Hearts: Beating, Beating & Repeating.

Via on Feb 12, 2014


Here is my heart.
It is red. It is strong.

My heart pumps blood throughout my veins.
Without it, I could not live.

My heart is not soft. It is tough.
Not because I am cold or cannot love,
Just the opposite.
My heart is tough because I’ve loved.

My heart can withstand pain.
It has been hurt.
It has been seared.
It has been crushed.

I’ve lain on the floor with wet tears on my face, alone.
Alone, with only the sound of my beating heart.

My heart doesn’t cease.
It’s keeps a constant rhythm.

Beating. Beating.

Hearts are not soft.
Hearts are not weak.
Even damaged hearts push on.

They beat.
They pump.
They tick.
They pound.

Hearts hold our pain.
Hearts become full, with love.
They tune into other hearts and beat, in sync.

Hearts can hold grudges.
Hearts can forgive.
Hearts put roses in our cheeks,
Hearts let us live.


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Editor: Bryonie Wise

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About Yoli Ramazzina

Yoli Ramazzina was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (818!), but now resides in Long Beach, California. She is a music lover and a retired KXLU deejay. She is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys teaching Kids Yoga as well as Yoga Basics and Vinyasa Flow at local studios in her community. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, gardening, listening to music, drinking good beer, and most of all spending time with her husband, son and their two rescued pups, Nom-Nom and Lucy. You can find and follow Yoli on tumblr or on Facebook.


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