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OwlSA
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EVER-SOLDIERING
11 October 2013

Lifting my face
full into the wind
and rain
and cold air,
I feel the chilling bite
of life
in its downside,
but I will not
succumb.

Owl
© Copyright 2013 Diana van den Berg - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 10-16-2013 06:36 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

No. Never succumb. Rise to fight again.

~*~ Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. ~*~

EmmaRose
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2 posted 10-16-2013 06:37 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

great words of a courageous spirit !
OwlSA
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Thank you, Jerry and EmmaRose, though guess why I had to write it (blush, blush)?

Owl
Goldenrose
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4 posted 10-16-2013 08:12 PM       View Profile for Goldenrose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goldenrose

Stoically said, a fine poem in the face of difficult times..thank you for sharing..

Goldenrose

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous - George - Bernard Shaw.

secondhanddreampoet
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succinctly powerful!
OwlSA
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Thank you, Goldenrose.  Yes, I draw from my reserves of stoicism when fortitude is needed and as a healthy balance to my over-abundant supply of emotions.  

Thank you, Bruce, it had to be, to serve its purpose, to counteract the effects of the sword, for the sword is, indeed, not mightier than the pen.  

Owl
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Very uplifting, Owl!
OwlSA
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Thank you, Galina.

Owl
Marchmadness
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9 posted 11-10-2013 11:44 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I will remember this when I'm feeling down.
Trying to catch up with the new poems. I have been sick with bronchitis for about 3 weeks and haven't been on the sight much.
                             Ida
jwesley
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Succumbing would be giving up . . . who wants to do that.

Proud of you.

j.
2islander2
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hello diana, you tell so much with few words, i love the title, i love the poem, it is so like you,


yann
OwlSA
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Thank you, Ida.  I am glad it will help you when you are down.  I am very sorry to hear that you have had bronchitis.  I wish I could cut off huge chunks of my health and give it to you – or even all of it – I am certain my inexplicable health would just grow back in the wink of an eye.  

Thank you, Jimmy.  It isn’t always easy – or rather, it isn’t ever easy, but writing poems like this helps one to keep on track.  

Thank you, Yann.  I am very touched indeed by your kind words.  

Owl
Prasad Nataraj
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like the positiveness in your lines.Enjoyed.

"The secret behind survival of mankind is kindness and love within our hearts"
prasadnatarajan5.blogspot.com/

OwlSA
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Thank you, Prasad.

Owl
luminosity
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sigh, I think I have ...succumbed that is, good to know you haven't...you won't
OwlSA
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Sorry to hear that, luminosity.

Owl
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