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Imperfect circumstances we are wont to blame
for every instance we are set up to fall.
The cemetery earth is turned,
yet we deny that we dug our graves.

Fear is the ultimate temptation,
the safe harbor that glues us in place.
Idle minds dry to dust
in agony of dreams deferred.

We dare not speak
lest we are deemed absurd.
Society fails the individual
due to ideas unheard.

Decry your name, underestimate yourself,
but donít declare thatís why you wonít risk the fall!
Eons ago, and to this day,
destiny still seeks its soul to claim.

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."-Jeremiah 33:3, King James Version

"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."-Psalm 119:105, New Living Translation

The present and future are not about who you were in the past-rather, they are about who you are and who you will become.

"Writing is truly glorious in that an author can put on paper the words that fear denies the voice to speak."-from my short story, "Set Free"

"...What you feel is what you are;
What you are is beautiful..."
-from "Slide" by the Goo Goo Dolls

Life surprises you! And I'm talking about the good stuff, because a bad surprise is not a surprise at all, it is just shock and horror. All of these good surprises, they are rewards, and the things that happen to remind you that you matter and that you should make yourself faithful so that you can be deserving of all of life's good surprises. Every wonderful surprise in life is a chance to flourish, so grab life by the horns-but don't ride, steer instead: life's horns are life's joystick. You can handle it, because your life's horns are made especially for you. If you don't give up, all of this will hold true and life will continue to surprise you.

Aubri, a. k. a. "Leopard Lady"

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The following comments are for "Soul to Claim"
by ArsPoet2789ica

reverse verse first...

A lot of good lines here, but not memorable for me because they are trapped in too much non-important lines. For example, the very first line seems too forced -- nobody speakes like that. The best poetry is that which pulls reader in with ideas that we ourselves might harbor.

A lot of times I'll take a poem I've written and write in backward, starting with last line first. I think if you try that here it will show you the weak points and you can remove them, or re-write them into stronger links of the chain.


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: June 25, 2012 )

Keeping your mouth shut

I read this as "Keep your mouth shut and no one will know you are stupid"

At one time I would rather burn than fade away...but now I am down to my last couple of inches... a slow flicker seems good to me.

Must be an age thing.

How come teachers always seemed to write "Must Try Harder" on my stuff... Had they never heard the saying "No use flogging a Dead Horse"


( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: June 25, 2012 )

Mind Phuck
the fear of thinking...
those unthinkable thoughts...
is phobic to the imagination...

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: July 30, 2016 )

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