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Give Not Your Heart

Give not your heart to hasty pleas Resist lips of slick, pretty lies Who weave duplicity and tease Value yourself; you are the prize Who is not won by shallow tries Sugary words are spun of air The blood of effort is more rare Take careful measure of what grows For the soil, thin or rich, will bear Which is the weed, and which, the rose. 5/15/20 For Dear Heart's 'Dizain' contest Shared 1st Place

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Date: 5/29/2020 9:48:00 AM
Another stellar write Michelle, a worthy winner indeed!
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Date: 5/22/2020 7:34:00 AM
Michelle, beautifully penned and congratulations on your win in my contest _Constance
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/22/2020 3:28:00 PM
Thank you for the placement, Constance (I have always liked that name!)
Date: 5/20/2020 2:51:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win with this brilliant poem Michelle! Blessingsxxoo
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Date: 5/20/2020 11:05:00 AM
Michelle, truely separating the grain from the chaff. Congrats. Mohan
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Date: 5/19/2020 11:43:00 PM
Blessed emotions expressed through your dizain. Congratulations on your win Michelle :)
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Date: 5/19/2020 4:40:00 PM
So happy to see this in the #1 spot, Michelle. Congratulations, my friend, and thanks for imparting some good wisdom.
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Date: 5/19/2020 1:23:00 PM
This is quite wonderful, Michelle. Every line is rich with poignancy. There is so much depth here - so much to ponder. Weed or rose, what will it be in light of growing self awareness. What is our choice as we take stock of and nurture our gifts and giftedness. Congratulations on your win, my friend.
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Date: 5/19/2020 2:29:00 AM
WoW! Love this. Great advice told with such wisdom. Excellent rhythm and rhyme. This is going in with my faves. Bravo and good luck in the contest. God Bless and stay well, JB
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Date: 5/18/2020 8:14:00 PM
Very beautiful and wise...lots of luck in the contest! xx Rhonda
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Date: 5/17/2020 1:42:00 PM
That's some good advice, good rhythm and rhyme here.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/18/2020 6:38:00 PM
Thanks, M.L!
Date: 5/17/2020 12:11:00 PM
Wow, this is lovely! Best luck for the contest!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/18/2020 6:37:00 PM
Thank you, much appreciated-
Date: 5/16/2020 5:48:00 PM
Wow Michelle, this is wonderful! A beautiful and clever ending too! Blessings xxoo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/16/2020 8:55:00 PM
I am touched by your flattering comment, thank you, Connie-
Date: 5/16/2020 2:43:00 PM
Michelle, this is absolutely a winner in my book and going in my faves to be reread. So on point, not a wasted word, great imagery (love the garden metaphor and "spun of air", "the blood of effort", and of course the crux of the whole matter, "value yourself". EXCELLENT dizain from start to finish ~ John
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/16/2020 8:54:00 PM
Thank you, John (this is a lesson I wish I had learned long ago!)
Date: 5/16/2020 11:26:00 AM
Nice...Give not your heart in vain...
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/16/2020 11:43:00 AM
Many thanks for your kind comment, Arturo-
Date: 5/16/2020 6:40:00 AM
"Value yourself; you are the prize"- absolutely write!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/16/2020 11:42:00 AM
Write you are, Caren :)
Date: 5/15/2020 6:49:00 PM
These 10 lines are Ten Commandments toward peace inside & out. Thanks for your heart & mind Michelle, "The blood of effort is more rare" than sugary words (Paz! Vrede, Pace, Shanthi, shalom) Deo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/16/2020 11:41:00 AM
Thank you kindly - shalom and peace -
Date: 5/15/2020 4:10:00 PM
wise words indeed Michelle, good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/15/2020 4:38:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jan!
Date: 5/15/2020 1:58:00 PM
I love the wisdom here. Good luck in the contest...a winner!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/15/2020 2:09:00 PM
I appreciate that, thank you, Jeanne-
Date: 5/15/2020 1:35:00 PM
Words of wisdom, my poetic friend! :) gw
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/15/2020 2:08:00 PM
Many thanks, my wise teacher:)
Date: 5/15/2020 1:19:00 PM
This poem just suits this dizain form (which i don’t think I’ve tried) so well! I really liked ‘Sugary words are spun of air The blood of effort is more rare‘. Although it DID make me want candy floss! ;-)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/15/2020 2:07:00 PM
Thanks, Nina (that line was actually inspired by the thought of cotton candy!)
Date: 5/15/2020 12:23:00 PM
Oh YES! Give your muse a pat on the back from me for this one. Word perfect. A fave. I expect to see this on the podium ;), My best to you Michelle! xomo
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The Insolent Rib
Date: 5/15/2020 3:12:00 PM
I did, thank you! <3
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/15/2020 1:06:00 PM
Thank you, Mo (and hope you had a happy birthday!)