Poetry is an old passion of mine and I have begun writing again. I started this blog to share my writing with others in hopes they may find inspiration in something I have written. I also would like to compile other inspirational poetry written by other Vermonters to share with the world. If you have poetry you would like posted please send it to hrp120584@gmail.com. Let's show the world how much inspiration Vermonters have one poem at a time!

Each week I will feature a poem I have written on this page. There is a page featuring a compilation of my work as well as a page featuring other Vermont poets. Happy reading. Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions you may have.

The Heart Prevails

In the depths of my heart...

Is where I have to live 

Only I know my heart 

Only I can understand 

At the end of the day...

I have to answer to myself 

Today my question is...

Is it wrong to trust people?

To want to feel loved and appreciated 

Is it wrong to love?

I guess it depends on at what cost 

If I search my heart

At the end of the day...

Did I do right by the people around me?

Did I betray anyone?

Have I done my best today?

I know today

At the end of the day...

I have done well by the people I care about today 

Have I made mistakes?

Sure, but I make them way less often than I used to 

I have learned I can't find the comfort I seek in drugs or other people

I know now it can't be found in either 

Drugs temporarily mask my pain, then make it worse

Other people tend to find pleasure in it 

I am glad I have made mistakes 

In the depths of my heart...

Those mistakes continue to strengthen me 

I am angry I allowed myself to trust people 

I allowed myself to seek comfort in places I would find betrayal 

The heart and mind can be deceiving 

I don't understand my own 

What made me think I could understand someone else's 

I know my heart is pure

My intentions have been good 

I have not hurt or betrayed the people I care about today 

I have done wrong by only myself today

So the question is...

Did you do right by the people around you?

Did you betray anyone?

Did you do your best today?

In the depths of my heart...

I am proud to say the only one I betrayed was myself

I would rather hurt myself than the people I care about

In the depths of my heart...

I am beginning to realize I am as valuable as the people I care about 

Only when I see my own self worth will I continue to grow 

Only as I grow will I make less mistakes 

In the depths of my heart...

I promise to love myself as much as I love others 

I promise to be more selective and protective with my love 

I promise not to give in to the weaknesses of my mind

The mind can be deceiving, but

At the end of the day

The heart will always prevail 

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