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Shirley Keefer Topeka
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For Valentines Day, I am sharing with you two of my love poems ...a sneak peak from a chapbook of poetry I've been working on for the last few years. 

One poem for those of you looking for love, and one for those of you who've found it Maybe, one or the other will resonate with you. I hope you enjoy them.

And remember to tell ALL of your favorite people how much you love them today! Never assume they know 
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Love That’s Real
Searching for a love that’s real,
And the way it makes one feel.
Makes some weak and others cry,
Without ever understanding why.
The most desired thing on earth,
Never questioning its worth.
Souls connect through common bond.
Hearts unite and then respond.
Finding an essence to atone,
A life no longer is its own.
Ecstasy flows through one’s veins,
Desire and bliss are what remains.
Willing to die; willing to kill,
For that sensation lovers feel.
Blinded by color, race and age,
But won’t survive locked in a cage.
Freely given but most would pay,
Give it away and it will stay.
No reservations and no doubt,
It’s something one can’t live without.
For when a soul finds its true mate,
That can only be the hand of fate.

~Shirley Keefer Topeka: Life, Love and Love (K)nots

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One Guy and One Girl
Lying beside you, all right in our world, 
nothing existing, but one guy and one girl.
Our souls and minds spiritually connected.
Our physical bodies have been neglected.
The flush of your face, the lust in your eyes, 
the world disappears and I’m hypnotized.
Seeing your love reflected towards me, 
knowing I'm exactly where I want to be.
You lean in softly, placing your lips to mine; 
such sweetness explores my mouth like fine wine.
Hearing your voice as you whisper my name
and say "I love you" and I whisper the same. 
Your fingertips softly caressing my skin, 
igniting my body from deep down within.
Embracing so tightly, our hearts beating fast, 
eagerly expressing our love at last.
Freeing our passion from its prison bound.
Denying it nothing, this time around.
Touching so tenderly all the night long.
Moving cohesive, desire burning strong.
Fusing together, soul, body and mind, 
in a perfect love that very few find. 
~Shirley Keefer Topeka: Life, Love and Love (K)nots


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Tormented Soul

Tormented soul. Tormented soul.
There is so much you long to know.
What road to take? What path to chose?
If you chose wrong, what will you lose?

What prevents you from letting go?
Tormented soul. Tormented soul.
Fear of living? Or fear of not?
Fear of falling; not being caught?
 
Take those leaps and face your fears.
Look back and smile in future years.
Tormented soul, tormented soul.
Don’t take the path that others go.
 
Attempt and fail. There is no shame.
Evading them, then you’re to blame.
Never forget, you’re in control.
Tormented soul. Tormented soul.

                      ~Shirley Keefer Topeka

 

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Unconditionally

I will give to thee,
Love unconditionally
Give the same to me.
~Shirley Keefer Topeka

Great article! below I have been pondering the meaning of unconditional love all day. This article expresses that well. 

http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/10/09/6-things-every-couple-should-stop-doing/

2. The secret to a healthy, lasting relationship is not about how many days, months, or years you’ve been together, it’s about how much you truly love each other every day. You must directly express this love through your words and actions....Relationships last a lifetime only when two people make a choice to keep it and work for it. Tell your loved ones you love them every night, and prove it every day. These acts of love don’t need to be extravagant; they just need to be true. Compliment each other and celebrate together. What we focus on expands. What we appreciate, appreciates in value. - via: marcandangel.com


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I will give to thee, Love unconditionally Give the same to me.
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I first learned of the Music and Memory Project a few years ago and immediately developed a soft spot for it in my heart. I was pleased to learn that a documentary titled Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory was revealed at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The documentary showcases how this amazing, drug free treatment is bringing joy and increasing the quality of life for those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer, by helping to “wake up” memories though music. Every time I see the effects that music has on those affected by this debilitating disease, it brings tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart. It will be available for the viewing public soon. Find out more at http://aliveinside.us/ or to learn how your old iPods can help unlock memories for someone go to http://musicandmemory.org/. It's an unbelievably easy way to make such a huge difference.

http://vimeo.com/80114021 Watch the Alive Inside Trailer

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I lost my best friend and mentor, my grandfather, to alzheimer's this year. I will follow up on this. He led a vibrant, creative, courageous life.
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New Year

Another new year,
Time has come and time has gone,
Time continues on.



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Another new year Time has come and time has gone Time continues on
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Fingers intertwined
Secure in your sounds of sleep
Breathing lullaby

~ Shirley Keefer Topeka Nov. 2013


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I love words, whether read silently or expressed aloud, - a good work of fiction, beautiful poetry, a powerful song - and its ability to change or create a mood or reach inside someone and awaken deep feelings and emotions.

I enjoy interacting and surrounding myself with creative people who see and express the beauty of the world in unique and captivating ways.

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