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The restless voice~ A Poem

Updated on January 16, 2014
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

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Your deepest part

Is longing to retire

But death is more than just death.


The pain is palpable

In the middle of the night

When the creation shuts down.


And the world is quiet

Emptiness refused to leave

But breathing still.


Holding on and hoping

And ‘though the pain still lingers

You still wish for the best.


To rest with a peaceful heart

Because in the end

We all want the same.


To love and be loved,

To find comfort and

To feel that we’ve arrived.


Surely that day will come

You may not hear it in the news

Or read in the tabloid.


But you’ll certainly feel it

On the flick of air

In the stillness of the night.


When the heart becomes mute

To the sound of its own breathing

Wanting what it cannot own.


Silent, you restless voice!

Copyright@CrisSp~TM / 10-2013. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

© 2013 CrisSp

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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      6 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Venkatachari M: Thank you.

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      Venkatachari M 

      6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's too much painful and emotionally touching.

      People often go through such moments in life when depressed or agitated. You portrayed it very aptly and appealingly.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Frank Atanacio: Thank you.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      a wonderful piece my friend.. wonderful :)

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      AudreyHowitt : Thank you Audrey. You're the sweetest!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      autisticpoet: Did it really happen to you? Well, I look forward to reading your next hub about it and really glad you're still here hubbing with us. Cheers!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Just came back to read this beautiful piece!

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      autisticpoet 

      3 years ago

      I died once. I first felt my lungs shut down, then my heart stopped. One organ at a time.

      Luckily, I am still here. Stay tuned for a new poem based on my experience!

      Thanks for the idea, and I really love this poem!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jodah: Thank you. I very much appreciate the support.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sunshine (Linda): Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Vellur: Thank you.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poetry Cris, I can't believe I missed this the first time. The lines: "To rest with a peaceful heart

      Because in the end

      We all want the same.

      To love and be loved,

      To find comfort and

      To feel that we’ve arrived."

      ..are so true. "Unchained Melody" can't go wrong with that. ..Well done once again. Voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Your poem got my vote! :)

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Came back to read, beautiful poem.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nell: Good to see you here. Thank you for gracing this page and keeping it alive. Much appreciated.

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      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      Beautiful poem, yes all we want is to be loved and love back, nell

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      SAQIB6608: Thank you.

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      SAQIB 

      3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Beautiful poem. Loved reading it. @Cris Sp

      Go On

      Regards

      SAQIB

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      SAQIB 

      3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Beautiful poem. Loved reading it. @Cris Sp

      Go On

      Regards

      SAQIB

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol, Ed! Well, thanks for the stop. :)

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      ahorseback 

      4 years ago

      Thank YOU ! Now will you be my therapist ? lol....Ed

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DaveOnline: Thank you.

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      David Edward Lynch 

      4 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      Wonderful poem, the words you have written are so true.

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      Memuna Umber 

      4 years ago

      Hahaha and I am a morning person. If i sleep late, I freak out. :P

      yes, see ya there!

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Memuna: Happy that you have enjoyed this little creation I did in the middle of a restless night. I'm a night owl, you know. :) Thank you for reading and commenting. See you in the next hub stop.

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      Memuna Umber 

      4 years ago

      you're an exceptional poet. This was a beautiful poem, It had heartfelt emotions, and lessons between the lines.

      I really Enjoyed it!

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Vellur: Thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome poem, deep and intense. Painted powerful pictures.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Jeb Bensing! I'm glad you like it!

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Christina! Thank you and merry Christmas to you and yours! Sending you some love from the sky!

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      Jeb Stuart Bensing 

      4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      That was short, and yet very powerful! I liked that poem, good work.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Awesome poem. Your love for poetry follows you everywhere you go.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      annart: Thank you for gracing this page. Lovely to hear from you.

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      I love 'on the flick of air'; original. This is a deep, beautiful poem about all those thoughts that come in the dead of night. Up & beautiful.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      LKMore01: Thank you. *hub hugs*

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      LKMore01 

      4 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful poem from a beautiful soul, CrisSp.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      CMCastro: Thank you. Keep well Christina!

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      Christina M. Castro 

      5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Lovely thoughts!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Amen to that! Thank you. Peace and love~

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Silence, indeed. May it be imparted to us all, without any unnecessary turmoil.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gypsy: Thank you Rasma. Good to see you here!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      vkwok: Thank you and aloha! :) See you around HP!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      hawaiianodysseus: For my wings perches my soul, I cannot be kept in a cage or drowned in the barrel of water…wait a minute...where did that come from? I swear, it just popped out my head after reading your comments. :) Oh well, thank you Joe. Your comments just inspired me! I hope you're having a great weekend!

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lastheart: Thank you. I'm glad you got the message.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry and the video is just fantastic.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Lisa Luv!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Eddy! Nice to see you here. Thank you for everything.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Astra Nomik: Thank you. I haven't seen you in a while but I guess it's me, who's been MIA. I'll see you now in the next hub stop. Take care!

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      old albion: You're welcome Graham and thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      brownella: Thank you. I appreciate the sympathy felt on your message.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      AudreyHowitt: Pleased to see you see here. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      BlossomSB: I sincerely appreciate your visit and thank you for the compliment.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My pleasure Jamie. Thank you for popping by.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      poetic word bird: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Valleypoet: Good to see you here and thank you my friend for the inspiration that you are as well giving us here on HP. May the force be with you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thank you. I hope the weather in Croatia is as beautiful as you. :)

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Anna dear, thank you. Good to see you here in my little haven. :)

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Bravewarrior: Sha, thank you. I grew up with the song too (by the Righteous Bro) long before the movie "Ghost" and just love it. It gives me goose bumps even now.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Eric. Embracing your energy...yes, tomorrow always comes along with new love.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      kj force: Amen...and thank you. I'm smiling at your comments because you figure it so well. :)

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My pleasure Janet and thank you. :)

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing poem! And funny pic.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      You fly light, and you fly heavy! You swim in the shallows, and you dive in the deep! What a talented writer you are, CrisSp!

      Thank you for sharing this lovely and provocative piece with us.

      Hugs and aloha from the gray and wet Pacific Northwest!

      ~Joe

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Words to think about... truth is not a choice it is a "must". We need to be silent, to listen the restless voice.

      Sweet poem!

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Great work!!!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Great words from a wonderful heart. Enjoy your day ; this one voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This poem has a lovely ending and I love the flow and simplicity of your writing. You are a wonderful poet, CrisSP.

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you CriSp a delightful effort today.

      Graham.

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      brownella 

      5 years ago from New England

      Beautiful poem, amazing how deep down we all long for the same simple things. ps. I love the righteous brothers, great addition :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Beautiful! Especially your ending!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Kim! I'm glad you can relate and that you're slowing down as well like me...breathing and living at the moment. Thank you for the vote and for simply stopping by.

      Love and light~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hugs back to you Rolly! I see you're as well up early morning reading this and leaving me kind words. Have you slept at all or barely just like me? Taking a gravol tonight for sure...I run out of red wine and lazy to walk out. :)

      Pleased to see you here. Thank you.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Kamalesh050 : Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: I really like your hub name...:) Well, thank you for reading.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Mhatter: Slip away, slip away...let it be! :) Thank you Martin. I appreciate your presence here.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      It is indeed Tuatha! And, "don't it feel like heaven right now"...love the wordings of the that song. Thank you so much for gracing my day.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      word55: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Faith! Blessings back to you my dear and thank you for dropping by in the wee hour of the morning. I feel special! :)

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      dghbrh : Thank you for your generosity in leaving me with such kind words. Take care.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. Jamie

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      poetic word bird 

      5 years ago

      Very well done voted up...

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      Valleypoet 

      5 years ago

      Inspiring write...the longing to love and be loved runs very deep...you captured that here...thank you:-))

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The restless voice, a beautifully written poem and you shared this so well with such great expressions

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      Anna Haven 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      Deep and thought provoking. You expressed the emotions beautifully.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Cris, once again you've graced us with an awesome poem. I just love the song you chose. Every time I hear it, I think of the movie "Ghost", although I fell in love with this song long before the movie was made.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderfully done. I like that space. Strange maybe but I have been around long enough to know that tomorrow always comes along with new love.

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      kjforce 

      5 years ago from Florida

      CrisSp...very well written and deep. I got a different feel from others, I could imagine one laying down at end of day and drifting off in peace/ comfort , to the next phase of what lays beyond, still longing to be remembered by loved ones and hoping they made a difference in life...

      just my thoughts....up & sharing

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      Janet Giessl 

      5 years ago from Georgia country

      Wonderful words you wrote about giving love and being loved. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful expression of the longing in the heart told in such a way I can relate...

      V+

      Best to you,

      Kim

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi CrisSp... to be loved and love as well. Is it not the key to completion... well done my friend... love the heart you have...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Kamalesh050 

      5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Brilliant piece of work my friend. Keep up your good work.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      Simple yet elegantly stated, that is what we all want: to love and to have that love returned.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      You have no idea what this means tome as I slip away. thank you

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      Kari Shinal 

      5 years ago from AZ

      "The Waiting is the Hardest Part" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers comes to mind. Much Love. Ty CrisSp

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Hi CrisSp, That's a great style of expressing love. Keep up the great work.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Lovely ...yes, that is all we want, to love and be loved. Love the video too!

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Awesome poetry ....very deep and it flowed so spontaneously...Thank you. Votes up interesting and shared.

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