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A Heart Like Mine - My Poem - Bee Gees Song

Poetry that comes from the writer's heart of things she has seen or come to know about, sharing what that heart has learned.

Celebrating Love

What better way to start the year, than celebrating our love on Valentine's Day?

I wrote this poem about six years ago and when pouring over it to get it said just how I wanted it to twist and turn (as I usually do in my poetry for interest). I then came across a song from long ago. I had heard this beauty but had forgotten it and it so brought my poem right together.

It said exactly what I meant. When it is said there is nothing new under the sun I tend to believe it. It may have a different look or words but has the same meaning. It was one of those experiences poetry has given me many times now in my short writing career. Something that alone makes it all worthwhile.

The only thing better then is sharing that with my friends and get their opinion, hoping it does the same for them. Please give the song a shot after the poem. I think you will love it.

Thanks!

Somewhere in This World is a Heart Like Mine

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A Heart Like Yours

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A Heart Like Mine

I have been searching what seems a lifetime

For a love that I would know when I found

I already have the love inside my heart

Yet searching the whole wide world around


I was born with this love, it has always been

Just yearning for the other half of me

I would never give up this amazing feeling

Even though, sometimes, it hurts to be


I will know when I find the one who is right

The one that will make me so complete

Then I will know all the years were not

Useless, for this heart of mine, to beat


In pain looking at times and wondering

When will I ever in this life find

One who I have been waiting for

The one my heart has in mind

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No, I cannot imagine the face, nor try

Looks are a very silly thing, in love

Most look there and many will fail

Love is a feeling somewhat as a glove


It will wrap around you and keep you

Warm and safe, now and forevermore

Protect you from the world to be secure

Never leave you ever, be all you waited for


I will know when I have found my true love

Oh… and knowing it will be so very fine

Knowing the one who will be searching too

Will be the other half, of a heart like mine

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So Many Bleeding Hearts

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A Heart Like Mine

© 2018 Jackie Lynnley

Comments

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on August 24, 2020:

Thanks Brenda. What would life be without our search for love? Keeps us walking on air.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 06, 2019:

Lovely thoughts...searching for your soul mate. Knowing what kind of love you want is a great way to start.

Good read.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on July 01, 2018:

Thanks Nithya, it is a beautiful song, Pleased you like it too. Thanks so much for stopping to read.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 01, 2018:

Beautiful poem, love the song it is one of my favorites. Enjoyed reading.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on June 09, 2018:

Hope you are here to stay awhile! Thanks for stopping by!

ocfireflies from North Carolina on June 07, 2018:

With only an IPad, there’s very little I can do, but how I love a heart like yours when warmth comes through in my old “ heart of mine. “

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on April 16, 2018:

Thank you Catherine for sharing that. Hope there is a song in your quiet heart very soon!

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on April 16, 2018:

We are all searching for love. My longing for true love is currently on mute. I think it works better that way. Thanks for this lovely poem. You have expressed what so many of us feel.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 15, 2018:

Thanks Nithya. I think love never leaves us and our desire for a heart like our own, whether we achieve it or not.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 15, 2018:

A lovely heart-felt poem. To find the one true love that exactly matches must be a wonderful feeling.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 13, 2018:

No Peg, sorry to say I was not lucky enough to find a heart like mine but it is a nice dream still even if I failed. I can wish it for others.

Thanks for reading.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 13, 2018:

Thanks Louise, so am I and this is maybe my favorite of theirs!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on January 13, 2018:

The poem clearly expresses the longing for a mutual love that will not only love but cherish the other person. If this poem speaks of your inner thoughts, I will hope for you that this person is found. Loved the Bee Gees song, one that I'd never heard. Perfect for this.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 13, 2018:

That's beautiful poetry, Jackie. The words are lovely, and love the pictures too. I love the Beegees song too. I'm a big fan of theirs.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 09, 2018:

Thank you Dora. I figure not too many do, for the forever kind but yes, I know many of us want just that.

I was surprised to find and liked the Judy Garland quote. So simple and so true.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 09, 2018:

I like the Stephen Richards quote. Your poem describes very well, the longing most people have for this kind of mutual love. Happy for those who find it.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 08, 2018:

So sorry you have lost him Rasma, but it is wonderful you will have treasured memories to see you through.

Thanks for reading!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 08, 2018:

So lovely and romantic. I found a heart like mine and now that he's gone I will treasure the memories and go on alone.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 07, 2018:

So true, Kari, thanks for coming back!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 07, 2018:

Yes, a joyful pain. Joy in knowing it's possible.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 07, 2018:

Thank you Bill! So appreciate your following.

I loved the Judy Garland quote I found. Surprised and pleased me.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on January 07, 2018:

Beautiful, Jackie! Your words speak volumes, and you certainly have a way of putting them together. Thank you.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 06, 2018:

I think most of us with a heart want a heart like ours Kari. Maybe not need as you say and maybe painful...but a joyful pain, don't you think? lol

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 06, 2018:

You've reminded me of the one thing I need in life. Maybe not need, but want. I do not know if I am destined to find this one, but I can hope. Great poem, it made me feel the longing.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 06, 2018:

Thanks Nell! Glad you enjoyed it.

Nell Rose from England on January 06, 2018:

Beautiful poem Jackie, and the photos were amazing too!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 06, 2018:

Thank you, Linda. Great to see you!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 05, 2018:

The poem and the photos are lovely, Jackie. Thank you for sharing them.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 05, 2018:

Thank you Peggy! I so appreciate you!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 05, 2018:

What a beautiful poem about finding love. I particularly liked these words of yours:

"It will wrap around you and keep you

Warm and safe, now and forevermore

Protect you from the world to be secure

Never leave you ever, be all you waited for"

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 05, 2018:

Isabella, thank you and I wish it for you too. True love is so priceless.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 05, 2018:

Thank you Mary. I agree, we all must work hard and take nothing for granted.

Bella Allred on January 05, 2018:

This is wonderful, as a person who loves very deeply this resonates with me. I hope to find a heart like mine someday and that you do too!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 05, 2018:

This is an intensely deep expression of love. My husband and I try hard to work at our relationship. Though there are moments, it works. One has to be vulnerable in front of the other. I suppose this can only happen when there is trust.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 04, 2018:

Sorry Linda, I consider love to be very painful at times myself in life. How many of us do make the right decisions or find that heart like ours? I would guess not all that many.

Thanks for reading!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on January 04, 2018:

Jackie, I love your sentiment, but this is difficult for someone who is struggling with their relationship. I have a concept of what love should mean. That does not match where I am. If you are there (and I sense that you are) I am happy for you.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 04, 2018:

Thank you Eric, such a nice thing to say!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 04, 2018:

Thank you. Just the right touch of love. I felt yours in reading.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 04, 2018:

Thanks Bill! How could anyone be against love. So true.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 04, 2018:

I find nothing to argue with...loved the poem, loved the song, loved the sentiment and message. My favorite topic!

Stay warm!