Freedom Is A Room With A View


Silence and denial lay together like an unused bed, in an empty room. 
Never allowing truth's purspose, and it's freedom to be viewed.
I spent years laying in that bed waiting for him to become a better man, somehow free.
It was a costly lesson to finally realize the only one I could truly change was me.
For there are times it is strength to linger within the flame,
but there are others when it is mightier to stand up and walk away.




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  1. Beautiful piece of writing, Carrie. Your message and your sentiments ring true, they are deeply poignant and profoundly moving.

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  2. ... a lesson we all need to learn ~ sooner or later. Nicely written!

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  3. Wow, I think we both recieved the same message from this prompt...the picture does give that feeling of an emptiness - Great Magpie...it is by far better to be alone then live lonely....blessings..bkm

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  4. Carrie, what a beautiful way you used to express such wise words. Pure magic! :)

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  5. How true.. a strong and beautiful poem.

    And sad, because it could be true.

    Christine

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  6. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments, I always appreciate them. :-) This photo I think did prompt many to go with the emptiness theme. This one is from personal experience for me. I guess life lessons do turn into poetry. :-)

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  7. Brilliant. I love the story behind those words and image... a lesson to be learnt!

    I loved this!
    ;)

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  8. Thank you Dulce for reading it... always wonderful to hear from you. :-)

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  9. The freedom of truth..of course!!
    Totally agree with you..very well done!

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  10. You are so right Lyn...thank you for reading it...always enjoy your comments and love reading two ghosts! :-)

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  11. It is a lesson we all need to learn at some time in our lives. Wonderful magpie!

    -Weasel

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  12. carrie, this was both powerful and bold...it's as if you were telling my own story! ...a costly lesson, indeed! much love, my friend on your excellent magpie :)

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  13. Thank you Weasel, I have crossed that bridge...:)
    glad you stopped by and read this one. :)

    Sheri, we both lived this story...:-) and you are right it is a costly lesson...that takes much time to learn. As always your encouraging words have made my day. :-)

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  14. what a beautiful piece of writing. i knew i'd have something to take away from here... as always!!

    Love this!
    Happy Weekend!!
    Underneath His Wrapping

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  15. Thank you Ruth...you are always an inspiration to me. :-)

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  16. If you lived this story then I am glad you have come to the end and understand what you have said here.
    Life is this endless journey for most of us; the lucky ones learn along the way, the sad one repeat their mistakes along the way.

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  17. An emotionally strong piece echo the striking black and white photgraph

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  18. I love what you wrote here! It's true what you said about the only person we can change is us. I know that to be so true!! Thank you for your kind words on my Magpie too.

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  19. You are so right Friko...about learning along the way...I think if we can learn each one as it happens it serves a wonderful purpose in the pain.
    :-)

    Thank you Gwei...your words always encourage me. :-)

    Corrina I loved your Magpie, thank you for your sweet words and reading mine. :-)

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  20. Oh my god, you remind me of Emily dickinson's poem, The Orchard.. this is simply said yet insights are played out well.

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  21. Oh, yes, there is a time when it's best to walk. Well done!

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  22. Ahh, a lesson in prose. A lesson so true, yet so hard to learn at times. Beautifully done.

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  23. True we can only change ourselves...but we are a stubborn creature blinded to ourselves at times...which is why I loved your title the best..."Freedom Is A Room With A View"...nice job! :)

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  24. Arian T. thank you for the wonderful compliment. I will have to read that poem. :-)

    Thank you Tumblewords i agree with you on that...and appreciate your kind words. :-)

    Eric S. yes it is a hard lesson to learn at times...one i wish i had not had to...thank you for taking the time to read it. :-)

    Chrissy I am glad you liked the title...it rang true for me...your kind comments encourage me.
    :-)

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  25. True words indeed, said the moth.

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  26. Even the self can't be change (and why should it? Isn't it deserving to have its own life?)

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  27. Hi Fireblossom glad you stopped by..."said the moth"...i understand all too well what you mean...
    :-)

    Spacedlaw thank you for reading it...and I think you are ultimately right about self change...it is what we expect as an outcome, the way we look at things and what we do about it that truly must change in ourselves...:-)

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