Truth Be Told

"THE whole truth and nothing but the truth"

Precious and so innocent the heart of a young child.
The heart produces feelings of warmth and love so 
hard to explain.
As one reaches their teenage years these feelings
become more noticeable to them.
The mind says one thing and the heart says another.

We are left wondering which feeling to follow those
of the heart or those of the mind.
I chose to follow my mind and not my heart and I 
wonder to this day...
What would have been had I not been scared and 
followed my heart instead of my mind.
Truth be told maybe I am better off not knowing.

For P.D.'s "Truth Or Dare Contest"
Written by: Carol Brown
Written on: 02/28/2012
5th Place Winner

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Date: 6/18/2012 12:26:00 PM
Thank you all. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/8/2012 7:51:00 AM
Thank you for welcoming me to PoetrySoup. In doing so, I have read some of your poems. What a phenomenal writer!! Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 5/9/2012 8:34:00 AM
Awesome and very true. My friend and i loved it.
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Date: 3/8/2012 7:38:00 AM
So very true...well said!
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Date: 3/7/2012 7:42:00 AM
Many many congratulations on your 5th place,Carol!
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Date: 3/5/2012 8:26:00 AM
A deep writing, Carol. Thanks for your visit :D. And congrats on the big win!
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Date: 3/4/2012 7:51:00 PM
Very insightful poem. Thought-provoking.
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Date: 3/4/2012 4:02:00 PM
Yes, best off not knowing or one could drive themselves crazy with wondering.....awesome write, congrats on your win : )
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Date: 3/4/2012 3:29:00 PM
congrats Carol on a fabulous win for truth or dare .. with this amazing entry luv.. perfect...
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Date: 3/4/2012 11:12:00 AM
Thank you all for your comments and congrats. P.D...I am honored with my placement. Thank you. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/4/2012 10:24:00 AM
Great poem Carol...congrats on your win.
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Date: 3/4/2012 8:10:00 AM
Congrats, Carol ,on your win, jag
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Date: 3/4/2012 5:25:00 AM
Carol congrats on your win,..David
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Date: 3/3/2012 9:11:00 PM
CAROL.....I have to say..I enjoyed this contest so much... thank you and congratulations on THE TRUTH WELL SAID ~ALWAYS PD*
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Date: 3/3/2012 10:33:00 AM
Yes one to ponder here Carol,, real good to read today..)
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Date: 3/2/2012 8:27:00 PM
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Date: 3/1/2012 2:10:00 PM
In Jeremiah 17:9 says: "THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS AND DESPERATELY WICKED. WHO CAN KNOW IT." In other words: God knows the hopeless corruption of the natural heart and so He said to Nicodemus that no one, no matter how cultured or moral, can either see or enter into the Kingdom of God unless there is a new birth. We can learn from this that if we listen to our heart instead of our mind we will often regret it. Great write Carol. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/1/2012 11:05:00 AM
Like this a lot. I have always advised my children follower your mind and do what you know to be right, for the heart can lead you astray. This coincideds with the Saviors counsel that we must become masters of our own emotions. Hey, I'm hosting my first contest come and join.
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Date: 3/1/2012 7:52:00 AM
Though we keep hearing people say 'follow your heart' but I think it's brave and sensible to follow your mind. That must need a lot of discipline.. This is an excellent write Carol, simply loved it. huggs...
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Date: 3/1/2012 7:01:00 AM
Good write. A lot of people say - follow your heart. Life is full of choices and we have to make the right ones. Have a nice day. Lucilla
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Date: 2/29/2012 9:57:00 PM
wow, I really like this one, Carol. The last line says it all: maybe I am better off not knowing. I feel like you too about my youth. I like your bunny rabbit icon now!!
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Date: 2/29/2012 2:54:00 PM
cool poem carol, it really expresses your thought well. take car :)
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Date: 2/29/2012 2:37:00 PM
Carol, I really like the way you describe how our attitudes and actions change as we get older. When I follow my mind, I am usually sorry I didn't follow my heart. Very compelling entry for PD's contest, and I wish you success! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/28/2012 12:15:00 PM
Yes, maybe we are better off not knowing, Carol...powerful poem for the contest. Been away from the Soup for a while and its nice to be reading your poems again - Tim
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Date: 2/29/2012 2:38:00 PM
Welcome back, Tim. I missed you...
Date: 2/28/2012 10:51:00 AM
thank you...Carol, itz amazing...always..pd
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