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Always Follow Your Heart

Updated on November 22, 2016
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my hubby, Martin & cat, Sid.

Life is not always kind

and at times love is out of sight.

It will be alright -

as long as you follow your heart.

The night might seem dark

as storm clouds gather,

lightning and thunder flashing above.

Life might take you upon a stormy sea,

but there is hope for a brighter tomorrow,

when you can leave behind all sorrow.

Hope that the morning will dawn,

even if things seem so out of sync,

it will be alright -

Just follow your heart.

Have you ever seen your dreams?

Like colorful balloons,

floating high in the sky,

seemingly out of reach -

but oh, so beautiful.

Bringing precious memories,

reminding us of the love we share.

You can reach out

and know that there are special dreams,

that with time become reality.

It will be alright -

as long as you follow your heart.

Has the road ever seemed,

so very long,

that at the crossroads -

you don’t know which way to turn.

Always trust your instincts

and your heart will tell you the rest,

never put it to the test -

Just follow your heart.

Look toward smiles,

that are bright and genuine,

never cold and false.

Look for eyes that shine,

with love and warmth,

when tears fall unchecked,

like a swift flowing river.

Know that eventually,

even rivers become calm,

be daring and take a look -

at what is around the river’s bend.

Know that our love will continue to glow,

as long as we keep holding on,

to the dreams we share

and always follow your heart.

© 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Yes indeed Shauna. It is often when we really aren't sure that our hearts make everything so right.

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      Shauna L Bowling 8 months ago from Central Florida

      Words of wisdom, my poetic friend!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Paula. Blessings to you.

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      Paula 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      GRL....."Always follow your heart!" Yes, of course. Thank you for so beautifully expressing in poetry, as only you can, the truth, wisdom and vitality of this mantra of belief!......Wonderful GRL. Peace, Paula

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you FlourishAnyway. I think it is important to never give up on dreams.

      Thank you William

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      William Kovacic 8 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      A beautiful piece, Rasma. I do admit there have been times following my has gotten me in trouble, though. Still, those were the exceptions rather than he rule. Well done!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      We all have dreams, even those that are lofty and hard to reach. However difficult, it's important to keep reaching. You provide the encouragement to do so.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Ruby. It is the best you can do - follow your heart.

      Thank you Audrey.

      Thank you Patricia and blessings to you.

      Thank you Bill. I keep remembering a quote from an animated film - never say never.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Genna.

      Thank you Vellur.

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      Genna East 8 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Rasma, beautiful words from a classic writer, poet and dreamer.

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      A great message that we all need. Keep flying the flag, my friend.

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      Bill Holland 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Have you noticed all the people around you who have given up on their dreams? The numbers seem to be multiplying daily and I find that sad, and I love this poem for the message.

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      Nithya Venkat 8 months ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem, the heart knows what is best.

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      Patricia Scott 8 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes m'am....our hearts lead us to places our minds may not wish to travel.

      Was mesmerized from beginning to end....lovely.

      Angels are once again on the way ps

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Such a beautiful write!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! You always win when you follow your heart.