Holding Love Near and Dear

Holding Love Near and Dear

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Holding Love Near and Dear


Letter to a young friend ~

I know your love is sincere,
So hold it near and dear.
Holding love within your
Heart and soul is truly
A blessing, a gift from
Beyond your physical life.
Do not be sad the love
Is not returned to you
In the same way you feel it.
Just let it be, for, he loves you
As a friend, so ask for
Nothing more.

Hold on to that love,
Let it help you grow
Ever more spiritually.
Keep that love in your heart,
Let it give you peace,
Let it not hold you back
From enjoying life,
Loving yourself,
And help you to find
One who will love you
As you love him, for
You will find you can
Love another,
For love is the center
Of your being, and
The core of life.

Even though your love
For him is deep and eternal,
Be not afraid to love
The one who will come into
Your life and love you,
For it will happen,
Because the love within
You will shine forth,
Attracting the right one.

Please feel free to critique.

© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

7 thoughts on “Holding Love Near and Dear

  • July 27, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    Yes I totally agree with Kismet, letting LOVE find you, not chasing it, for it is too fleeting. I truly believe we all have a soul mate in the Universe, many of us may never find it in this world, but he/she is out there somewhere in time. Too many great friendships are shattered due to one or the other exerting pressure on their friend to be more than a friend, when in actuality they are not meant to be anything other than GREAT friends. So I encourage people to accept that, I would prefer to have the bond of a great friend rather than losing her because I have ulterior motives. LOVE and GREAT FRIENDSHIP can co exist, but neither should ever be taken advantage of. A wonderful meaningful poem to a friend Phyllis, I enjoyed this very much. Be at peace, knowing LOVE finds us.

    • July 27, 2017 at 11:21 AM

      Thank you, Vincent, for your thoughtful and wise words. I should have you write a letter to my friend. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the work.

  • July 27, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    This emotionally sensitive letter stirs me into tears. But, they are not tears of pain in coming across this letter, rather, they are cleansing tears for the availability of this blessed opportunity to find the voice of my broken and shattered heart. I don’t mean to sound overly-dramatic (thus, says the writer), but I have a troubled heart, which yearns night and day, to find its voice of deeply, repressed pain. Thank you, Phyllis, for helping it find part of its voice, and in such a magnificently, lovely way!

    • July 27, 2017 at 4:01 PM

      Oh! I love your visits, Tamara. You always have some interesting thoughts to add to post comments. I so appreciate your compliment and hope you find your “voice of deeply, repressed pain.” As Vincent pointed out, “love will find you”, it will be the right one to heal your troubled heart. Thank you so much for the comment.


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