By Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And 
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet

I’m not sure why
I keep on changing
like I do 

I don’t know 
if it’s good or bad
I really wish I knew.

I fear with all these changes
taking place inside of me, 
others will only notice 
the outer side they see. 

I wish I understood 
what was meant to be,
what’s the point in changing 
if you don’t change with me. 
growing together

Take my hand, my love,

we can grow together. 
I will grow 
and you will grow, 
by my side  


Copyright © 2021 Bree Leto – Secretthoughtswithin And 
Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved

Writing with Bree was a real joy and a magical experience!  I was so pleased
to be able to collaborate with such a talented writer!!  I hope that we will be able to continue
writing together in the future!!

Please go and visit Bree’s blog at – secretthoughtswithin.com
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My Dear Friend Gina/Singledust has been writing a beautiful, delicate and romantic series of poems entitled “Sweet Whispers” which I want to highly recommend to you.  Please investigate this series and Her other works!

Gina and I have previously collaborated on a little “Duet” called “Allie’s Song for Noah“.  Her poem “Let Me” spoke to my heart and I brashly interlaced some of my words at the end of her lines which ended up in our posts as, “Allie’s Song For Noah”.  This was a little imaginative writing as a take off on a supposed alternate ending to “The Notebook”.  Gina was generous and gracious enough to grant permission to post that “duet” as a collaboration.

After reading Gina’s “Sweet Whispers #8” I felt I needed to warn her that her poem was whispering to my heart.  So I was once again inspired to continue our little collaboration on another “Duet” in “The Notebook” vein. Continue reading


By Charles Robert Lindholm  2-3-2017 at 4:00 a.m. (The motivation for “Conscious Coma”)

How do you know if you have found your Soulmate?  When you both pick out the exact same card for your Anniversary!

When two hearts beat as one. When you always get excited about being able to get back home to see your Sweetie.  When your Beloved never lets you get out the door without a kiss and an admonition to “Be Careful”!!

When you look around your life and your home and the most important thing you see is your Soulmate.  When you can remember where and when and why you did this or that and how you came to pick out that souvenir or admire an old photo you will know the feeling – and I hope you will!

We live in a retirement community (15,000 people) not too far from the main road, and it never fails that at least once a day you can hear a siren go by and the reality of “The Circle of Life” is once again impressed upon you.  When I was younger I could never quite understand how it was that so often when one spouse of a couple who had been married for  30, 40 or 50 years passed on that the other spouse, who seemed to be in good health, would be very likely to pass on within a year of losing their Soulmate.  Now that I have a Soulmate I understand.  They lose the desire to live on without their Beloved!!!

Losing the desire to live – It seems so crazy when the basic instinct of life is self survival at all costs, but for those who have been lucky enough to have found a little Heaven on Earth with a Soulmate it makes perfect sense.

I always feel so sad for the one who is left behind and I have had too many opportunities to see it up close – and we want to be like the ending in the movie “The Notebook” or like the very most romantic shot in the whole movie “Titanic” where the little old couple is shown spooning in their cabin as the water is coming in (that shot made me cry).

If you have been lucky enough to have had a little Heaven on Earth with a Soulmate it makes perfect sense that you would want to be in Heaven again!

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