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The Heart's Journey

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The Heart's Journey

Should there be such pain in 
passion of the heart?
Or does the heart, 
simply by beating, 
know the boundaries of pain 
when it can no longer absorb any more joy?
The two seem intertwined at times, 
each exalted unto itself.
From euphoria to melancholia, 
the heart is on an endless journey 
seeking harmony and balance, 
yet finding anything but.
We torture our souls 
for the sake of love,
enduring countless curves,
on the road to the steep summit 
where a plateau cannot survive
the weathered storms for long, 
but for the season’s summers 
we exist.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2014 7:08:00 AM
    Simply wonderful , Felt like a kiss on the cheek .

  1. Date: 6/3/2014 7:05:00 AM
    Beautiful write, Connie! The power of the heart and love - the heart wants what it wants and we are often powerless in its grip. Thank you for sharing this journey!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 6/3/2014 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your comments on my poetry Pandita. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 5/16/2014 1:40:00 AM
    Well said, my dear. It is for that magic--that age-old mystery that we exist...despite the pain. Makes us curious creatures, I guess. That, or it proves how enthralling and overpowering love is, and we are powerless to resist it. Nice

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 9:56:00 PM
    You had me with the title, great poem!

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 9:07:00 PM
    congrats on your win, this poem has depth of meaning

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:11:00 PM
    Hi Connie, a lovely road ahead... . Congratulations in "Kelly D's Heart And Soul, contest." Always & Forever *XOX* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 2:12:00 PM
    Way to go with this great win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 8:55:00 AM
    tugging at the heratstrings.. brilliant walk through life, connie.. cheers to you for a great win.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 6:34:00 AM
    so true, you've put it very well in this poem, and I see it was a contest winner, and rightly so! congrats and thanks for stopping by with your kind comment :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 1:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win, enjoyed yoiur write on Heart and soul, connie

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Connie, you put A lot of Heart And Soul into your writing, enjoyed your winning poem.... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 9:09:00 PM
    Emotional journey that revels the heart Connie, congrats!

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 5:01:00 PM
    Great moment of introspection, Connie! "We torture our souls / for the sake of love," So true! Congrats on your top placing in Kelly's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 3:17:00 PM
    This poem is just beautiful and the emotion was expressed well. A lovely write, Connie! Congratulations on your win in my contest! :)

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 3/19/2014 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Kelly, I am very honored that you gave my poem a number 2 placement. Thank you for having a contest I could participate in and thank you so much for including me in your winner's list. Mahalo, Connie
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 3:38:00 AM
    A stunning poem which portraits the truths about our heart my dear friend Connie. I like your poem a lot and so enjoyed. It's been an honor for me to read one of the precious gems of one of my favourite poets. Thank u TYSM & also for your precious time stopping by leaving me lovely comments on my poems. More blessings & have a great wkend to you & your loved ones. love lots & biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 7:21:00 PM
    How fleeting is life and love! Nice! Nice write! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 10:26:00 AM
    And if by any chance, this is the journey that the heart takes, then it makes it so alive, and full. As they say, one wouldn't know joy if they didn't know sorrow... how you wrote this poem, is so eloquent, I really enjoyed this one, Connie. So beautiful!

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:04:00 AM
    What divides effort from struggle, I wonder? I believe it is in the degree of love's reciprocity. Pain then is ultimately either a presence or a memory. I so enjoyed reading this.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 8:56:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful Connie and to my favs--I hear you--From "The Rose" It's the one who won't be taken, Who cannot seem to give, And the soul afraid of dyin' That never learns to live.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:51:00 AM
    love this deep, deep write