Hearts: Beating, Beating & Repeating.

Via Yoli Ramazzina
on Feb 12, 2014
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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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About Yoli Ramazzina

Yoli Ramazzina is a California girl, born & raised. She is a poet, a dreamer at heart and has been writing since she was 9 years old. Yoli is also music lover and a retired KXLU deejay. These days she spends her time writing and practicing yoga. Things that make her heart happy include: her family, the wag of her dogs’ tails, the smell of rain, good music, good beer and good friends.

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