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I Embrace Life

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    Fork In The Road... No Short Cuts...

    Life will often bring you to these forks in the road. You may find yourself staring down the less crowded road with a bit of anxiety and doubt. Sometimes, it is essential we take this road, so we may experience who we really are and why we are here. These journeys in life can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Living Again

    Waters now flowing where once was so dry. Seems He never would hear my feverant cry for release. But in His own time, not on my dime the calling long last answered.    Plastered in numbness now broken free. 'Send me someone' was my unanswered plea. Now...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Fear (ramblings-repost)

    I am afraid.  I am so tired of being afraid.  Where is my security in the midst of the storms?  My lifeboat in the safe harbor?  Why am I afraid?  Is it the uncertainty of an unknown future?  My life is so abundantly blessed.  Why so...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Fragile

    My story is more like alot of thoughts, feeling and events I have experienced.  It's strange how when you lose someone and sit your car and wait for the light to change so you can go to the church to make arrangements for your sister's service how... the world passed me by...
    sweetlinus sweetlinus 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2007

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    Painting Over. Changing Colours

    I think for the most part, life is about getting over yourself. And I think i have gotten over myself, for now. Throughout my life I have been having crushes on girls. This is not something new to me, I always brushed them aside. I always told myself. It was merely a moment...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Significance Of Insignificance...

    In our daily journey, we often smile at others we come in contact with and give them a Hello! or a Good Morning! or some other insignificant greeting or gesture. Most of the time we do this without even a second thought behind it. Little do we know, the positive significant...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    Existence, the effort Of Will

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g Existence, the effort of will 生きる(いきる) = 頑張り (がんばり) Once upon a time came by this world a child Who feared life from the first breath. But the mother and the father cried: -Gambatte! Onegai, ikitte...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Embracing Those Who Travel With Us In Limited Stretches....Memorial Day...

    Life can change on a dime. I woke up this morning counting my blessings on how life has changed for me in comparison to things I have endured in the past both professionally and personally. I also began feeling that although in a sense I am in the Spring of my life in many...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses May 25, 2012

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    You're Not All That!

    You're not a lame ***, redneck, gambling, cheating, stupid military brat.You're not a needy, stalker freak who'll always 'Be Watching Me, Every Step I Take... Every Move I Make'.You're not a slobbery kisser, daddy's trust fund snob.You're not a belligerent, alcoholic, catholic...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    The Endless Quest

    Do we, as a people, just sit back and let life come to us? It does seem that way from time to time. It seems, to me, that most folks will do the absolute minimum and no more than is required of them, simply to get by. I say find your purpose. Find what meaning life holds for you...
    Slidehammer Slidehammer 36-40, M Aug 12, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Can Stay This Now

    This is something I can honestly say now. And it is an awesome feeling to be able to (at least the majority of the time). At the very least, I feel for the first time in my life that I am trying to embrace life more. That's not to say I have reached the point in which I want to...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 17, 2013

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    So In Love

    hand in glove. so in love skipping away hand in hand   sweaty sweet freedom. little tickle nudges laughing splashing pulling me out laying in the sun as you drive us away smile supressing good time graceful herring water foul     you press on...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    Expect The Unexpected, As You See, It Was Meant To Be :)

    Life is full of unforeseen lessons, occurrences and interactions, one of which is that one should not say never. When never is used, it then becomes a matter of time when whatever we are vehement about happens. Do not dispel the possibilities in this life. Life is full of...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Blame Is Such a Blur

    Today I venture out. I am at a tavern style bar and grill and have already been served a Heineken. Maybe I have celebration on my mind. I am optimistic that my neck/arm pain is going to subside and more importantly, I feel some breakthroughs underway.   I...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Rain

    Sitting in the sunroom.. watching the birds feed and the rose buds bloom.. It's warm out but a cooling gust rushes in.. it smells like electricity. Big gloppy drops pound hard, but sporatically...Soon it falls out of the sky like a great waterfall.. filters the air and cleanses...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    A Ducky Day For A Bird Brain

    Today started out to be one of those frying pan days...put a stick of butter on the sidewalk and it would melt on the spot. No worries though, I had my soon to be air-conditioned car to crawl into. Sizzzzle! ...Shazam! Only 103 degrees inside the vehicle and 97 degrees outside...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    The Scent of Pain

    I am aware of the mystical and have had moments of mystical insight, but not to the extent my wife has experienced and is experiencing. What I am gathering is that she and this man have experienced a "shared awareness" that has profoundly affected them both. These ...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 32 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    For A Better Understanding

    I was born with unique gifts. There are people with similar gifts as such and I have met a few of them. The gift of clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception (ESP),precognition and a form of hyperthymesia. Clairaudience is the name given to those who...
    nerdslam nerdslam 18-21 Jan 14, 2013

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    Dawn Of Surprise

    Nothing about you was preconceived One day you simply presented to me Beguiled by your mysteries You captured my heart A breath to transcend And quickly impart Like a beautiful dawn Your sunlit surprise Taking all of my breath Eclipsing the sky The essence of your smile Rising...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    What Beauty Can Be...

    Beauty can be a flower, the sunshine, a sunset, or some other tangible item. Most times, we see things with only our eyes instead of opening them to our hearts to fully absorb the beauty that they possess. Mostly, we overlook the intangible beauty which can be gentleness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Experience Is Everything!

    I want to experience everything in life I can, within a positive reason. Life is exciting! I love playing music and astounding the audience with our show. I embrace everything. Comments are always welcome to me, and opinions matter to me to give a perspective. Being naked and...
    LaHuitreTare LaHuitreTare 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Be Patient And Compassionate Please

    At one time or another we all question our purpose for being here on this earth, as well as why things happen to us as they do. I could babble endlessly about my thoughts, both philosophical and perhaps a little religious on this topic. However, I truly think we all need to learn...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    Maze

    With in the mind, is a maze. A maze that twists and turns, confuses and demeans all those who stand before it so much, that its a defense, a shield. Even ones self have trouble facing what their own conscious has created. Fear, distraught, confusion, secrets. We hide...
    80sKaties777 80sKaties777 18-21, F Dec 31, 2012

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    So tomorrow is my birthday!

    I'm about to turn 18! ☺️😬 so yeah! I'm excited! I'm ready to get my first tattoo and get my belly button pierced
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Here's To Gemma!

    It's been a long time since I have felt joyful per se. However, today was one of those wonderful, feel good days. I picked up my new puppy. Some say she is a mid-life crisis puppy (too funny)! Others say, are you crazy, puppies are so much work! But, me, I say, "why not?" I...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Nov 20, 2012

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    I feel so f*cking happy right now!

    ! I can't explain it, but even when things aren't really looking up, they aren't looking down either:) I recently told the guy that I liked that I didn't want to have anything with him, and we briefly fought but then recovered(: I have some other guys from school who make me feel...
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    This past summer I was working my normal 24

    hour shift(I'm a paramedic) and we had A few calls as expected. One of the other truck went out on a call for a stand by of a male who was threatening suicide. Ended up being a co workers wives grandpa. I thought to myself, that is tough. Not knowing what was to come for me only...
    Hussarian Hussarian 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Railroad Station

    (attempting to write songs) ~ RAILROAD STATION ~ Ever since I met you I've been waiting to know you Just a glimpse wasn't nearly enough. Are you only a dream, a phantom to me? Or are you really the man that you seem?CHORES: Meet me at the railroad station Where we let go of a...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Writers Block

    WRITERS BLOCK Hello old friends, my pen & tiny lined micro composition book here on the train ride to work  Where have you been hiding, oh sparkly minds eye? Too many thoughts to place into semblance; too little as I block,  fickle & painful realizations. If...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 24 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    A Midnight Ocean Swim

    Seamless and flowing surround me. My breath escapes, a shimmer. The wind, my heart mingle, caressed. Sounds but no words pass through.     From there I wander. My thoughts instantaneous and singular. Though they do not flee. Not pushed nor pulled, they...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Weedsnests And Promises (aug. 2011)

    While tending the weedsnests of the yard today, I noticed the soil was so dry, it was nearly impossible to loose the hold those weeds had.  It made me ponder on the weeds of my life!. One thing I knew, that if I added water to the mix,  it would soften the soil & the weeds...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 4 Responses May 23, 2012

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    If I Could Just Execute My Plan....

    Investment Banker Wisdom The investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.  The investment banker complimented the fisherman on the quality...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    My Poem Says It All..

    This is a poem I wrote many years ago, it inspires me to this day, and has so much meaning in the writing... Journey Of An Angel Written by CindySue Siereveld Copyright 2002 We are but angels on a journey, In A world that carries darkness and struggle, Journey onward...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    Dirty Clothes

    For most of my career I have been in business management, an executive you might say, a CFO, a president, though I never really felt comfortable with the term “executive”. A few years ago I had a falling out with the majority shareholder and parted ways from...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 16 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Tough It May Be

    Life is tough. But life is beautiful as well. There were many times I felt that life was unfair to the point of wanting to end life... shameful as it may seem, we all come to this point. However, I still bounce back and think that since I've reached rock bottom, there is no way...
    PrInCeSsLiLo PrInCeSsLiLo 31-35, F May 14, 2012

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    It Takes Courage

    Holding back is so hard Filled with so much emotion Pressurized until near explosion Who am I to wish such things? Dream such dreams?   Time so short for such elation This fantasy, my mind’s vacation Wishing to be the life I desire Escape the muck & mire...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    After months of looking

    for a job, I’ve recently settled for a minimum wage thing in a popular “Family Restaurant” that specializes in pizza and Italian food. I won’t name names, but what I saw after a few days on the job surprised me to say the least. There are quite a few folks who have been...
    JennyFilth JennyFilth 22-25, F Apr 12

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    Here's a great poem about "embracing life" /

    not giving up! The Frog Poem Two frogs fell into a can of cream, Or so I've heard it told. The sides of the can were shiny and steep, The cream was deep and cold. "Oh, what's the use?" croaked number one. "Tis fate, no help's around. Good-bye, my friend! Good-bye, sad world...
    LivingDavid LivingDavid 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    "to See A World In A Grain Of Sand..."

    To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour. Excerpt from Augries of Innocence - William Blake Such a beautiful day....taking it all in as though it were an everlasting moment none before..none...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Sunday Southern Comfort

    She awoke at 5 o'clock am, a time she had become acustomed to for quietness and meditation.  As the sun slowly peeps above the frosty fields of this pre-spring dawn, the high pitched wind chimes just barely audible in the background, she wonders what the...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    One Man's Plea

    Defenses block my message through  My meanings misconstrued To serve your purpose & need for validation   Unheard and unseen these many days; years in fact  I look back to the emptiness Existing, but not living  Who am I to you anyway?  Why do...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Just Sayin...

    I'm not some consolation prize Not gonna be a back up plan If I can't be your everything, Then you can't be my man. Aint gonna be no 'drunk dial' Not gonna be your midnight text queen If you can't even dial the numbers Then  I'm not gonna loose no sleepI'd rather stare in the...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Time - More Precious Than Platinum.

    Many do not seem to realize the value of time spent, time given, time that may not be there again. Time...precious, always moving forward, a memory marker of sorts...invaluable. The time someone gives to you is worth more than any tangible item one could ever think of giving. It...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    Recognizing A Masterpiece Of Nature

    We all can be accused of looking for that which we aren't sure of...searching for the ultimate, claiming to know it when we see it....seeking the individual that 'gets us." It seems some even spend a life time doing so. This is human nature, however, it would seem that we might...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Jun 15, 2012

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    All The Worlds Mysteries

    In all the worlds mysteries, the hardest one to decipher is love in all its glory. Every human being thrives for it, even those who claim it to be overrated or unreal, they still, deep down wish it to be real. Wish to find it. It is times like these I sit here and wonder why...
    80sKaties777 80sKaties777 18-21, F Dec 31, 2012

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    The Choice: Breaking Your Own Heart Or Living Life, Accepting And Believing

    The heart is such a boggling organ, almost as perplexing as the brain. Funny how when one gives of one’s heart and has it stomped on how the mind often plays its own tricks. The sad part is that it does appear that one bad experience can ruin it for all future experiences, IF...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 4 Responses May 6, 2012

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    I Just Went To An Nba Game

    I used to be a season ticket holder but now i'm divorced. this is yet another loss for me me in the whole divorce thingy. my friend has some super awesome suite tickets and we got the VIP treatment. She actually invited me and two other friends months ago. I've been looking...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F Apr 2, 2012

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    She speaks to me in Riddles and She Speaks to me in Rhymes

    Yes, an ultimatum. She sends me mixed messages. Although her anger has subsided some, she is full of anger toward me. Almost unequivocally any conversation we have related to our relationship winds up with her talking and me listening. She talks and talks the same words she used...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 23 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    To Dream

    I want to dream . Dream alive. Dream in living. Live as I dream. Be as I am in dream. It seems I tasted this bittersweet dreaming of dreaming in life living. Yet I can't seem to dream. I dream at night and live the dream. I long to live and dream the life. The day. To dream in...
    LuckymeIshouldsee LuckymeIshouldsee 18-21 3 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Situations get me down, but you hands sustains my heart again The patterns seem to be so strong so break this mold and free me to live But there's questions and i ask "why" I...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Emotions: The Emotional Body Lesson By Sharmai Amber "The emotional body is one of the lessons that each Soul must master while they are en-route back to God. It is one of several...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    Inside I can be as weird as I want! Outside, well you might sorry about those around you! Embrace me! Embarrass me!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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