Gentle as a Heartbeat

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My tenderness is an expression
Of just how deeply I have touched
My own soul.

Quietly, and with patience,
I can feel from where my own heart beats.
And, should I open my arms up to you,
Come lay beside me and listen!

Only when you can feel a quietness flow from within
Can we reach out and touch with a tenderness
As gentle as a heartbeat.

July 4, 1979

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