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Mind My Heart

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Mind My Heart

Mind and heart miles apart
Heart wishes to be close to you
Mind doesn't know what to do
Pain is still fresh in my mind
Heart wishes to just push rewind

Sometimes tough having a brain
Still broken hearts cause such pain
I've known you since you were a child
You once lived loose and wild
Now you call after all these years
My mind said there would be no more tears
My heart has always wanted you near

So my heart casts a string
My mind listens as it's drawn in
Mind and heart together again
Cautiously joined prepared for pain
My mind tells my heart it must be insane
It still holds the remnant of an uncles pain

Out to lunch conversation
My heart feels wonderful elation
My brain filled with reservations
I listen to the words you speak
My mind searches as you seek
You want connections can it be true
My thoughts are many my words are few
So the first steps to an awkward dance
Mind and heart willing to take a chance

I had a nephew (through previous marriage) call me out of the blue.
I had been close to him once, in many ways played a father role
in his life.  Circumstances caused me to have to insulate myself
From him to protect my spirit. This is a hopeful start.

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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:16:00 PM

    that's a beautiful poem, but the foot notes make it more so, I wish you luck, and great write, and yes, I enjoy going back and reading older posts when I have the time!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/6/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Arthur. Sometimes it is so hard to keep up here at the soup. Sometimes I feel so bad I can't get to everyone.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 6:52:00 PM

    This is beautiful and such an emotional poem Rick, loved to see another part of you :) wishing you a wonderful day there :) hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/23/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Yanny, cute new Avatar. Happy Sunday.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:47:00 PM

    I hear you on this one Rick, I had similar with both my nephews and really only associate with one even now, though over the last couple of years things have slightly improved, Also he happens to live in Canada. I say you can keep him lol. He was such a sweet child too. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/23/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is still sad to think relationships that are close can change so drastically.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:31:00 PM

    Hey Richard...well its obvious you made a positive influence on his life...he made the first move but I do understand the hesitation...trust is a very hard thing..to earn after it has been abused...good luck and God bless

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/23/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yet it is possible, I tend to be the Optomistic when it comes to people and am always happy when they prove me right. I have also had my share of dissapointments.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Rick, what a heartfelt terrific write! I'm glad you are giving your nephew a 2nd chance, I do believe people grow and change, time will tell if he has soon enough. Just proceed with caution but have an open mind and heart my friend. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/22/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I do as well. First two get together a have gone well.
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:48:00 AM

    It's good to be cautious...once bitten..twice shy. Be cautious, but remember that everyone deserves a second chance. Good luck!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/22/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good advice, I will try to keep it in mind
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:33:00 AM

    you know the comment.still pretty sick,but I always have to see you.Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/22/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by to visit even though you are not feeling well. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:36:00 AM

    You dance this one out beautifully, I can relate to this,and I believe it is understood by every man and woman who has ever crossed the wood, thank you for sharing your heart and your mind, when you put them together Richard, your like the endless symphony of a beautiful music, I wish you no pain, only gain, love, peace, xxxVxxx