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I gave you my heart, by ripping it out of my chest.

I gave you my tears, by letting them fall onto your pages.

I gave you my soul, by expressing what I cannot speak.

I gave you everything, that I can possibly give to you.

And it is still not enough.

I try, and I try, and I try.

I fail, and I fail, and I fail.

After each and every time, I feel like throwing my pen and paper in the trash.

And walking away.

Never to return.

Yet, my heart will not let me stop loving you.

Whether I fail, or succeed.

I am addicted to you.

And you draw me back in.

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  1. Date: 12/31/2013 11:44:00 PM

    Kelly I think you just captured the attention and heart of every writer that has read this. We all know the feeling of being angered, frustrated, torn, desperate and humbled by the words ( or lack of ) that we write. Nice job my friend Thanks for the awesome comment on my Pure and White poem. Hugs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 1/2/2014 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you once again, Robin. Writing poetry can be just as confining, as it can be a way to freely express ourselves. Sometimes, it is almost painful when we feel the need to write, yet we cannot find the words!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 5:24:00 PM

    I totally relate to the magnified frustration in getting it right. You grabbed me with this one. Have a great New Year. :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 12/28/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Being a poet is great, yet it can also be so frustrating. Like when we are searching for that perfect word, or rhyme, or verse, and can't quite find it. Thank you for the kind comment, Karen. I hope that you had a great Christmas, and I wish you all the best for the New Year!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:37:00 PM

    good one, Kelly!!

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 8:07:00 PM

    You are very talented, Kelly. Nice win............SKAT

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Very heart wrenching, love an be an addiction at times congrats on your winning verse xxx

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 2:46:00 PM

    Yes the heart wants what it wants and often the heart doesn't seem to have a brain in its head? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 11:55:00 AM

    It's possible that one can become addicted to writing poetry. That's when you have to step back and clear your head to discover which avenue of topic that you haven't written about. Btw, congrats on your win with this poem.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:09:00 PM

    strong and beautiful Kelly congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 6:28:00 PM

    it was nice to read this one again, even nice to come by to congratulate you on a great win :) way to go!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:40:00 PM

    Hi Kelly, , Congratulations... Enjoyed your inspired write from the Phil Collins theme “Another day in Paradise." take care.... LINDA

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:57:00 PM

    This is truly amazing , congratulations is a understatement ! You have great talent , I will be reading your poems much more Kelly ! Shanity Rain.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:22:00 PM

    Well done on your top placement with this write, my friend. Indeed well-deserved. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:54:00 AM

    Kelly, congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:59:00 AM

    Congratulations on the first place.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:01:00 AM

    congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:02:00 AM

    Congratulations on the first place win, Kelly

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 2:53:00 AM

    Congratulations. Thank you for the support extended.Always yours (: ) Jenish Soosai Anthony.

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 9:54:00 AM

    A very good poem Kelly, But please never throw away your pen and paper. PS On your second line I think you meant the word my instead of me. Congrats on your win...Roger

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 9:31:00 AM

    Totally well described..congratulations

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 3:06:00 AM

    Kelly, Congratulations & thank you for supporting my contest... always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:23:00 AM

    Don't ever throw your pen away ... it becomes a part of you, no matter how painful it can be to keep trying. I feel your pain... just remember, when you feel down, just around the next corner you'll on top of the world again... I hope soon! Excellent poem, Kelly.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 9:51:00 AM

    Close your eyes and listen to the rain. Let your words dance in your mind as you embrace the cleaning scent of nature and all that it brings. mmmmm :)

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 10:11:00 PM

    This case and story caught my attention and captured my imagination I'm glad you enjoyed recurrention mary. sorry about my spelling it's been a long day my friend. cheri

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:01:00 PM

    failure? I think not when a piece as lovely as this is born....keep that paper and pen handy, the ink will never bleed itself dry! great write my friend...hugs :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:57:00 PM

    deep and very beautifully penned kelly

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:38:00 PM

    I was thinking the same thing as Drake. In the process of trying you have already achieved. Deep words Kelly =)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 9:38:00 AM

    A tainted muse? Something deeper? A very deep & melancholic expression of heart. Excellent job.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 5:09:00 PM

    Nice write and thank you for your comment on Lizzie Borden it's true only time will tell.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 11:45:00 AM

    Beautifully crafted work Kelly. I love the vehemence in your work.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:19:00 AM

    Keep trying Kelly, it seems to me that you are doing right well as far as you writing is concerned...Good write, Peter