A Heart Like Mine

Updated on January 12, 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

LWhat 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!

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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



“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

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A Heart Like Mine

© 2018 Jackie Lynnley

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    Jackie Lynnley 6 days 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 days 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 8 days 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 8 days ago from The Beautiful South

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

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    Peg Cole 8 days 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 8 days 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 12 days 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 12 days 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.

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    Jackie Lynnley 13 days 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 13 days 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 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    So true, Kari, thanks for coming back!

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    Kari Poulsen 2 weeks ago from Ohio

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

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Nell! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    Nell Rose 2 weeks ago from England

    Beautiful poem Jackie, and the photos were amazing too!

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you, Linda. Great to see you!

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    Linda Crampton 2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Peggy! I so appreciate you!

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    Peggy Woods 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Eric, such a nice thing to say!

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    Eric Dierker 2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

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

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    Bill Holland 2 weeks 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!