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' How Do I Reach You?

Rating: 2.9

If I could put it into words -
All that my heart is feeling,
Would they help to warm your heart
Or would they send you reeling?

There are so many emotions
So many words to say,
But which ones would you savor
And which ones throw away?

I live in indecision -
Which formula is best?
Overwhelm you with my thoughts
Or give your heart a rest;

It's difficult to hold inside
This flood of raw emotion
That threatens now to drown me
Like a shipwreck on the ocean;

I would die a thousand deaths
To think you never knew
Just how much you mean to me.............
But how do I reach you?


6/05/2009

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Rachel Butler 20 September 2009

It's difficult to hold inside This flood of raw emotion Rachel Ann Butler

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Afzal Shauq 14 August 2009

I would die a thousand deaths To think you never knew Just how much you mean to me............. But how do I reach you? yea agreed with your idea.. there are hundreds of hurdles, like feeling, thoughts, worries, dreams, emotions and much more things making us away from each other and sure I really support your idea that..to reach to some one..we have to face hudreds time death... love this poem..how sweetly written..liked and love it..10/10

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Alison Cassidy 13 June 2009

Your stylishly penned and intensely personal poem has such universality. How many lovers share your dilemma? Remember Viola in Twelfth Night? 'She never told her love, but let concealment like a worm in the bud, feed on her damasked cheek.' I lived with a man I loved for 27 years, bore him three children, yet never told my love. Why have we so little confidence, despite our inner knowing. Did our parents spoil us, or is it just that we tried too hard to please. This is a fine poem with an honest heart and a brilliant final stanza. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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T McH 11 June 2009

That, sweetheart, hits the nail right on the head. I remember when Ez proposed to me; (me being the eternal runner-awayer from commitment) : he said something like, I know that if I asked you to marry me that you'd run a million miles, but would you spend the rest of your life with me? There's a balance to be struck, perhaps, and the agony of knowing where to strike it is perfectly encapsulated here. t x

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Naseer Ahmed Nasir 07 June 2009

Finding ways to convey the emotions to the adored one is always difficult and one remaines in the state of confusion unless and untill those emotions are spilled. Another state of mind encroaches that what would be the reaction of the concerned party? So all these are rather natural thougths that overwhelm a human being in such state. Best Wishes Naseer

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The loving one 22 May 2018

This poem still touches a chord after all these years.Well done Linda.

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Jim Hogg 11 November 2016

A sense of overwhelming emotion and no way of getting to or through to the object of such intense affection.... It's a dire strait to be in... convincingly, powerfully and lyrically portrayed as always.... xxx

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F J Thomas 29 July 2014

Linda how saddeningly beautiful. So much depth to the one wanting only to be able to love the other. How wonderfully expressed.

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Prakash Mehra 11 October 2009

I loved your approch. God bless you.

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I live in indecision - in limbo as shipwreck

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