Daniel Brick

Gold Star - 87,840 Points (June 10,1947 / St. Paul MN)

Open Heart - Poem by Daniel Brick

Monica spoke in her familiar soft
voice, each word carrying its weight
of sincerity. 'Daniel, I am,
and always will be your Anima,
and your Muse if you need one,
or perhaps a guide in Spirit matters.
You won't see much of me, I
must withdraw to a higher region.
But, my beloved, I read your thoughts,
and send blessings to you always.'
She paused, realizing only his
recent austerities countered Daniel's
sense of loss. 'But a real woman waits
for you in the Twin Cities. I don't
know if she is your Twin Flame, or
Soul Half, or even what you call
a soul-mate... But she is R-E-A-L.
And she waits for you with delight
and desire.' Monica was fighting
against her departure from Daniel's
dimension. She made a supreme effort
of will to remain a while longer
in the sensory realm. 'The two of you
can experience a second CASCADE OF
LIGHT together. Imagine the bonding!
And The Community will assign you missions
in tandem.' Her voice became distorted.
Then her lips moved but no sounds
were emitted. She was at the Threshold
of Dimensions. Suddenly: 'This the
human happiness you and Helena deserve...
Take it. Open your heart, Daniel, and
take it... loving... human...
beautiful... ' Daniel say tears
in Monica's eyes, as she vanished,
and her distant voice reached him
like a second embrace, 'Open your heart.'

Topic(s) of this poem: love


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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/26/2019 10:47:00 PM)

    Open Heart,
    another poem that touches deep within,
    and beautifully penned as well
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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (9/6/2017 7:48:00 AM)

    i read this with interest, daniel, attracted by the title. an open heart is a spiritual heart and therefore essential. i can't think of a parallel in my own experience. but what this poem invites me to remember are the aches, the holdings and lettings go, that make life so poignantly bitter sweet. -glen (Report)Reply

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (3/23/2016 12:31:00 AM)

    A very touching moment penned beautifully, weave of words paiting a picture of loss of loved one. To have loved and to have been loved is a thing of happiness. Being in a position where you are unable to do anything about the passing, but to accept it. Only memories to hold. But the last words: Open your heart lingers forever!
    Thank you, Daniel.
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    Daniel BrickDaniel Brick(3/23/2016 1:04:00 AM)

    Thank you for your sensitive comment. Coins have two sides. Arguments have two sides. Sports has two sides. And Love has two sides: Fulfilment or Loss. So it goes as infinitum. But Oh the wonder of it!

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (3/5/2016 3:34:00 AM)

    It's so hard to let go of someone you love. Parting with a loved one is the most difficult moment of life. But life doesn't end there. New love awaits n man must open his heart to new things n experiences. This poem captures the pain of parting but at the same time, it embraces the truth of life that it goes on no matter what. (Report)Reply

    Daniel BrickDaniel Brick(3/23/2016 1:08:00 AM)

    Your prose gloss on my poem brings it into the real world of emotions and people. We must make hope the companion of love, and never let abandon its post to offer consolation when needed or share the delight
    when; love flourishes.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/8/2016 2:30:00 AM)

    and her distant voice reached him
    like a second embrace, 'open your heart''- - - Heart touching lines - -seems like parting words of some one very dear, expressed more in tears than in real voice- - -Human happiness lies in love and so open your heart to the gift.
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  • Rachel Ann Butler (11/6/2015 1:03:00 AM)

    A swirl of idea's. Of this departure waited for the passion of love and caring never ending. Live enjoy the now (Report)Reply

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  • Shahin LatifShahin Latif (10/17/2015 5:02:00 PM)

    Nice poem. I enjoyed it. Take my thanks. Be happy always. (Report)Reply

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (10/1/2015 4:32:00 AM)

    Twin Cities - Duluth and the other behind the bridge!
    i was in Duluth MN when I was at school! wonderful city!
    poem is about a woman-angel!
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  • Jr CuyamJr Cuyam (9/28/2015 11:22:00 PM)

    very inspiring write (Report)Reply

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  • Sranisha FrancisSranisha Francis (9/25/2015 12:27:00 AM)

    These words are inspiring.Take it. Open your heart, Daniel, and
    take it... loving... human...
    beautiful.. beautiful poem,
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  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (9/11/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    So I re read this again given I missed the context the first time around. I had imagined in my head that you were writing about the loss of a significant other who gives their partner permission to find new love when they pass (perhaps cancer?) and this is not the case. I did note the interesting new age references about spirituality, realms, animas, etc.... But my brain went right to what I saw as the meat of the poem....

    Since this poem is actually an excerpt from a much longer poem.... Maybe you could provide us a little more grounding or context? Otherwise, you leave the poem as is and leave it up to the reader to interpret it as they like? It's a good poem either way....

    The human brain will create context and understanding all on its own! This reminds me of when I went to the ballet to watch Dracula and came up with an entire story in my head to explain the music and the rationale for everything being in the woods.... Only to discover I was watching The Rite of Spring! :)
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    Daniel BrickDaniel Brick(9/11/2015 10:37:00 PM)

    There isn't much room to write here, so I'll use the Message box. But I should have said this earlier: the
    interpretation you wrote makes perfect sense on its own terms. The poem itself portrays an overflow of feelfrustrated feelings and you responded sympathetically. It is about loss and the subsequent inner emptiness.

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  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (9/11/2015 6:03:00 PM)

    Lovely poem written about a very personal subject. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like a special person who gave you a special moment at the end of her life. (Report)Reply

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  • Allotey Abossey (5/26/2015 1:14:00 AM)

    Very touching. God bless you (Report)Reply

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  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (4/1/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    I have read this poem few times now; this is a poem of Hope, of embracing the new, having faith in light again, in that Cascade of Light, that it can brighten your path, your future, once again. This poem sends out an universal message to all human hearts; to believe in the light of love. As long we are alive, we can give wings to our dreams, to take flight into dimensions we never thought we will be capable to ascend and feel alive again! (Report)Reply

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  • Elisha Wall (1/20/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    What a heartfelt but sad poem about a lost love, needless to say, what a beautiful piece! Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (1/9/2015 5:49:00 PM)

    Is she a ghost of a lost lover, or the broken dream of one that never was? . There is so much to read within these lines, how to find a lover and a partner that satisfies spiritual and material needs, what we look for in the ideal is often counterfeit in the real, but human joys are so much more when we can find someone the strengths we need within us.

    This was a beautiful and enlightening read, I find the merits of love poems formulaic, but this was not formulaic, a really super read.
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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (12/30/2014 6:47:00 AM)

    Your beautiful write sounds so heavenly and spiritual.
    I could just sense the degree of passion emanating from
    your poem. The light will remain so open your heart.
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  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (12/21/2014 3:47:00 AM)

    A poem of profound feelings... letting go of past, and embracing the future with faith and hope for another -Cascade of Light - I have read it couple of times now...that last line...I love it! (Report)Reply

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  • Galina ItalyanskayaGalina Italyanskaya (11/18/2014 3:25:00 PM)

    Oh, stunning!

    It reminds me of my old childish question I asked when my granny told me about meeting with our beloved after our death.
    If somebody loves his wife, and she dies, and he marries another woman and loves her too, which of them will be his wife in Heaven? Both? And if, for example, it's the second marriage for each of his wives, will they live all together with their former husbands? My granny couldn't say for sure, and still I don't know how it's possible.

    Excuse me, if I'm unnecessary with my reflections, but it's really a thought-provoking poem!
    I guess that I'll never get into Paradise)
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  • Roseann Shawiak (9/23/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    An exquiste heart-rending poem, very poignant. A beautiful rendition of love spiritually taken into another level
    of the divine. Intense emotion and feeling throughout with a sensuous rhythm, that caresses the heart. A gentle
    sorrow of loss underlying your imagery, very touching and tender. The last line, Open your Heart, brought the
    tears. Great poem, Daniel, enjoyed reading it very much. Take care, RoseAnn
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 20, 2014


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