A Heart Like Mine - My Poem - Bee Gees Song

Updated on March 3, 2018
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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 (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

Did you find a heart like yours in life?

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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

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

~ Judy Garland

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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

“Love does not cost a thing, but it is priceless...”

― Stephen Richards

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"The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure a

~ Ritu Ghatourey

Bleeding Hearts

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A Heart Like Mine

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    • Jackie Lynnley profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 weeks ago from Dubai

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

    • Jackie Lynnley profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      ocfireflies 

      6 weeks ago from North Carolina

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Catherine Giordano 

      3 months ago from Orlando Florida

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Peg Cole 

      6 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      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.

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      Louise Powles 

      6 months ago from Norfolk, England

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      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.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

      Thanks for reading!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      So true, Kari, thanks for coming back!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      6 months ago from Ohio

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

    • Jackie Lynnley profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you Bill! So appreciate your following.

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

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      William Kovacic 

      6 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      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

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      Kari Poulsen 

      6 months ago from Ohio

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Thanks Nell! Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 months ago from England

      Beautiful poem Jackie, and the photos were amazing too!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you, Linda. Great to see you!

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you Peggy! I so appreciate you!

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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"

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Bella Allred 

      6 months ago

      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!

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      Mary Norton 

      6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      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!

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      Linda Lum 

      6 months ago from Washington State, USA

      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.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Thank you Eric, such a nice thing to say!

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

    • Jackie Lynnley profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 months ago from The Beautiful South

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

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

      Stay warm!

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