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Poetry Friday: Only by Marilyn Monroe

June 6th, 2014 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Leverage score music

Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others -
one's own truth is just that really - one's own truth.
We can only share the part that is - within another's knowing - acceptable
so one is for most part alone.
As it is meant to be evidently in nature -
at best perhaps it could make our understanding seek another's loneliness out.
- Marilyn Monroe

From Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters, a collection of Marilyn's writings, which I first heard about in Brain Pickings.

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Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: June 6th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
Poignant

Knowing her end, these are very telling words. In way they're cautionary, aren't they... who around us may be in a similar lonely state? Thanks for posting this, Little Willow.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 6th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Poignant

Thanks for reading!

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: June 7th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)

This is just to say that I have been here and read your words, but surgery on both thumbs last Tuesday prevents me from typing a personalized comment. Forgive me -- copy/paste is the best I can do this week! :-)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 7th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)

Sending you healing thoughts!

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