What is it to lock
To shut away?
To preserve?
To keep safe?
To save?
But why?
To seal your heart from hurt
To keep everything inside
Safe and dying for want of freedom
I will unlock my imprisoned heart
I will throw away the key
Into some deep deep loch
I will free my heart to love
I will not preserve my love
But give it fresh each day
Wherever it is wanted
I will care with it
Share with it
Hearts must not be locked
Love is to be spent,
Love is never wasted
Love rejected is never taken
Love is pure
Love is….

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