Its so simple, "To love is to be free..", why on earth do we all make it so difficult, one may wonder.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are an exceptional writer and it is an honor to follow you. That about says it all my dear; you are getting better with each of your works.