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SEEING WITH MY HEART

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , March 26, 2012

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“It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.”

SEEING WITH MY HEART

I saw you today
And the sorrow
I tried not to see
Was etched deeply
Within your soul

I saw you and wanted
So badly to rock you
in my arms and bring
A mother's comfort
Back to you.

Take you to a place
Of innocence and comfort
Lost when we lost
The naivety of a
Suckling baby upon
A mother's breast.

I saw you look
With salted eyes into
Your own heart
And cry
Tears that would not
Cease

I saw you needing
The hope that you
Had left in her arms
Long ago
Etched in sorrow

I saw you bow
Your head in prayer
Searching for the
Strength to begin
Anew with courage

I saw you and though
You did not see
I too bowed my head
Praying that you felt
My love and solace

I saw you and
Knew you saw me too
When I heard you sigh
With me in total
Harmony...


Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald



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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Uttam Gill on March 26, 2012 at 09:24 pm

Barb this is so beautiful...

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 27, 2012 at 02:58 pm

Thank you Uttam

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By Randy Mitchell on March 27, 2012 at 05:17 pm

Beautifully written and deeply emotional. Thanks for sharing this!

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 27, 2012 at 06:24 pm

Thank you Randy...I think I have a poet's heart...and am happiest when writing from my soul...very kind of you...

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By amity_007 on March 27, 2012 at 09:17 pm

superb.. Its great..! Heart? You have all- heart, mind and soul of a poet! Very well written!

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By Betty B. on March 28, 2012 at 07:56 am

just amazing

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 28, 2012 at 09:00 am

Now Amity, thank you...you made me blush...Keep writing my friend, you have so much wisdom within you to share...

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 28, 2012 at 09:01 am

Betty, thank you for the visit and your kind words.

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By Debbie D.B. on April 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Beautiful poem Barbara! Sorry, I haven't had time to come back to this site, but, I'm glad your Facebook post reminded me.

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 15, 2013 at 02:04 pm

This is an old poem Debbie... but still one of my favorites I have written....thank you my friend... and yes, I understand you are busy ....it happens...I wonder how I am busier now than when I was working full time...

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