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  A Dry Heart Is...
by Odin Roark
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Decisions made and unmade effect tolls we sometimes ignore.

A Dry Heart Is...

What would it take to moisten
The tear ducts of your heart
To vibrate the timbre
Of your soul once more

What would it take to lesson the pain
Of toxic memories
Of words bearing the stench
Of dying hopes and dreams
That can still be heard

Lest we forget
Waiting for the sunrise
Waiting for the quiet waters
The meandering brook
Drifts your heart
Your soul

A Dry Heart...

Is A Dead Heart

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Reviewed by CHANTI LACE 3/25/2015
your heart is beating.....your heart is beautiful don' forget that....
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 7/6/2012
one of my favorites of yours.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/5/2012
Fortunately, my heart is moist and warm–at least the last time I checked on it. ;-) And there's nothing like a good stiff drink to lessen the pain. Or make you forget that you had it. That's right, you already tried that, and it didn't work.

Well, got to get my muse pumping again.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 7/5/2012
Odin, your heart is definitely not dry. This poem is written with a deep understanding of such pain. I too have been there, that is why poets can write such amazing poetry that all can relate to.
Yes a dry heart is a dead true. Crying tears of cleansing health is so good for the body, mind and soul..

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/5/2012
For the person who possesses a dry heart will not moisten it by means of others, they must look within themselves. They must review them self for who they are, for to be moistened by another will not cure what is within them for that is only temporary from that soul.

Pain and toxic memories must be released, for to hold onto them is ones own self ego. For past is that, past "dead" and gone and a person should not hold onto it. It is as though to hold onto it is like holding on to those comfortable pair of jeans, they feel good and you do not wish to part with them. But there comes a time they no longer serve the purpose as they had in the past. They then must be removed and a newness comes in and healing. Then you can look to the sunrise and move forward to better things once the dead tattered things have been buried. Then you will moisten your own heart and happiness arrives.

Yes, a dry heart is indeed a dead heart until that soul wakes up.

Very nice write Odin (sorry I went off, I tend to)

Love and Light
Reviewed by Shirley Houston 7/5/2012
This is so powerful! I love the line, "what would it take to lesson the pain of toxic memories." Truly lessons learned from past hurts are lessons that can provide us with the wisdom to love again.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/4/2012
Yes indeed, Odin, a dry heart is definitely a dead heart. There are many reasons for such a thing as a dry heart to happen to a person. Greed comes to mind. Complete self interest suns greed a close race. Then there is something called one upmanship, (new word) which destroys any chance of living on an equal basis with anyone. Yes indeed, Odin, a dry heart is definitely a dead heart.

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