Truth Be Known
By: JP Leddy
Finding my voice in the chaos of doubt
Breaks the shackles of disbelief and blindness
That the love I seek does not come from without
But comes from the heart I call my own
And not love for that person of my dreams
But for the person of my life , my very self
For truth be known it is I
That must win my heart first
Before I can give it to any other
Whether it be lover or friend
Submitted to Thursday Poets Rally Week 38
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” … For truth be known that it is I
That must win my heart first …”
JP – this speaks volumes – and it is the entire “heart of the matter” (no pun intended) of the many lost and disillusioned souls … we aren’t taught to love ourselves first – without the guilt of selfishness or arrogance attached to it. Powerful lesson within. Thank you for leaving a link for me to enjoy! Thank you for the visit!
You are right, Becca.
Thanks for the visit!
true, so true my friend.. here’s my week 38 .. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/i-cant-hold-it/
hmmmm indeed!!! 🙂 Happy rally!
A beautiful picture and a very wise insight.
Thanks for your comment, Ina.
Thanks for this lesson .. from few days (blame the valentine week) i been feeling bit low being alone .. guess i needed this too badly !
God bless you 🙂
Loving yourself is the best love.
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agree, you are in charge of your heart.
Thank you, Ji 🙂
Took me a long time to learn that lesson!!
Welcome to the club.
An emotional breakthrough. This is so true. And, once done, we embrace the Universe.
I always so enjoy my visits here, my fellow Bay-area friend.
Wonderful photo illustration. Blog on …
I enjoy your visits, your “words” of art, and your friendship
What a beautiful, insightful, truthful message. Loving yourself is what makes you strong enough to get through life (in myhumble opinion). 🙂
So true, Rhyme!
What a beautiful picture and beautiful sentiments in the poem to match! Your words are so true…I wish more people understood the importance of self love, first and foremost. You did a great job with this! 🙂
This could not be more truthful. Hit the nail on the head.
To thy own self be true. You wrote it much more eloquently.
Nice poem, speaks volume
Thank you, Touch!
lovely. very well thought out. beautiful
I appreciate your comment, Nyx.
No truer words have been laid down – pity too many people do not realize that contentment begins with being at peace with who they are inside rather than who they have on their arm – fantastic write!
Thankful for your read and comments 🙂
perfectly worded.. m sure everyone could relate to it.. atleast i did 🙂 🙂
thanks for stopping by mine..
Always appreciate you reading my work!
very true….if you can’t love yourself, you will never be able to love the other… 🙂 🙂
So true, Tweety!
Yes, so very true, ‘that for me to win my heart first before others can’!
It is in this way that we will be able to know what our heart wants…:)) Thanks for such a lovely poem!!!
Thanks for coming by and reading it and commenting.
Good one! Do win your heart dear friend!
Thank you for sweet comment.
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This is a great piece!!! I’ve not visited in a while! I’ve missed reading your works!!! Kudos!
Hope all is well.
Noting that you have been part of poets rally in the year of 2011,
what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!
Come join our poetry rally today if you wish to mingle and get inspired!
A poem of your choice or a free verse is accepted.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you share.
Respect and hugs.