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Please Don't Tell My Heart

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Please Don't Tell My Heart

If you must go, I'll understand. I won't stand in your way. If there's nothing now that I can do to make you want to stay. But, when you leave, I'll ask one thing -- before the hurting starts. If you really have to go, please don't tell my heart. Please don't tell my heart that you must go and I must find another place to start. I'll tell my heart in my own way -- Just quietly depart. and, if you ever really cared, please don't tell my heart. When you are gone, I'll miss you so and live with all the pain. But, I'll get by as time goes on and learn to love again. My one request is simply this-- If we must really part -- If I must find love somewhere else, please don't tell my heart. Please don't tell my heart that you must go and I must find another place to start. I'll tell my heart in my own way -- Just quietly depart. and, if you ever really cared, please don't tell my heart. Written by John Posey This is the 5th poem posted by me on Poetry Soup

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:12:00 PM

    I have been there before, I think we all have. This is one of those poems that really tugs at the heart-strings. A very heartbreaking poem which seemed to flow effortlessly from you. Terrific poetry!

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:14:00 AM

    JOHN -CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome winning write, in the 5th poem theme contest. always & forever * Linda

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/7/2013 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Linda. I treasure the win... Hugs.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 12:04:00 AM

    John, BIG Congrats on the top win. I love it. So much of feelings in the 'Please dont tell my heart' line!! Jag

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your kind words..... I am honored and appreciate all comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 3:47:00 PM

    This sounds like a country song. I like it! Congrats on your 1st place win, John! Love, Kim

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/5/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Kim. Most of my early work was done with song lyrics in mind...So, I'm happy to say I never had to make a living at it. It's a lot of fun and it folks don't lkie my work, Heck, I just leave 'em raspberries and go write some more..... Love ya, girl..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 2:06:00 PM

    John congrats on your outstanding win. A beautiful and heartfelt Poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/5/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Connie. You are always so kind with your comments. I'm glad you liked this one.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Sad and beautifully written... Pulled at my heart strings.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol, there was so much heartache around years ago, I just started listening and writing.....Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 2:36:00 PM

    I'm faving this....Absolutely heart stopping in its beauty. Moving...sad...beautiful! WOW!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen, Thank you so much. I feel so great after your visit and comments... There are lots of oldies in my early posts here on PSoup... And I believe they are some of my best.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:50:00 AM

    I promise I wont tell your heart.Congrats for well deserved 1st place.Love Colleen

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, dearest Colleen. You are always welcome here ..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:23:00 AM

    well, it looks like being five was a GREAT point for you at Soup. congrats on your top dog win!!! Good to see this one I'd not seen before.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you got to read this one.... It was one of my earliest writes and just seemed right.... Love ya girl.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win friend John..very lovely write..Good day!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, dear friend. I appreciate your visit....Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 5:59:00 AM

    Jake, superb! This would make awesome song lyrics. Also the repetition almost makes it feel like a villanelle.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig, you will find that most of my early writing was done with lyrics in mind. They can usually be identified by a repeating verse (chorus) Thanks for the visit and comment.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Jake! I love what you write..

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 1:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you . I am honored by your comment. >>>>Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:15:00 AM

    Excellent....flows like a song. Congratulations Jake

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 1:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SuZ, This came as a surprise considering it had never drawn a single comment till the contest.... Thanks so much...... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:20:00 PM

    Congratulations, JOHN :-) A wonderful 5th poem. thank you for choosing my contest........ ............. LOVE * SKAT

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SKAT, Thanks for placing me in your contest.... Now, how about 4th and 5th places?.... Happy 4th of July, my sweet.... Jake