Life is funny sometimes especially when you think about what we as humans talk about in conversation and how we cover almost every topic under the sun except for the topics that can mean the most to us.

We talk about the weather, sports, food, health, entertainment and make small talk about so many inconsequential things with such ease. I must admit right here, I am not a fan of small talk. I will not engage in it and I don’t see the point in it other than it’s a big waste of my time. However, the one topic we do have trouble communicating about is… love. And this topic happens to be one of the most important to us. And yet, we remain silent on the topic mostly out of fear.

Talking about love requires us to open our hearts and this puts us in a very vulnerable position. All our thoughts, emotions and feelings are on display for the entire world to see. Vulnerability can be scary to most people simply because it involves wearing your heart on your sleeve. Maybe that is why we are afraid to open up regarding our love life. Not only do we have trouble talking about love with others but we also have trouble talking about love with our partners, lovers, spouses etc.

Miscommunication or no communication is what can hurt love the most. What we don’t talk about, what we are afraid to talk about or even the things we say but do not mean can result in miscommunication. Feelings can become hurt over what is not being said and if we are afraid to talk about our feelings, how much of love is being lost? Between silence and fear much of love is lost to us.

How can we do better at talking about things closest to us? Finding souls that are alike to yours is a good start. These people can be soulmates or like a tribe to you as they will understand you. Once you trust someone you will be more at ease with opening up and allowing yourself to reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings. They will even understand your silences. If I cannot sit with someone in silence and be comfortable then I just can’t be friends with them.

Feeling safe in someone’s presence will allow you to bare your soul, talking about the things closest to your heart. This will help you feel more connected with others and it will enrich your life.


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N.R. Hart started writing poetry at a young age and used her poetry as a way to express her innermost thoughts and emotions. A true romantic at heart, she writes feelings of love, hope, passion, despair, vulnerability and romance in her poetry. She published her first book of poetry “Poetry and Pearls” Romantic Poetry volume 1 by N.R. Hart in December 2015. Hart's second book "Poetry and Pearls" Romantic Poetry volume II was released in December 2018. Her newest book and first hardcover "Love Poems to No One" was released in February 2019. She is currently working on a trilogy of this book with 2 more books to follow later this year. She is also excited to announce she will be working on children's book of poetry in the near future. All N.R. Hart's books are available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Noble book stores worldwide.

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