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Soul qualities from within - Jewels from the heart

Updated on May 11, 2016
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Nadine joined Kima Global Publishers in 2001. She loves creative writing and has written short stories about her own novel characters.

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Publishing verses & poetry

When Janette Mackenzie's manuscript came to us Robin was very weary to take it on, knowing that poetry does not sell, but I convinced him that is was worth it. We invested our money by producing two small books that fitted into a box. I did the artwork. Janette was a keen scrapbook teacher, so we hoped that she would sell her own verse bundles, but sadly she got ill soon after her book launch and since has past on. Over the following years we gave a lot away on book fairs and today its still available as a PDF download.

Below are some of the verses she wrote.


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This page is In honor of Jeanette Mackenzie whose work we published in 2005, sadly she passed away without her verses being published in print, but her verses are available as a PDF download

Affection

How many people realize?

What it really means

To have some true affection

An answer to your dreams

To feel that someone cares for you

And likes you, as you are

A small show of affection

Can help to heal a scar

Perhaps it is a gentle touch

Perhaps a caring smile

The gift of real affection

Lasts more than just a while

True affection has no strings attached

A moment is created

Give it with an open heart

But don’t feel obligated

So give it out with confidence

Expect nothing in return

Affection is a special gift

Something for which we yearn

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Affection

The touch of the tips of your fingers

The feeling of winding bare feet

The look in your eyes of affection

And holding your hand in the street

The feel of your arm around my shoulders

And stroking your hand through my hair

The gentlest touch….unexpected!!

Affection just shows that you care

A smile that is our own connection

Sitting close, yet in silence we share

The affection of our understanding

And knowing that each one is “there”

Affection feeds our “skin hunger”

Demonstrates how to ignite

And feed our much deeper emotions

Affection, so often feels right!

Affection

I know that I could give much more

But I need more affection

It seems you want me on demand

That makes me lose direction

I’d love it if we cuddled up

Or if you held my hand

Sometimes I have “skin hunger”

This is not what we’d planned

Affection goes with gentleness

There’s so much you will gain

If only you can show me more

Affection…………yes, that’s plain

Affection goes with foreplay too

I need to have some time

I’m not a light that switches on

For that would be sublime

Affection’s what I promise you

But have to get some back

Of all the things we share in life

Affection’s what we lack

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      So wonderful to read early this morning Nadine. This was beautiful to wake up to. It was so touching!

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      Farhat 3 years ago from Delhi

      So true, so pure..beautiful emotions that really touched the heart deep...thankyou for the wonderful poem of great feelings.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      This is very nice. It's true that if we just show a little affection, even non-romantic affection, than it can brighten someone's day.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you all - word55 - shara63 and ologsinquito for your kind words.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful words of affection Nadine. I especially love the term "skin hunger". I feel we all have that at times, and it needs to be satisfied. Voted up.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Jodah stole my ' skin hunger ' remark. Ha.. I have never heard that before. The poetry is beautiful and so very true. I also loved this, ' Sitting close, yet silence we share....Shared..

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You don't switch on and off??? :) I love to start my day with a beautiful poem...so thank you for the proper beginning of my Friday. I am blessed; I am surrounded by affection and I try very hard to give as much if not more back.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Beautiful poetry, Nadine! Affection and kindness can go a long way and indeed even heal old scars. The sad thing is that people don't realize it doesn't take much effort to be kind and give affection and the rewards are tremendous.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you, I reckon I am guilty of just taking affection for granted.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Such beautiful poetry! Affection is something we all need yet is too often not shown. Affection keeps the embers warm and the fire of love burning.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      This is so beautiful and moving I found myself tearing up shortly into it. It's so true, and so important. Beautifully done.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks to all seven of you for the kind responses about the two verses from Jeanette Mackenzie on Affection.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Lovely sentiments...we all need affection.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The poems are so lovely, Nadine. Thank you for sharing them.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Glad you like them Alicia

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I like your caution to "Expect nothing in return." It is the nature of genuine affection to give, not take. Thank you for such a beautiful read.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Dora. Yes indeed we must have no agenda.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Jewels from the heart is such a beautiful thought great emotions indeed.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi DDE glad you liked the thoughts

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      She is great he. I only now spotted the /my/hub/comments page. Sorry about responding so late.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful and I now look forward to so many more by you. Voted up, across and shared.

      Enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you Eddy, and thanks for your vote

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed poems! enjoyed reading, voted up.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for visiting this post and your vote up Nithya.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Nadine, you have stolen the heart of everyone by sculpting such wonderful poems that truly describe our feelings about affection. While reading these poems, I felt as if every word told in your poem had been lifted from my heart. Loved reading these very beautiful verses. Thank you. Voted up and shared.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi Nithya thanks for your voted-up

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I'm so glad Harish that you liked what I shared from Jewels from the heart

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