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Beautiful Free Bird

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 "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."  ~Epictetus
Linking with lovely Emily at Imperfect Prose.

Life with all its struggles and frustrations has a way of weighing us down, like mud from a landslide knocking us to the ground motionless in a stagnant place.  Then it becomes difficult to see ahead or even move forward from there.  I have found myself wallowing in this condition more times than I care to admit.

A while back I was there once again, stuck in a mound of self pity, facing another situation uncertain what direction to go next.  As I wondered why life always seems to be so hard, out of the blue something amazing happened.

Being an avid blogger, I occasionally receive random e-mails from people that I do not know.  Usually, commenting on my blog, or asking questions, but on this day it was something different.  I opened an e-mail from a young lady with a story that could move any heart from compla…

Life Is A Loaded Gun

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linking with Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads


Sometimes life can seem unforgiving like the trigger of a loaded gun.
You can be in the line of fire no matter where you choose to run.
Every decision and place one tries to be safe and hide,
becomes the target that the bullet will surely find.
This world is full of choices that we can dodge or we can face.
We can confront the open barrel and be shot or just be grazed.
Sometimes life can seem unforgiving like a weapon in a gunman's hand,
but we will never overcome the struggle unless we bravely take a stand.





You Are What Ya Eat

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image by Klaus Enrique Gerdes
The Mag #120

Poor old Igbad Mohamed Kazoo
fell in love with the witch doctor
that lived in hut two

He was warned to watch out by the tribe
but Igbad was in love
 and you know love is blind

So one day he was out picking grapes
he lost track of time
and missed thier big date

That was it for the witch doctor Shameen
she did her voo doo spell
and said" YOU ARE WHAT YA EAT!!"


This poem is inspired by my dear friend Stafford who is always making me laugh and smile.  Thank you Stafford this one is for you. :-)