Heather Burns

Speaking To My Heart - Poem by Heather Burns

As I sit in the cool of the evening.
Enjoying the evening breeze, my mind
races back through a thousand years.
Yesterday I try to recall. Lost in
the sands of time.

Tracing things that could have been,
should have been, would have been,
but was not. Never will be. Now I
must face the reality before me.

I must speak to my heart, as a mother
gently guiding her child. The truth
must be told. She must understand he
purpose here.

In this journey, we cannot have
everything we want. Sometimes we want
in vain. We must except what is given
us, and move forward.

Sometimes it is painful for a heart to
remain open. You are inviting many
strangers to take up residence. Occupy
space not intended for them.

The time has come for you to look away,
close your door for the winter season
is approaching. Soon the skies will
become cloudy and gray. A Chill will
fill the air. The day becomes misty.

Lock your door tightly now, toss the
key into the bottom of the ocean. Wrap
up in a warm cozy blanket of protection.
Go to sleep, sleep well my baby. Spring
will arrive soon.

Comments about Speaking To My Heart by Heather Burns

  • (7/21/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    Toss the key in the bottom of the ocean
    lovely piece.I invite you to read my other poems and generally comment about me.Thanks
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/19/2013 1:37:00 PM)

    Poem with a very good message. We should be content with what we have..Enjoyed reading it.
    Beautiful write.
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  • (7/19/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    You may have reminiscence of forgotten what if's, but, the road is long, and wide, and further down, you'll find what you have missed! I loved this poem! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/19/2013 5:16:00 AM)

    If we had all what we wanted we would only want more. We have to be content with what life throws at us. A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (7/19/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    n this journey, we cannot have
    everything we want. Sometimes we want
    in vain. We must except what is given
    us, and move forward.......wow. what an advice. Enjoyed reading the poem.
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  • Somanathan Iyer (7/19/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    A very thought provoking expression. well said and well advised. enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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