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Where Ideas Dance

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Magpie #89




Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

~Carl Schurz





When a writer sits before his desk with outstretched arms to type it is like an awkward dancer tapping upon a stage
the ideas and words swing and tango until they just collide  and then they make their grand entrance one by one hitting the page.



A Certain Force

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"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
~Oprah Winfrey

Poets United Thursday Think Tank #71 Energy


Also linking with dverse




There is a certain force that moves us
 like wind waves a flag,
 and the tide pushes forth an ocean. 
The energies of adversity,
 and our true passions
 make their way through us
 one way or another,
 driving us onward,
or pushing us down.
   Their power can make us stronger,
 and motivate us
 in ways that no other pressure can sway us.
Like the winter cold
makes us shiver,
and the heat persuades
us to thirst,
and
to
quench
it.
The
energy
of
change
has
an
impact
on
what
we
choose.
Through
 it
all
we
can
 find
 a
 force
 within
 us
 to
 survive,
 and
 to
 thrive...
becoming
 a
 beautiful
waving
 kite
 in
 the
open
 sky.



I have found in my life, that the struggles I have faced have been a driving force in what I choose to do.  In those difficult times  I have also been moved to find a way to better cope…

Reaching Out

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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain


I have learned through my children that when it comes to learning and growing you have to be willing to reach out and feel your way around, like a blind person in a maze.  My experience with blogging has been no different.  I first created my blog in March of 2010.  At that time in my life, I was going through a difficult family problem,and blogging became a wonderful diversion and outlet to my crazy world.  The whole blogging experience has been such a wonderful and uplifting journey.  I have met so many amazing poets, and made some even more amazing friends in the process.  I recently received a versatile blogger award from one of my amazing blogging friends Tug. I would like to thank you Tug for considering me for this wonderful award.  In the blogging world we have the opportunity to reach out and meet and communicate with people all over the world.  It is an amazing experience indeed.

Here are my nom…

The Ball

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Last year I attended the Willow Manor Ball with my beloved Wilson


Unfortunately, he was in a recent dodge ball incident, and is no longer with us.
It has been a difficult time, but friends convinced me to get out and have some fun. So I am going to attend the much anticipated Willow Manor Ball 2011, but I could not bear to go alone....so I decided to find someone that reminded me of my dear Wilson....
and so here is Owen Wilson I know what you are thinking....how could I replace my dear and beloved Wilson?! Well, can't a girl get a little joy in life? Anyway, I will let all of you lovely ladies have a dance with him.... cause that is just how I roll. Thank you Tess for inviting me!  If anyone else would like to come join the funjust click on The Ball



Feast

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Magpie #86
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.  ~William James


There is a feast of options on the banquet table of life we can sip it's warm brew and all it has to offer and then sit back and read between the lines of what may lay before us giving us the ability to choose our next move who will be king and who holds our happiness that is in our hands and on our tongue ...we can decide to swallow  or to just spit it out.

A Bigger Plan

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Magpie #85
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis



I always had a big plan  to prove to the world and maybe a little to myself that I could get somewhere in this life... fry something better than balogna sandwich go to college and earn a degree something more valid than the school of hard knocks move forward with dignity not spinning my wheels stirring up dust a mile wide blocking my vision of the light at the end of the tunnel holding myself captive to the place where I stood in a desert of regrets thats where they grow best where we feel there is no way out but sometimes that is the place of the spectacular where elephants grow wings and eyes open wide looking for something greater than ourselves to get us through we find there is a bigger plan than the one we held so tightly a beautiful freedom of letting go of our weary might and letting God be God.