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Tethered To My Heart

Reality's a stark place
that dominates existence.
And I cannot escape it
no matter how hard I try.

I truly believed we would
be together forever.
Yet your lies and betrayal
tore my fragile heart apart.

Love’s indomitable flame
was suddenly extinguished.
And its demise was painful
fueling deep depression.

Fate spun a fickle fortune
spiked with ecstasy and pain. 
And yet time holds the power
to resurrect dying hopes.

Drifting dreams cannot stray far 
tightly tethered to my heart.
And there will come a time when
I’ll believe in them again.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 3/6/2018 8:27:00 PM
Lovely poem about hurt and betrayal followed by hope.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 3/7/2018 9:01:00 AM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/16/2015 12:39:00 PM
This is beautiful and nicely crafted. Thanks for the share... Sometimes its refreshing visiting old poems of soupers... Its amazing, the freshness which comes from doing this... And that is exactly my enjoyment visiting this piece
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Emile Pinet
Date: 2/22/2015 2:09:00 PM
Thanks, for taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Emile.
Date: 2/6/2015 5:38:00 PM
Dear Emile, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit I enjoy reading a new (to me) POET's first posted POEM on the Soup. WELCOME!! Congratulations on YOUR First Poem being Featured on POETRYSOUP. I feel the pain of a Heart torn Apart. Even though I will be reading all of YOUR POEMS, let me know when YOU post a new one LOVEALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...HG
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Emile Pinet
Date: 2/6/2015 8:00:00 PM
My liege, you do me honor, thank you. Emile.
Date: 1/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
This poem is brim with deep-down emotion and feeling. It touched me. Hauntingly beautiful.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/22/2015 10:49:00 AM
Thanks Paul, your encouragement is appreciated. Emile.
Date: 1/14/2015 7:55:00 PM
Thanks for your comment on my poem that I wrote for Paul, it was a pleasure to write it for him, this is a beautiful write that you written here my friend love it's imagery and energy that you put into it, cheri
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/22/2015 10:48:00 AM
Thanks Cherl, I appreciate your support. Emile.
Date: 1/11/2015 2:02:00 PM
What a beautifully penned piece of work. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia
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Cynthia Jones
Date: 1/11/2015 2:28:00 PM
:O) You are most welcome Emile. *S* Cynthia
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/11/2015 2:11:00 PM
Your friendly words have warmed my heart and honored me , thank you...Emile.
Date: 5/22/2013 11:23:00 AM
Very deep poem, Emile. I greatly enjoyed it. My name is Jiril Clemons, check out some of my poetry, you might find one you like.
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Date: 5/19/2013 1:32:00 PM
Emile, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Take Care *Linda
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Date: 5/16/2013 8:58:00 PM
Glad that I stopped to read this, Emile. Though it's sad, it's beautiful poetry...Betrayal is awful; yes, but there is a "tomorrow". : ) Congratulations on your poem being featured on PS this week. Annalise
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Date: 5/9/2013 9:21:00 PM
Emile, your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"
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Date: 5/3/2013 8:23:00 PM
Your Talented pen tells me there is a place here in Soup-land just waiting for you. Claim it! You exhibit great talent. I enjoyed your posts..... Jake
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Date: 5/3/2013 2:36:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely poem, you write very well Emile. - Welcome to P-Soup. - Hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and poems here with us. - Wish you all the best. - (Give comments, to get back) - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/2/2013 9:18:00 PM
about your poem: Emile, i like how far your poem took me into the reality of all the chemicals kicking in when one has been hurt over betrayal. It will never be the same.. I hope you find what it takes to believe again.. enjoyed reading your first poem on the soup...linda
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Date: 5/2/2013 9:15:00 PM
Emile, Welcome to poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. If you like, please consider checking out my contest in the future. SOME ARE FUN : -) You can find the contest page by clicking on the top left hand side. You will find many different contests to choose from. I’m looking forward in reading and following your poems right now and the future. If you ever want or need feedback on a certain poem, please look me up. I can't wait to read what you highly recommend. You can always stop by and say hi if you like. Keep me posted when you post your next poem…. Thank you ~ Always & Forever *LINDA
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Date: 5/2/2013 7:32:00 PM
Welcome. Keep posting. Rick
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