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Mellow Legacy of Truth

Updated on October 6, 2015



It makes no sense

Except for this -

It works!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Perhaps, my dear -

I may understand you

Clearer than it may appear.

Sometimes the heart can hear

Pulses that escape the ear.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Is that angels' wings I hear?

Is love so near?

Yet I can't touch it?

Why not?

Can't it appear

So I can be whole again

And know?

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

If I count my treasures

They are many.

Those that cannot be counted

Are the best.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Beauty is

What's alien

In what's


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



A man

Is no man

Who isn't.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

So full am I

Of life and joy

And desire to

Share it.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

I would come to you


As often as I need to come

To get inside.

But if you want me not

And turn me off

I will not come again.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

You came into my life,

My life

With no past or future

And little but

A fleeting present.

You gave into my life


A precious past

When you were near,

A future to anticipate,

A present sweetened

With its thoughts of you.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

When I know you best,

I can describe it least.

At this moment,

I know.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

You are like

Apples on an apple tree,

Or sweet peas on

A sweet pea vine

What else would one expect?

How glad I am you're mine!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

If I could speak to you today,

What would I say?

Hasn't it been said in every way


Am I to simply listen?

And is it silence I must hear


I cannot bear to never

Hear your voice again,

Nor feel your presence.

And fantasy cannot sustain me.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

What is it that troubles you?

What fires have seared your soul?

What froze your mercy





And blocked

The passageway inside?

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

One face

One voice

One smile

One pair of eyes

One pair of hands

One silver head.

One hope

One faith

One love

One need

One world

One man -

I cherish.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay




The spell.

The music and the silence

Speak for us who

Recognize the soul.

You know what I mean

And you hear well.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

It always used to make me cry ~

But you forgot

To turn the sun on

For me today.

And since you went away,

The moon has gone to sleep

In someone else's shadow.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      Phyllis, I thank you so much for visiting and especially for so beautifully appreciating my hub and poetry!

      My own memories of true love are very dear to me, too, and I love thinking of and writing about them as they were when happening.

      My soul-mate-beloved has been passed on over 7 years, after 29 years of true bliss and true partnership together. Sometimes I guess experience and maturity, along with love and attraction, make for nearly perfect love and togetherness. I can still feel his love and enjoy actual things we shared which are all around me. My life was so blessed with and by him.

      I enjoyed young love, too, of course. One began when I was just 7, waited 9 years before he noticed me, developed into serious plans, but circumstances stepped in and ended it Then 30 or so years later he reappeared, still interested, but I was already committed to my true love. But friendship followed with the 3 of us till he passed away, since he finally recognized I had a mind! haha

      So, though none turned out to be "the" loves of my life, some became life-long friendships and still bring good memories, - though they were/are nothing compared to later on and the real love of my life.

      It's good to realize that no love can be lost, whatever its outcome. Knowing that helps with any negative feelings one might nurture if the outcome is not as hoped. ~Love is always a blessing, a gift and a privilege. I know that I have been richly blessed with love in my life.

      Thank you, Phyllis!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Nellieanna dear, I love these poems of love and nostalgia - so beautiful. The song is so appropriate for your heart-touching lyrics. It brought back some memories of love I had known as a young woman just starting out in life. Thank you for this moment of beauty.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, Patricia, that makes me feel so good. Those kinds of lines my muse brings me please me, too. It is a gift - to me! - when they happen. When someone else feels they are, too, it's a major gift!

      Yes, I feel the presence of angels this evening. Thanks for reminding me.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Audrey~ thank you for your gracious comment! Yes, I am well and happy. Things are going well, including some of the dreaded things, like finishing my taxes to get in by the extension deadline and some other demanding things. The weather is pleasant and fall is in the air. I hope all is well with you, too!

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a lovely collection

      "Sometimes the heart can hear

      Pulses that escape the ear"...that is so very true. You have such a gift to be able to compose such lovely pieces.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Beautiful work! I hope this finds you well and happy!!

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, hello - your comments are always a bright note in my day! Thank you!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Another lot of so enjoyable poems which b ring so much happiness in a very tiresome and dreary world. Thank you.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Martie - I actually hesitated to share some of these, they are so 'close to the bone', probably more so in my mind than they are to the reader. I had others sorted out for it which I didn't include, but I'm sort of working on a hub with them now.

      Thank you for your appreciation. It means a lot to me. Your words say it all, and beautifully. Hugs, dear cyber daughter.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Ken - that song really did make me cry every time I heard it during a low time of my life - for the girl I had been whom I thought was gone forever. These poems were written as I was beginning to see the light again, but not clearly. It was during a series of "fertile fluxes" in which I was seeing how each "downer" makes way for a bounce back up to a higher plateau. When I named them "fertile fluxes" - I began to feel much less discouraged as downs came, as they always do - so we can have ups. Anyway, I'm seem to be incapable of staying down, so even "Once Upon A Time" began to remind me that I was still that girl with moonlight in her eyes, just blurred for awhile. And forty or so years later - I know it's so! :-)

      I loved that movie, "The Scent of A Woman", with poor old blind Al Pacino holding on to life and love, sort of like poor old Dr. Zivago in that earlier movie. It's incredible how mind-boggling a man's love for a woman can be when it is deep and real. I'm glad to have been on the receiving end of it a time or two. Often it's not expressed in words so much as in everything a man does which expresses it. What a gift it is!

      Thank you for those lovely praises.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Sigh, Sunnie. Poor little chickies. If your ground is like mine, it doesn't retain the moisture and coolness too long. No wonder you must wet it often for the little things. I'm trying to keep my trees from dying mostly. Glad right now not to have any animals. I notice the birds really hover around when I'm watering the trees. I'm not seeing squirrels so often as usual, though. I'm sure they wouldn't want to be in my attic now!!

      Dallas temperature is 110 but I'm on the northeast part of Dallas, closer to Garland & Mesquite which are always cooler. Right now it's 108 here. Still plenty hot. I came from the drier part of the state and still have my ranch in it. But people in these other areas are not used to coping with all this.

      Yes - I've always loved fall - and been aware that one reason is that it ends the heat! But this is one for the records!

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      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, this is too beautiful! Whatever words I choose will not be good enough to explain the mysterious and captivating beauty of your poems. Nellieanna, it is a privilege to be one of your followers.

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      7 years ago

      How wonderful and "Once Upon a Time" so appropriate for these beautiful pieces you blessed us with here Nellieanna. It's so fulfilling to rest our weary souls and reflect back in time when life was grand. Yes we had our down moments, yet UP moments to, and for many of us a plenty.

      I can honestly say, even though I shared many dark moments in my life at the hubs in my scribes, I cherished the beauty of living in many great times. Always in my life to give it added pleasure was the "Scent of a Woman" for without it, my days were empty.

      These hallmark pieces you shared here Nellieanna are simply a bouquet of the finest cut flowers that would touch my senses when I walk through your garden. You always leave me with your sweetest nectars. I am truly blessed to have you as a friend. Hugs to you from me.

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Hi Nellie,

      We also keep the house a bit warmer and try conserve water..I feel so sorry for my six little chickens..while they hide under the banana trees for shade, it is still so hot..I wet the ground a few times a day so at least they have a cool place to lay..I do feel so sorry for the farmers and ranchers..I see all the corn fields that have just burned up..take care of yourself..looking forward to fall..



    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Kitty - Thanks for noticing the Victorian images, - among my favorites. They seemed to fit the spirit of these poems. Thanks for the votes, too!

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      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Voted up and beautiful! Absolutely stunning, as always. I love the Victorian pictures sprinkled throughout your gorgeous words. Very romantic.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Jaye! Good to see you! Thank you for those kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed my poems! It always does me good to see that you've visited and approve! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, Gerry. They brought a few tears to mine, as well. Hugs

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, my, Christoper - cool and rainy sound like heaven! I'm watering my back yard right now - before it starts to boil out there. I'm looking forward to October! Thank you for the very welcome visit! Hugs.

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      Jaye Denman 

      7 years ago from Deep South, USA

      What beautiful words and thoughts, Nellieanna....Your poems are pithy, and you can put more truth and insight into a few short lines than anyone else I know.

      I especially like: "Sometimes the heart can hear/pulses that escape the ear."

      So very true.

      Thanks again for sharing with your admirers/friends on HP.


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      7 years ago from east of the equator

      The beauty of your words have brought me to joyful tears.

      Hugs, g

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      7 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Thanks for those lovely uplifting words on this rainy cool August morning Nellieanna. Yesterday was quite hot though, but nothing like what you are suffering.

      Hope things get better soon.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Sunnie - Thank you! I appreciate that.

      The heat and dryness are really ominous. Some nearby areas are running short of power and are forced to dip into emergency reserves for water, those being for fighting fires. Our forecast shows no relief for at least another week - and no reason to think it will change after that. Over 110 now.

      I'm very conservative and doing my part, as well as staying comfortable enough. But I lost A/C last week one day - and it was NOT great. I feel really badly for folks without any. Then I remember growing up without any and it was no cooler then. I think people's systems adjust. I know that I've accustomed myself to a bit warmer house now than I had for many years.

      I hope you're doing well. We really do all need relief. Poor farmers and ranchers.

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      My Dear Nellie,

      Beautiful in every way..I don't know which one I like best as all are so wonderful. I love your new profile pic..such a beautiful woman you are..:) I hope you are manageing this Texas heat..Oh I pray for some relief soon..Take care my friend,



    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, dear DRBJ - thank you. These are especially 'tender'. I'm so pleased that you're my first visitor! Hugs.

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      So beautiful, Nellieanna - as always. Your sweet, compassionate nature shines through every word and every creative verse, my dear. Thank you for this treat.


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