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Heart On My Sleeve

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Heart On My Sleeve

i listened and cared when no one else dared,
when you were standing alone naked and bare,
as everyone shrugged and walked away,
as your pain intensified everyday,
and yet...did they even care to see,
or want to spend extra time to love in generosity,
but oh, so true...how the story goes,
the closest heart gets the brunt, you know,
blames of ignorance when you can't see,
you can hurt the closest heart to you through your own clarity,
the big picture then cannot be seen,
this is the trick of the enemy,
that downcasts love through spite and fear,
that cautions you from sharing your heart, my dear,
so in everything,,this is what i gained,
i'll place my heart back on my sleeve anyway,
for love already conquers what i can't visibly see,
God already has the victory,
so pain,,,you will never get your way,
i'll stand up and love again everyday,
because God already has plans, even by the world's unfair means,
to build us stronger to love him and others unconditionally.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Awesome poem, Courtney! My favorite line is "God already has the victory," Yay! So many seem to forget that! hugs, Catie :)