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Paper Hearts

Paper Hearts

A Poem by Lalli
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love, all encompassing.

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Paper Hearts

By: Lalli

 

It is surrounded by a chain of paper hearts

Each one

Connected as if holding hands

Like cosmic glue, love, is their common bond

 

Collectively, we represent these imperfect paper hearts

They surround our living sanctuary where we serve each other with excellence

While our interactions model healthy relationships for our children

 

This is love

 

Where altruism is building bridges between generations, races, genders, or any other type of differences

Kindness is interwoven into the fabric of this patchwork

While the expansion of understanding self and perspective recognizes that your pain is mine

That culture will not divide

That we are reflected as one

Together we will heal

Together we acknowledge the presence of this shared moment

Together we toss worry aside pride’s crumbling walls as we seek counsel

Our humility promotes growth as mentors provide valuable insight only known by walking the road our future travels

Because love, is less about significant others

And more about genuine relationships

Less about sexual chemistry

And more about universal energy exchange

Less about receiving gifts

And more about the pleasure of giving them

 

Love

 

Will never breed hate, lies, or hurt feelings

It does not damage people as so many of us believe

We project the pain others have caused

Creating a labyrinth of mistrust from hearing all the lies

And we give space for hate to reside because all though we may have loved

We obviously weren’t experiencing love

Because love’s offspring sleeps in a cradle of trust

Breathes compassion and understanding

With a healthy diet of empathy and integrity

But most of all it can not exist if there’s no playtime with reciprocity

This is why love’s heart beats with the innocence of a child holding a pair of scissors

Staring at a piece of paper with an imagination

Snip, snip, cutting away to create empty space

Rather,

Snip, snip, choosing to remove whatever hinders the outline of beautifully imperfect shape

 

Love is not made up of fairytales and make-believe

 

It’s a place of refuge

It’s the creation of community

One relationship at a time

One heart placed into the hand of another

As love builds a living sanctuary

Surrounded by a chain of paper hearts

 

Yes, This is love

 

*Written for the union of my beautiful friends Amy and Jessica Livigni

© 2016 Lalli


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I haven't read a piece this real and honest in a very long time. Powerful BEYOND the most incredible words you have chosen to intertwine. Thank you thank you thank you...

"This is why love’s heart beats with the innocence of a child holding a pair of scissors

Staring at a piece of paper with an imagination

Snip, snip, cutting away to create empty space

Rather,

Snip, snip, choosing to remove whatever hinders the outline of beautifully imperfect shape..."


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lalli

4 Years Ago

Thank you! I don't come on here often, but it sure is nice to see a review like this :)



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Oof, I made a chain of paper hearts with things I loved about my ex and he broke up with me and I laughed because we were only together for a month and I broke the chain to the necklace he got me

Posted 10 Months Ago


I haven't read a piece this real and honest in a very long time. Powerful BEYOND the most incredible words you have chosen to intertwine. Thank you thank you thank you...

"This is why love’s heart beats with the innocence of a child holding a pair of scissors

Staring at a piece of paper with an imagination

Snip, snip, cutting away to create empty space

Rather,

Snip, snip, choosing to remove whatever hinders the outline of beautifully imperfect shape..."


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lalli

4 Years Ago

Thank you! I don't come on here often, but it sure is nice to see a review like this :)
This is a beautiful poem! "Together we will heal" ... so much truth in this gorgeous piece of written art!!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lalli

4 Years Ago

Truly appreciated!! Its been awhile since I have been on writer's cafe, but your words brought as mi.. read more
Hi Lalli,

An excellent write, but please use a more readable font. This is so hard on the eyes it is distracting. We're not interested in font. We want your words. Clear. Easy to read.

Now to the piece. Enjoyed. Loved the lsecond-to-last stanza. High marks.

Very best regards,

Rick

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Lalli
Lalli

Phoenix, AZ



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