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#256226 - 10/19/08 06:52 AM Finding Truth
arronb Offline

Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Perth
Not one of mine, but I really love this one,
I found it really pertinent to my struggle for self-honesty, learning to trust my own judgement & to follow my heart.

Finding Truth

I look within my own heart once more
Wondering, Am I all that I can be?
I look within to find the answers
To elusive questions tucked away silently.

Deeper, yet, I dare to look
Knowing the answers are there to be found.
I long to know the truth in full
Plowing through fears of rejections and doubts.

All too often, masking is easier
No one will discover the pain, you see.
Even a temporary cloak leaves us behind
Losing our truth and our identity.

Hardening our hearts will keep us from feeling
The beauty and love, the pain and the fears.
Becoming someone we are not is safer
No one can hurt us - comforting with timidity.

The truth! The truth! I long for it!
Where is it to be found?
Within my own heart, I am certain of that.
Do I dare listen? Yes, it is safe and it is sound.

Be not afraid, oh heart of mine.
Life is full of mysteries so profound.
Be not afraid to feel and to love
For deeper wells are yet, to be found.

~Viola M. Jaynes
March 2008

Keep Smilin'

#256365 - 10/19/08 10:47 PM Re: Finding Truth [Re: arronb]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I don't know this poet but I will look for more of her work now. This poem is really great for survivors. Thanks for posting it.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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