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Old 09-01-2005, 01:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, I nearly forgot..
I happened across a garage sale today and got a book (with you in mind) that's called "Look to This Day - A Keepsake of Joyful and Inspiring Thoughts"

I figure I will try and post one page from it each day...as a part of my own recovery and to share with you guys too.

So here goes the first one:

"Look to this day! because it is life, the very life of life." - from the Sanskirt

If you would have a mind at peace,
A hear that cannot harden,
Go find a door that opens wide
Upone a lovely gardent.
(Inscription at Cypress Gardens)

Little Things
Sometimes we may not realize
that everything we do
Affects not only our lives
but touches others, too.
A single happy smile
can always brighten up the day
For anyone who happens
to be passing by your way,
And a little bit of thoughtfulness
that shows someone you care
Creates a ray of sunshine
for both of you to share
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Old 09-01-2005, 05:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Now some poems...though I'm reluctant to share because I'm not a poet and have only written a few this past year (mostly about depression and hearache and they're kinda cheesy but here goes anyway)....I've never shared these with anyone so I'm very nervous about this. In order to understand I must first tell you that I am 28 and have loved many, but have yet to feel truely loved by anyone.


Lord send me someone to hold me tight
To wipe my tears and kiss me goodnight

I need someone to love me truely
To care for me wholey and fully

All my life I've searched so hard
Always hurting cause I let down my guard

No one knows all my pain
Nor how much I have to gain

I've tried to hold my life together
And now another "him" I must sever

Lord, I'm not strong enough for this one
Sanity fast enough can not come

It's like I'm holding onto something false
To keep from feeling total loss

Am I not worthy of true love?
Isn't someone watching from above?

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Somehow I'm surviving from day to day
Though important things never go my way

Lord, when will it be my time to play
For those sweet words "I do" I want to say

It's April now and soon will be May
Won't you please send me a lasting sun ray

Such dreams I hold inside
But someone to share them I can't find

Why does he have me so enchanted?
Or is my heart completely slanted?

A house in the country. A dog in the yard.
Kids on the porch swing. It shouldn't be hard.

A cool breeze blows while all fishing at the pond
Those are the things for which I am fond

Lord don't I deserve to be truely happy?
Or is the idea ultimetly daffy?

A winding road to a quite little home
A relaxing life where sunlight shone

Take me home
I have no home

No home with love and laughter
No home to come back to faster
My life is such a complete disaster

Sure, some say I have a lot
But the truth is that they really know not

All I want is love devine
If he'd just leave that bottle behind
Drunk on love and we'd be fine
RELUCTANT TO SHARE? Why? This was truly beautiful. Although I feel your pain in your words and can relate to EVERY EVERY word, I think you have a talent you clearly aren't aware of ..... YOU CAN CERTAINLY WRITE POETRY! Keep sharing! Sometimes, it helps to see that there are others going through the SAME emotional rollercoasters! I'm not saying I'm *happy* you are going through the same (of course, I'm NOT), but it brings home some sanity to me to know that I'm *NOT* the *ONLY ONE* who sometimes just cannot deal/handle the pain or addiction of *love* .... or lack thereof!

Now, having bitched! I'll end on a happy note!

I wish I knew how to post a picture(s) because I received some happy news (what a blessing!) Although I think my life has been tough, my sister has been trying to conceive for YEARS. Without making this a LONG story; she and her husband are currently in Russia and will FINALLY be adopting two beautiful BOYS! She sent me photos and video clips; of which I just received this morning ...... I fell apart seeing her (my beautiful sister) in such a happy happy GLOW! I just hope and pray (and could use everyone else's prayers as well) that all goes well. They will have to return to the U.S. without the boys (some legal paperwork crap!) and return to Russia when all the mumbo-jumbo is legit! I don't get it .... but I can only hope that this ends up on a happy note and two little boys are blessed with two people who are going to make INCREDIBLE PARENTS!

Thanks for letting me share!

Much love to ALL,
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Old 09-01-2005, 06:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I am taking a suggestion from a loved one to post a thread and that it is therapudic and on faith that she is right i amdoing so. this post is for poams and thoughts and things that are loveing and uplifing to our hearts and minds. and i shall start.

We are all gems stones we come from dark places wrought with hard ship, we tumble around not knowing were we are going not understanding were we have been. finding our selve polished by our lives we find that we are gems with flaws yet the true jewler sees that these flaws add charicter and make us that much more beautiful to all. so when all is seid and done we shall shine above the rest.
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Ryan,

I just posted a response to Shutterbug's poem but wanted to come back and say that it was INSPIRED by your initial thread! THANK YOU!

Yes, we are gem stones ..... some of us have been TARNISHED and flawed by our addictions .... those of us who somehow couldn't find the strength in the beauty the world has to offer ..... INSTEAD, we thought (or may continue to think) that we are somehow undeserving and then wallow in self-pity and go to our addiction(s) for an uplift or naively believe that the drink or whatever will SAVE US! It doesn't ..... that I learned THE HARD WAY!

I don't know why some of us *gems* are stronger and stay together and shine without the need of *substances* ...... I don't even know how *I* got here ..... after 40+ years of not drinking or using or ANYTHING!

The thing to do NOW is to continue to polish ourselves and push forward. I could tell by your post one day that you were having a pretty rough day! I have many ..... you are NOT alone! Don't beat yourself up ...... it happens! My problem is I don't stay FOCUSED on the positives in my life and try to resolve all the *negatives* ..... at ONCE .... and it becomes too overwhelming! So, although they say *one day at a time* ..... sometimes I have to take it one HOUR at a time!

Hang in there Ryan ..... and continue to share! It helps me to share and to be there if I can help in any way!

Read my previous post to see the *positive* in my life today!

Have yourself a wonderful, wonderful day!

Much love,
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Old 09-01-2005, 06:33 AM   #24 (permalink)
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ok funny stuff here.. i got my ear peirced and a tattoo on my back for christmas 2 years ago just to irritate my folks. lol im thirty freeking years old what the hell was i thinking. i like the tattoo of a dragon but the earing had to go... to the other ear you see i had the first one peirced on the wrong side imagin my shock when my folks asked if i was gay. Hello im married to a Woman , i think. Needless to say it realy didnt faze them. so i was dissapointed.
OH NOW THIS IS A HOOT! I laughed hysterically! Sounds like something I'd do!

Kinda reminds me of an old TV commercial ..... I can't recall what the commercial was for ..... but this fella goes to get a tattoo which should have read I Love Donna ..... well half-way through, I guess the tattoist realized the kid didn't have enough $$$ and stopped ..... leaving the poor guy with a tattoo that read I love DON!

Thanks for the chuckle!

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Old 09-01-2005, 05:29 PM   #25 (permalink)
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that was one funny cammercial i rolled for hours.
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just woke up from my nap (actually my sis woke me up by ringing the phone off the hook till I got up to answer it...darn her...but I told her I would go to the movies with her, so I guess it's good she woke me)

Been kinda slacking off on posting the uplifting poems I said I would do each day...so maybe...not every day...but instead, every so often :-)

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The Salution of the Dawn

Listen to the exhortation of dawn!
Look to this day! For it is life,
The very life of life
In its brief course lie all the varieties and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision:
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.
--->From the Sanskirt

"Take your needle...and work at your pattern;
it will come out a rose by and by;
Life is like that'
one stich at a time taken patiently,
and the pattern will come out all right
like the embroidery.
---> Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Is Good

Let me not fail to find that life is good.
Though storms my rage around me, and the dark
Press close upon the heights whereon I've stood,
Let me lift up a song as does the lark
Sure of the warming sunlight when the shower
Is done, and rainbow beauty rims the hill,
For nothing hinders God's almighty power
To summon blessings where and how He will.

From out the stormiest place, the darkest deep,
At His great word a steadfast friend may come,
Or from the loss that once I stayed to weep,
A shining blessing greater than the sum
Of all my woes. I need but take His hand
To see life fair, to see it whole and new,
Touched with His matchless glory, like a land
Of promise such as eager pilgrims view.
I need but trust His love, as all men should,
To know with joy and faith that life is good.
---> Eleanor Halbrook Zimmerman

Let us be of good cheer,
remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear
are those which never come.
---> James Russell Lowell
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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there is a place where my heart glows a place where no body knows, i keep it hidden shltered and neer so that i wont be lost forgotten or feared. my heart is as big as the space but can also be small with out a trace, there is room in my heart for all that hear. it loves and cares even not knowing who you are because its big to catch your star and keep you warm though neer or far and when you feel down on your self remember there is a heart the glows in a place ment for you that nobody knows that will keep you warm and safe from all those things, and hold you warm and in your place.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:43 PM   #28 (permalink)
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to depressed to say anything or realy care tonight. my god watch over us tonight
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.,

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I feel dumb asking this...but I dont' get it?
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:21 PM   #31 (permalink)
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me neither lol it was in my email thought it was funny so posted it.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:16 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Ohhh the Pain....
So sad....So sad
through a crack in the curtain I see a glorious flower.
I look and there's more!
Each morning, still sad, I've found a new love.
curiosity pulls me to my door.
morning glorys everywhere!
makes my sadness, more able to bare!
they trumpet there beauty.
as I stand in aww.
strange, just some flowers can make you alive!

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lol yeah its dorky! but its true!
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