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An excerpt from the serenity prayer…
“….the courage to change the things I can,
the will to accept the things I can not,
and the wisdom to know the difference”

For so long I’ve struggled within hoping…
…to gain entry to a formidable fortress.
The walls were impenetrable or…
…with each inch gained another brick placed.
I’ve floundered against these forces that are.
Only finding they wouldn’t concede.
Bein’ so tired filled with despair…
…morphing into an abyss of rage within.
Before I fade and disappear…
…a new proxy I must adopt.
They are they I cannot change...
...and I am me who knows their game.
Acceptance is my key to inner peace.
Acquiescence, assent, consent to life’s inequities.
It will not happen overnight, a week, a month.
Yet it is a new attitude for me to achieve.
A step to allow me…
…to be me…
… for me…
…and no one else.
I’ll pursue in baby steps…
To find serenity when I accept.

CJ Herlihy

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The following comments are for "My Serenity"
by CJHerlihy

Acceptance does make life smoother, well as long as we are accepting and not settling. I know you well enough to know you are not someone who settles. I really enjoyed your words here.

Nae ;0)

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: December 10, 2005 )

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