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Where Love is Protected

Where Love is Protected

Am I a saint or sinner?  Darling or Delilah?
A southern spirit, derived in North Carolina
A mystery to myself, craving love’s vitality
Excuse me for expressing my sensuality

Where there are mudslingers mingled among up lifters
Time messes with my mind in hourglass sand sifters
Though I know I cannot slow down aging’s advance
I embrace youthful dance in me, when given chance

Hold me!  Do not scold me for my heart’s soft repartee
I’m crushed under the weight of vile insensitivity
I prefer pure positive words from God’s will and grace
Gazing upon the world aloft heaven’s perfect place

Here, the view is not skewed, in paradisiacal light
A day where callous displays disintegrate in plight
I will spread my wings high, feeling valued and accepted
Flying free, I can be myself, where love is protected

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Tony Taylor

WOW!! CHERIE!!.... this is like the quintessential CHERIE piece of poetic truth!!...... Ever looking for the romantic honesty in a world that's so flawed...... Misunderstood in a world that doesn't quite have the playing field for the sweet perfection that your heart truly deserves.... man oh man!!....I can see so much of you personally in this write!!.... not only does your poetry shine here... but you... as a person.... shine with the glory of God's good light here!!.....a magnificent write that I will ALWAYS consider one of my favorites and one of your most honest ...and hence.... one of your best!......ALL STARS!! & PINNED!!......smokin' grooves sweetheart!!....smokin' grooves!!...... Love you!!......T xo. : )

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Cherie Leigh

Hi T...Thank you so much!  Wow!  I did not know that you would like this one that much!  I guess this one is a very personal reflection of myself...and how I see the world I live in as a challenge to understand....always seeking to find God's fingerprints on it to follow instead of the hurt I witness that I do not understand.  Thank you for the pin and gracious compliments.  I am very honored.  Yay!  Love n Hugs, C ;) xo  

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Marion Price

This truly is so beautiful and honest and uplifting actually...you have lifted me from the dark Cherie, pinned...and I particularly like the line..." time messes with my mind in hourglass sand sifters" ....excellent!!💕

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Marion.  You pointed out my most reworked line so I am so happy you think it turned out okay.  Lol  Your comments mean so much.  I am so grateful for your support and that you liked it.  Love n Hugs, xo ;)   

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Barry Childs

Ah, well, She's gone and done it again. Superb.
Barry x

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Cherie Leigh

Awwww...Thank you Barry. I appreciate your faith in me and your kind support.  This poem is very much a personal reflection of me.  xo ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Hi Cheerie, 
That was stunning, and honest, and beautiful(yes, definitely you). 
I hope you know(just from knowing you on here) that you're a wonderful person. The world is imperfect, not you. You rise above it with your kindness, and sense of values, and courageous, yet soft heart. Don't ever change, the world should bend for you. 
Lovely write, from a tremendous person. 
So loved that! 

Hugs, and bugs, 

Matthew. 

That one's been pinned more times than a guy at a cross-eyed tailors! 
Great job! 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Matthew... Thank you.  ;)  You really know how to make me feel appreciated.  I have never understood this world and feel a bit lost...and to try to find the things in life that are beautiful and loving is my saving grace.  I am drawn to those experiences that feel protective and safe.  I am happy you understand my personality in how I view life.  I send hugs, minus the bugs...lol  Cheerie ;)   

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Grant Wright

Hi Cherie, you are so talented my friend. Never stop writing. You are an inspiration. 

G x

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Grant..Thank you so much.  I have always respected your opinions and valued your friendship.  I am honored that you say I am an inspiration...That keeps me motivated...Bless you.  Love n Hugs to yours....I wish you all the happiness in the world. xo ;)

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Icarus Flocke

Very beautiful, eloquent, and meaningful piece
of pure  lyricism. It would be great as a song as
Well.

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Cherie Leigh

Hi J...Thank you.  I would like to know the melody put to this one...at is interesting that you could see the lyrics as a song...That is honoring.  I just write with my emotions on display.  Bless you.  xo ;)
 

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