Every Heart

Every heart goes through seasons;
every soul sometimes dims.
Spring isn’t meant to be eternal;
shadows may need to become friends.

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Pain cannot be avoided,
but heartache need not break us;
When the last leaf falls,
it’s the tree’s self-preservation.

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Winter brings delicate beauty
to those possessing appreciation.
Some blessings bloom brightly;
others require effortful observation.

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Fragile flowers sometimes get pelted
by heavy winds and torrential downpours;
sometimes a petal falls, is lost,
but the stalk outlasts the storms.

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My heart too 
like yours
encounters these same seasons;
we need not expend the emotional energy 
keeping up such false appearances.

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Nature threads and laces,
weaves together and connects,
my heart with yours and his and hers
on this together shared planet.

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The divinity of creation
surrounds our grounded souls,
beckoning us to be open to receiving
the healing powers it bestows. 

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I took my battered heart
to the altar of the sun
and laid it before my Lord
to mend once more what had come undone.

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He repaired it whole
and adorned it with even more,
kissed my bowed head
and sent blessings nonstop forth.

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Poem and images ©LauraDenise

22 thoughts on “Every Heart

  1. A truly beautiful poem Laura, and I loved this Stanza…
    “Pain cannot be avoided,
but heartache need not break us;
When the last leaf falls,
it’s the tree’s self-preservation.”

    Liked by 1 person

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