Open Your Heart


Open Your Heart

Must darkness
be the destiny
of the misguided?

Goodwill withheld
will only result in
continued darkness.

Open your heart
to reveal a space
you have not considered.

A hand offered
could be the first light
on a path to recovery.

This is my response to dVerse – Poetics – The Vatic Voice, the prompt from Lisa at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, in which Lisa says, “the vatic voice of a poet is one that is infused with spirit that comes from another place. That voice has been regarded by some as a sign of divine transmission and by others as a sign of madness.”

I wish I could say this advice should be universal, but, sadly, it’s not.  Some do not deserve the charity they receive.  Enough said.

Image source: Sasin Tipchai / Pixabay

29 thoughts on “Open Your Heart

  1. Inertia is the greatest force in the universe. If a person can commit to taking a first step and does, it’s like climbing over a mountain to bright sunshine. When I saw your title, the song “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” came to mind. “Kindness will be your guide.”

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    • That’s a good point. I would say those directly affected. I think of myself as someone with a big heart (but then how objective am I?), but there are individuals who take advantage of generosity over and over again, yet do absolutely nothing for themselves that would resolve that dependence. I only make this observation with direct knowledge, with a specific circumstance in mind, so it was a mistake for me to even mention “deserving” when I wrote the poem from my heart to begin with.


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