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Everything I Dreamed Of, Nothing I Imagined

Updated on August 26, 2009

“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“The love of your life”, whispered my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be older.”

“He helps you and comforts you”,

My heart whispered to me.

“Listen.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“Our beloved,” said my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be taller.”

“He keeps you safe and protects you,”

My heart said to me.

“Watch.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“Your eternal flame,” declared my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I thought he would be closer.”

“Distance is false, his soul stands beside you,”

My heart explained to me.

“Feel.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“My desire,” asserted my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“I never thought he’d be so gifted.”

“He teaches you and guides you,”

My heart entreated me.

“Accept.”


“Knock, knock”, said my heart

“Who’s there”, I asked

“The one,” announced my heart.

“No, that’s not right,” I whispered back.

“He’s nothing like I imagined.”

“He’s everything you dream of”

My heart pleaded with me.

“Love him.”


For my heart’s sake I started to listen.

For my heart’s sake I started to watch.

He comforted me and made me feel safe.

For my heart’s sake I started to feel.

For my heart’s sake I started to accept.

For my heart’s sake I started to love.

For my sake I continue.


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    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This is beautiful! How great that love has found you. I am very happy for you. Thank you for sharing this. A new fan.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      ralwus, Thank you...I think so also. It was quite a surprise when I realized I was in love. I thought I was immune! :D

      saddlerider1, Love may be fleeting, but I think that once you find the right one, it is forever! I never would have guessed it would happen to me. :D

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      saddlerider1 

      8 years ago

      May love be eternally yours to share, give and be ever so happy with the love of and in your life. LOVE is fleeting, but once captured and tempered a delight for the rest of your life. Peace

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      ralwus 

      8 years ago

      This is so beautiful and that picture of the rat on the cat so fits you and Lexi. LOL

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      SweetMocha-Monroe, Thank you very much! :D

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      SweetMocha-Monroe 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful. I love it.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Disturbia, I'm glad you liked it...it's a true story. :D

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      Disturbia 

      8 years ago

      This is wonderful. I love what you've done here. Very creative!

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      rebekahELLE, Thank you so much! I hope your friends like it also. I'm very glad I listened to my heart! :D

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      rebekahELLE 

      8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      sooooo beautiful! I'm printing this one out kari, and sending to a few friends. thank you for sharing it here with us! :)

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Di, Thanks and thanks for the hug! I am very happy. :D

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      djp21 

      9 years ago

      Kari... I love the poem! I just sent you a message on Facebook (easier for me than tracking down e-mail addresses or figuring out messaging here), so check your inbox there when you get a chance. Consider this my virtual hug to my big sister, who truly sounds happy - and that makes me happy. :) (See... that typed smile proves it! ha.)

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Stolas, Thank you. I found someone very good, following my heart. :D

      Uriel, Your joke made me chuckle. I'm glad you liked the poem. Thanks for the very kind words! :D

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      Uriel 

      9 years ago from Lebanon

      wooooooooooow...K@ri...very...beautiful..and..intriguing..

      There...is..no..doubt

      ...that..it...was..more..

      and..better./.than...what...i...expected..:D...genuine!!!

      PS:i..heard..this..knock..knock...joke...once...it..made..me..laugh

      KNOCK..knock

      who..is...there.

      Me...i..kill..you

      nevertheless, this..was..outstanding

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      Stolas 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Very warming, you have a very intuitive spirit, I like that. Your heart speaks and you asses. I really like this because it makes me realize that we are all guided twords the good in life. great poem.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Invictus, I'm very glad you think so! :D

      Haunty, Yes, my heart knew the truth before my mind would admit it. Thank you :D

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      lxxy, As long as you like it, I am very, very happy. :D It is all that really matters to me. :)_)

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Whikat, Thank you, I am very happy for myself also! I would have to agree, I found the best. Or, he found me. :D I'm glad you like the poem also. :)

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      Haunty 

      9 years ago from Hungary

      Yes, yes. Your heart, k@ri. I'm happy for you. :)

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image

      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 

      9 years ago

      This is so lovely, k@ri!! :)

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      lxxy 

      9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      k@ri..it's the sweetest thing ever. =)

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      Whikat 

      9 years ago

      k@ri, This is so beautiful. I am so very happy for you. You deserve the best and I am sure you found him! Very lovely pics and words my dear friend. :-)

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Randy, You too, huh? :D

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      This one hit a little too close to home for me. Great job.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      Pachuca, Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

      Thanks jill! It's true, our hearts know best.

      Birte, I'm glad you liked it!

      Hi shamel! Thanks for the nice words! :D

      frogdropping, I'm very glad you like it. Thank you!

      Shalini, You are too kind. :D

      loua, Thank you. It is very heartfelt. :D

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      loua 

      9 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      k@ri, Great collage of picture and word art; not to mention the sentiment, it was heart felt...

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      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      wow k@ri - just wow!

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      Andria 

      9 years ago

      k@ri - this is a wonderful piece and I agree with lxxy - the words and pictures together are beautiful :)

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      shamelabboush 

      9 years ago

      Very nice dialogue :) ((knock knock!!!) nice...

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      BirteEdwards 

      9 years ago

      Well said and expressed, to listen to our heart and to follow our heart. With that comes wisdom

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      jill of alltrades 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      This is beautiful k@ri! I love the photos too. They complement the words very well.

      Yes, our heart knows best especially when it comes to the love of our life.

      All the best!

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      Pachuca213 

      9 years ago

      This was so moving and the photos made it all the more enjoyable. Great job chica!

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      dohn, Thank you. It is because of how I feel. It is a true story. I am a very lucky woman :D

      lxxy, I am very glad you liked it, because it is all about you. For my sake I continue! I'm glad I listened to my heart. Thank you for being you! I could not be happier. :D

      ralwus, Isn't funny how our hearts know before our minds? Mine sure did. :D

      kotrodimosp, Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. :D

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      kotrodimosp 

      9 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your post. The pictures make it stand out compellingly. I love it.

      Paul

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      ralwus 

      9 years ago

      Kewl! Just what happened to me. Great job. lot of memories here.

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      lxxy 

      9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Beautiful pictures, beautiful words. Love every sight, sound, and mental imagery. =D

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This is amazing K@ri. I you certainly have something here.

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