Where is Your Heart…

Where is Your Heart…

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Sometimes the words flow from places you just don’t know from where. Sometimes you just have to let those words flow as they see fit. I hope you let your words flow.


Where is your heart

wearing it on your sleeve

spending time being invisible

are you here


do you know why you are


to love

to love

open the door

step out into the world

breathe it in

ask where love is needed


can you share your love with others

open your heart

let others in

it might hurt


I can’t tell you that it won’t

but loving is worth the cost

of pain

pain that breaks you open

to love

you know you’re alive

you are alive

or are you dead and just don’t know it

what is life anyway

without love

can you feel it

seeping through your crevices

let it crack you open

do you love


do you love from the inside out

hear the call

answer the call

allow the waves to flow over and through you

allow for change to happen

allow for greatness to enter your life



JournalOctPoWriMo  is a poetry challenge for the month of October – 31 poems in 31 days. I created OctPoWriMo in 2012 and with the assistance of Julie Jordan Scott it took off. Every year she and I, and now others, post poetry prompts every day during October to encourage poets (even those that don’t consider themselves poets) from all over the world to play with their words, to write poetry, to read poetry, and to take their poetry to a deeper level.

Join us at OctPoWriMo and/or visit and support others that are playing with their words.

Writing Prompts:

Choose a question and write whatever comes up for you. When the words slow down write the question again and keep writing.

What does love mean to you?

What are you feeling in this moment?

How has love affected your life?



Something to shake things up.

Something to set the mood.

Something playful and fun.

Winners to be announced on OctPoWriMo.com

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PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author  that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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26 thoughts on “Where is Your Heart…

  1. I’ve come to a point where I don’t feel that romantic love is necessary for a good life. It never worked out for me, and it’s something I simply don’t want to open myself up to again. I’m more than fifty years old. I think I know my own mind by now.
    Yet there is a truth that one can’t completely close oneself off. I’m not open to romantic love, but I’m trying to be open to kindness and potential friendship. I find it hard to open up because I’ve been hurt a lot.

    • I understand how you feel, Wanda, I’ve been hurt quite a bit in my life but it isn’t really romantic love that I’m speaking of. If we close ourselves off to love – love of self and sharing compassionate love – we cease to grow.

      I hope you find ways to increase your love for yourself and learn how to share it more with others.

      Peace to you.

  2. I keep a few sentences taped to my desk… you now have an honored place with ‘ allow for greatness to enter your life.” Thanks!

  3. This was beautiful Morgan! 🙂
    I am reading Murakami’s Norwegian Wood currently and this quote echoes what you have written,

    “What happens when people open their hearts?”…
    “They get better.”

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