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Been advised to keep
my intimate thoughts secret,
You whisper “don’t tell a soul”
but my soul needs to speak.

I listen as your thoughts creep into my mind
“Harbor it all inside for doing this keeps the world out”
but I don’t fear the world as you do,
it feels warm like sunshine on my face.

Thoughts, feelings and memories fester
if I don’t let them willingly spill out.
Forgive me for not heeding your counsel but
secluding my words would make my heart and spirit decay.

I venture out on paper and become alive,
scribbling my confidential desires to
whomever’s ears they choose to reside.
I will speak my truth, keep yours silent if it pleases you.

I am on a journey. Looking for Me. Everyday I get a little closer. The more time goes by the more I realize I'm always changing. This journey could take forever... Renae L. Soler

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The following comments are for "Truth Spoken"
by nae411

Wonderful hon, just great! So true, so many of us have to speak...I hope someone listens.


( Posted by: bobbiego [Member] On: September 10, 2005 )

Bobbiego and Fairplay
Bobbiego, first let me say Welcome to! I hope you feel right at home here. I figure we speak, if they listen then wonderful, if not at least we've said our peace.

Of course I can keep a secret well maybe I'd write a short poem about it though, hmm, who would know it is not really fiction? LOL

Nae ;0)

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 10, 2005 )

Inner thoughts

This poem saddens me for the people who are not able to share. What is it that prevents people from bareing their souls, it is only this that allows true friendships to develop.


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: September 11, 2005 )

Nae - baring souls
I thought would be a very good venue where I could spill all the beans. I was right, there's no other place to bare someone's soul. Reading others here would be like moving around some naked beach.

Thank you for this one, Nae. You are one of the most beautiful women I have ever known, with all those truths you carry along with you, a person I have known to be honest and sincere in all that she writes.

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: September 11, 2005 )

Fairplay, Ivor, Peter
Fairplay oh you do know how to make a girl smile!

Ivor, It saddens me too. I am so happy I am a free spirit and am not afraid, worried, inhibited and fully speak my mind.

Peter, I agree this is a wonderful place to bare souls. And thank you for seeing me through friendship eyes, don't ever let that change. Hugs!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 12, 2005 )

Beautiful Nae
Your poem was profound in so many ways...a heart that reaches out...feeling, longing. It warmed my heart. My mind was opened. Thank you... Larry

( Posted by: AmericaIsMyCountry [Member] On: September 21, 2005 )

Larry and Tina
Larry, thank you so much. It means so much to me that you made a connection.

Oh Tina, how I would love to spend a week in your company. I know we would be wonderful friends (well we are already in spirit). Thank you my friend. Namaste.


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 21, 2005 )

Sorry I'm late Nae!
Oh Nae, this is beautiful...and so like you. Although you are a grown woman, you are like an innocent child, who innocently shares his thoughts at will...just as they come to him...not yet wise enough (or worldly enough) to keep his innermost thoughts to himself!

If more of us were to recapture those childlike ways and trust each other to share those intimate feelings with others and vice versa, what a lovely place this world would be. That's why I love poets...we all share our emotions, if not with each other privately, but in the printed word, for all to see and share...without guile or guilt...not being judged...but to be understood.

Sorry I didn't see this sooner, but my computer has been down for the better part of this week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will behave itself from now on. My apologies to all my friends on the wonderful work I am sure I missed!

Love ya,

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: September 22, 2005 )

Nicely written, Nae!

I would have to wonder about a person who wants to keep something special such a secret. When it comes to love, it has always seemed the other way around; that people want to shout it from the mountaintops.

Secretive love only seems easily understood in situations where it is wrongly forbidden (like in "Braveheart" when the king would send his men to the wedding bed of each new bride to interbreed with the peasants to create confused loyaties), or when it is rightly forbidden (adultery, incest etc.).

It's nice to be back, and nice to read your work again!



( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: September 22, 2005 )

Bea and Felicia
Bea, Your comment made me smile. Yes I guess I do let it all hang out when I write, but holding back seems so unnatural. Thank you for stopping by I missed you!

Felicia, It is so nice to find a comment here from you. Welcome back! I agree with you. Looking forward to seeing you around!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 22, 2005 )

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