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A gentle heart

        So full of love

Yet no one feels

        It's worthy of

Their admiration

        Care or time

So I am left

        To barter rhyme

Matching words

        To arbitrate

The things I feel

        Be love or hate

So others fawn

        At what I pen

When deep inside

        An endless end

Crafting prose

        To coaxing sighs

While deep within ...

        A slow demise.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 2/15/2019 2:44:00 PM
To be hard-wired to feel everything deeply, to be full of love and wanting to pour it out on everyone, but feel unrequited. It's hard. Every step we take feels heavy, but with every step, we draw another breath. Fantastic, pragmatic! Bless You!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 2/16/2019 11:00:00 PM
Amen ... so well-said, Andrew, the price we pay to feel things so much more deeply. Sometimes worth it, sometimes .. I question. Blessings and thanks to you, my friend! :-)
Date: 1/2/2018 2:04:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Gregory. Keep writing from the heart. Superb.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/3/2018 1:05:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Line, for the heart-felt and sincere comments ... they mean a lot to me, friend! Blessings! <3
Date: 12/27/2017 8:17:00 AM
Wow, this is great, Gregory. Congrats on your win! Hope it's fictional.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/27/2017 10:39:00 AM
Thank you so much, my good friend, Agnes ... I wish it WAS fictional, but this one came from the heart. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Dear Poet! :-) <3
Date: 12/26/2017 7:19:00 PM
wow, you figured out what he likes. BIG congrats, and your poem IS worthy. I like it very much!!!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/26/2017 7:25:00 PM
LOL - After five N/A's - I think I just got lucky! Thank you so much, Andrea ... blessings, my friend! <3
Date: 12/26/2017 3:29:00 PM
We fawn at what you pen, because your poems are GREAT. Congrats, Greg! Janice
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/26/2017 4:06:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much, Janice, that's very sweet and it made me smile ... I needed a smile today, (oh, what a rough one!). I pray you are enjoying the holiday and had a Merry Christmas! Blessings, my dear friend! :-) <3
Date: 10/16/2017 6:40:00 PM
This is a poem that says it all. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 10/17/2017 8:00:00 AM
Your welcome. My friend have a nice day.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/16/2017 7:32:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Darlene ... thank you so much, my friend! :-)
Date: 8/14/2017 10:04:00 PM
yup. xomo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/15/2017 1:01:00 AM
Hugs, Maureen. :-)
Date: 8/14/2017 8:12:00 AM
I think many people can related to these feelings. I do. Very beautifully penned.
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Date: 8/15/2017 1:00:00 AM
Thank you very much, Becca, and I agree - I think many more people than we realize, thanks to the social stigmas on sharing and honesty ... blessings, my friend! <3
Date: 8/13/2017 4:32:00 PM
A great little poem, Greg. I'm o.k, and I hope you will be. Blessings, Janis.
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Date: 8/15/2017 12:59:00 AM
Many sweet thanks, Janis, for the good wishes and kind comments - you're a treasure, Friend! :-) <3
Date: 8/13/2017 8:35:00 AM
This is truly a deep poem. I could feel the sadness in this poem. I do hope you are ok. :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/15/2017 12:58:00 AM
Thank you so much, Julie, I'll get by as we all do ... thanks to love and friendship, and wonderful folks like you, my friend! :-)
Date: 8/13/2017 7:40:00 AM
Too often Greg the gentle are mistaken for the weak. Beautifully crafted in its simplicity and rhyming rhythm
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/15/2017 12:57:00 AM
Many kind thanks, John, and so very true ... we present the mask we WISH to each day, but so much else going on inside ... especially we "creative" types, a blessing and a curse. YOU are a blessing, however - thank you, Friend! :-)
Date: 8/13/2017 6:46:00 AM
This is the sad truth behind many smiles:( awesome poem, Greg:)
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Date: 8/15/2017 12:55:00 AM
I think most of us have been there at one time, Jo, don't you? Thank you for the kind words, my friend! :-)
Date: 8/13/2017 5:32:00 AM
This is such a wonderful write, I love this! You have written a magnificent and remarkable poem this morning! I surely loved reading it, what a grandiose piece, the rhyming is exquisitely done, such passion within the words! Great Work!!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/15/2017 12:54:00 AM
Russell - you are always the first one each day to comment, and they are always such amazing and kind words - I am at once humbled and honored, my friend! Thanks for your priceless friendship! :-)
Date: 8/13/2017 5:30:00 AM
Deep and sad Greg I hope its a fiction write - you have so much to give and it is worthy of our admiration!:-)added this to my faves hugs jan xx
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 8/15/2017 12:53:00 AM
Thank you so VERY much, Jan, you are so kind to me ... I wish it were fiction, too, but it was a purge of sorts. Thank you as always for your friendship - blessings! <3
Date: 8/13/2017 5:17:00 AM
You'd better be ok. You haven't posted enough poetry here yet, so your demise is not acceptable. lol cute picture.
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Date: 8/15/2017 12:51:00 AM
LOL - Thank you so much, Lin ... I made a promise to my kitties, so no bailing out now. Plus, all that poetry and music in my head - I've got to set it free first, ha! Blessings! :-) <3