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Poem - The Song in Your Head

Updated on November 15, 2010

Is there a song in your head?
Is it about happy
Or dread?
Does your mind echo
From emptiness
And of love hanging by a thread?
Can you not fill it
With your own being
Rather than another's instead?
Do you live on
Awaiting life to start
While only cursing the past?
Ask yourself why you must
Deny who you are
And live only for love at last
Your lover wants you
And not their own reflection
Do you not know this is so?
It is time to be the garden
Instead of a flower waiting to be picked
Only then will love begin to grow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      ndbisi 6 years ago from NIGERIA

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      ndbisi,

      I have not come here to ask for or give money... I am here to learn... good luck...

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Love this poem. Rather than waiting for my life to start, I am just living it. Thanks for a thought provoking piece.

      Namaste.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Deborah... I once read an interview with Joni Mitchell and she described her earlier years (in her twenties) as one steeped in a "where's my mate, where's my mate" pathos. As she matured she began to develop her sense of self and set herself free....

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      It's a good piece...very thought provoking for the reader. Love the last two lines, it sums the Poem up so nicely.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you b....

      You are too kind as usual...

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      It is exquisite in its simplicity and heart. I love this one!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Nellieanna,

      THANK YOU AGAIN!

      I go from long ones to short ones. The short and sweet are the most challenging... you have to say a lot with little...

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      GALI 6 years ago from trenton nj

      The songs in my head are many

      maybe a symphony or few...

      hardly can it be called empty

      but then.....

      how could I have just added you?

      I guess the space is there

      eh, why should I care?

      pull up a chair, sit anywhere

      and whistle me a tune.

      songs of life

      songs of strife

      its all music to the ears

      we measure our lives not in years

      but perhaps in all the songs we've heard.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Gali for that nice poem you wrote. Welcome and please come back anytime...

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      gali 6 years ago

      Well, its your fault, if I didnt read your poem I would never have felt poetic today. See? keep singing everyone, someone out there will hear ya!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I'm glad I was able to prompt you... keep it going!

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      I could've have read this at a better time. Thank you so much for posting. Voted up!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you dadydreamer,

      I hope any time will be a better time for you...

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      Eco_Ali 6 years ago from Central New Jersey ~Trenton/Princeton area

      Beautiful words, really enjoyed the poem. I'm waiting for new opportunities yet I hesitate, holding back in the shadows, praying that my shaking trepidation will soon release me. Your words capture the feeling. Thanks.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Eco_Ali,

      It takes courage to live in this world. I hope you can move in the direction you wish. Sometimes moving with caution is wise... but in the end you have to be true to yourself (as long as you don't hurt anyone - classic disclaimer eh?)...

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