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Bleeding Heart

Updated on February 14, 2017
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Sometimes you put your heart on your sleeve

So that someone gets to watch you bleed

But people tend to run

At the slightest sight of blood

Especially if it gushes forth

Oozing out of every pore

But the thing about bleeding

Is that you either die or you start healing

And those who truly love without ceasing

Will be there after you pick up the broken pieces

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, how I can relate to this piece of poetic pain. All I can say is, " Thank God there was someone to pick up the broken pieces. " Another good one!

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      whonunuwho 5 weeks ago from United States

      This is so heartfelt and genuine my friend. Well portrayed in its message. Blessings. whonu

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Ruby. I have no idea where this one came from. I mean, it obviously comes from experience, but nothing I'm experiencing at the moment. It just popped into my head this morning. When the muse says "write this down," you obey or else it's gone.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, whonu. I appreciate that. Blessings to you as well.

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      John Hansen 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      WoW! I love this Shanmarie. So well expressed in so few words. Great job.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      A "wow" from a master poet? Thanks, Jodah!

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 weeks ago

      Shannon, this is beautiful, I love it.

      Blessings my friend

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      Paula 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      So intense, so deep, so touching~~~so TRUE. Always keep your muse moving forward.....

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Shyron. I appreciate that. Blessings to you too.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Intense? That word never describes me or my writing. Neither does deep. So why do I hear that so often? LOL.

      Actually, I generally take that as a compliment, at least when describing my writing, and especially coming from a friend. Thank you, Paula.

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      Maria Jordan 5 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Written from the heart - you and your muse make a lovely team.

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      Bill Holland 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I'd rather be a bleeding heart than have no heart at all...you, Lady, are filled with compassion and love.

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      Eric Dierker 5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This really reminded me of the notion "To love or not to love- that is the question". And of course yours is far better.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thanks, Maria. Funny how some things just seem to come from nothing at the strangest of times. I'll be thinking about one thing and the next thing I know. . .my thought train has gone off on some tangent that leads to the creation of something else.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thanks, Bill! I so totally second that notion - much better to have a bleeding heart than none at all. Emotion just means you're fully alive. :)

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi Eric,

      If that's a spin off of Shakespeare's "to be or not to be," I don't know if it's possible to get any better than Shakespeare! Isn't he the original romantic or something like that? LOL

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      Larry Rankin 5 weeks ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderfully done.

      I prefer to have emotions rather than be a rock.

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thanks, Larry. Depends on the type of rock, I guess. Some of them are tough when need be and have a soft side, too.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most emotional and expressive

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      Shannon 5 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Rasma. :)

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      John Ward 4 weeks ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      shanmarie. Nicely done. Excellent. When I first saw notice I thought it was a description of another style of bleeding heart. This is a term they give to people who really care about those who the world chosen to ignore. The piece was a surprise but when I read it, I could feel real passion and deep feeling. A good piece and very poignant. Congrats. It was GOOD.

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      Shannon 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Yes, faith-hope-love, I know what you mean about that kind of bleeding heart. To a degree, I could be classified as the kind you describe. But I am also glad you enjoyed the different meaning in what I wrote. I like to take things and look a little differently at them than the most common perception. Thanks for your kind compliment.

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