Glass Bottom Heart


I love you because
You brush tears off my pillow,
Wash salt from my wounds,
And you comfort me with hearty laughter
As I'm walking around the room
Pulling down shutters.

You would if you could
Shoot arrows from space,
Shield me from poison
With effortless style and grace

You kiss away the hurt
Until my face is serene,
(well, kind-of)

And
I love you because
You tell me funny shit about your day
And when I tell you I'm feeling okay...
You pull up a seat and decide to stay.

As bright seasons turn dark
And I'm building my ark
Quietly plotting 
to 
stowaway 
 On a lark,
You're always here
Even if you're over THERE.

And if I'm numb, your witty stories hold me tight, 
Prod my skin gently, remind me there's light
And who cares if the world is upside down?
It's still wonderful and free, 
So stick around!  Girl.
There's so much to see.

I love you because 
True friends are rare,
You understand me
And I thank you forever.

From the glass bottom 
Of my heart
x



© Glass Bottom Heart by T. Loto.   All Rights Reserved.






A/N:  This poem is dedicated to all my friends who have been amazingly stoic and incredibly generous with their time and love and laughter over the past few months.  I can't really go into detail but they have been there for me recently and I've never been a person who takes true friendship for granted.  Unfortunately for some, if you have me as a friend, you have me for life - so like, lump it, alright?

Now tell, me lovelies, how is everyone?  Talei x

PS:  It's also my entry for the Romantic Friday Writers Challenge hosted by Denise and Francine, check out the other writers here.






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  1. Such a beautiful poem. Love the image of a glass-bottomed heart. I hope all's well!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Meredith! I'm well. Life throws us challenges and in the end, hopefully we are stronger for it. x

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  2. Brilliant, Talei! I love it! Sorry you've had a rough patch lately but aren't you fortunate to have friends there for you. Wonderful poem, thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you, dear lady. Friends are angels really, aren't they? I'm so chuffed you enjoyed the poem. ;) xo

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  3. This past year has been really difficult for me, so I really appreciate this poem. It reminds me of how my best friends and my husband have been there for me. It made my day to read this, so thank you for sharing.

    I hope everything goes well for you from now on. Hopefully your challenges have made you stronger. I think mine have.

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    1. Hello, thank you for your kind thoughts. I hope things are better for you now too. In the words of Robert Frost - "I can sum up life in three words - it goes on." ;)

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  4. Hi,

    Oooh, lovely prose, lovely lady!

    Bad times are the bane of life, sometimes cutting like a knife, but true friends never let one down and help to level the plain.

    best
    F

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    1. Quite right, my dear lady F. Thank you! I hope you are well! T x

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  5. Hi Talei. I'm sorry I didn't know you were going through a hard patch. Our journey can throw some curly ones at us. So glad you had good friends to see you through. Obviously you were inspired to write this wonderful poem. It is full of thankfulness and love. Perfect for the prompt this week. I, too, loved the image of the 'glass bottomed heart.' Beautiful but fragile.

    And thank you for posting for yourself and for us. We really appreciate each writer who takes the time to share.

    Denise

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    1. Hello lovely, thanks so much for your kind words! And I am pleased you enjoyed my poem. Your are right, life is one big journey indeed. Thanks for the inspirational challenge, the writerly mind is always looking for roads to explore. So pleased you popped by! :) x

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  6. Beautiful! I hope things are going better for you. Take care.

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  7. A beautiful poem, Talei. Hard times make the good ones so much sweeter. We're all here anytime you need us.

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    1. Ah, so true, Carol! So very true. *deep le sigh* And thank you so much for reading it. x

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  8. A lovely tribute to your friends. I am sure they are very appreciative. When I read of the difficulties of my blogging friends... well, that's when the blogging world seems insufficient. You wish, or at least I do, you could be there to help. Give your wee writer a hug. Kids are the best medicine ever!

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    1. Aw, I know exactly what you mean. I'm forever hugging Scribe Jnr. He's THE BEST. Thank you for your kind words too! And I hope all is good in your part of the world. xox

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  9. Wonderful, heartfelt poem. I love the sentiments and the voice. The love and appreciation is well said in this. I loved it.

    I'm glad you've had such supportive friends during your rough times.

    ......dhole

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    1. Hi Donna, you're too kind and I thank you for your lovely critique. Am pleased you enjoyed my poem too. Have a wonderful weekend. x

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  10. Dear Talei,
    I love your poem. It is beautiful, funny and heartfelt. I have read it aloud; it sounds nice too.

    I'm glad that you have friends when you need them. And I like the idea of giving friendship its due. Not everyone finds the perfect romance or marriage. But if you try to be a loyal friend, you may find (a)friend(s).

    Thank you for visiting my post for #33!

    Best wishes,
    Anna

    For the benefit of other readers:

    Anna's RFWers Challenge No.33 'I love you because...'

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    1. Hello Anna, thank you for your lovely words. All very true, I agree. And I think true friendships are unconditional. Am very pleased you enjoyed the poem. Lovely to 'meet' you here. :)

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  11. Hi Talei
    I'm not an expert on poetry by any stretch, but this one captured your feelings with amazing skill. I thought it was about a man all along until the end, which pleasantly surprised me. I think this is a wonderful entry.
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I love that you were surprised at the end. Thanks so much! :)

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  12. Hello.
    Thank goodness for those special friends. Sometimes, you love them & other times, you can't stand them, but the true ones always stick around no matter what you throw at them.
    Nice entry for the theme.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting.

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    1. Hello Andy, you are right. Some souls are too lovely to let go. ;) Nice to have to stop by, thank you!

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  13. Love this poem - what a beautiful gift to give your firm friends. Hope your world has righted itself!
    Laura x

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    1. Thank you, Laura, much appreciated. And you know, life can be like a sailboat on water 'righting' itself. ;)

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  14. Hi Talei,
    Lovely poem. Great friends are indeed special.

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    1. HI Adura, thank you!! Great friends like treasures in themselves. ;)

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  15. It's great to have such wonderful friends and to show your appreciation. Nice one.

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  16. wow, this is a beautiful poem. Friendship is such a treasure to never take for granted.

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you, Lynda! ;)

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  17. Glass bottomed heart. Now that is a great image.

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  18. Aw, that's lovely. I love the 'good shit' line. :)

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    1. I love the poem Talei. And I hope you're doing well.

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    2. Thanks Agnes, hope all is good with you too! x

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  19. I loved this! Friends can make such a huge difference in your life. I know mine do. I'm glad you have such amazing friends!

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    1. Thanks Peggy! True friends are priceless, right? ;-)

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  20. Lovely, beautiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'm also glad you have such amazing friends.

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    1. Thank you Nas! Sometimes you sit down to write and before you know, this is the result. I was feeling inspired. Glad you enjoyed.

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  21. beautiful! I absolutely loved this.

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  22. It's a lovely poem, Talei.
    I'm glad that you have great friends. We all need them for our bright and not so bright moments.

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    1. Thank you. And yes, its the not so bright moments that you find out who you can really depend on. I'm blessed really. ;-)

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  23. Both beautiful and thought provoking! Very well written also...

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    1. Pat, thank you so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. It was indeed from the glass bottom of my heart. :)

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