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Finding freedom within

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Rick
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0 posted 08-06-2017 05:29 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick


To free myself and mind release
Today I found a stronger me
Who’ll not stay lost and sad inside
Who’ll see how good each day can be

Expressing thoughts that linger deep
From hiding place where truth is home
Removing mask that showed a lie
Sharing joy that's felt alone

Walls are falling one by one
The rubble high, I climb and cheer
For way up here the view’s so wide
And peaceful days are coming clear

The years have passed with hope inside
Believing there'd be days of truth
But time does only carry on
While leaving way behind our youth

A change in life does only come
When action shows a different way
Fate to then direction take
To slowly change the passing day

When true to self with voice that’s clear
The days become what days should be
Where you can speak and live as meant
Where future bright each day you see


Ones ocean wild may storm within
With thoughts that sway in ever test
But any day can shine with change
To smile a while and show its best
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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 08-06-2017 10:28 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Love your hopeful and upbeat message.  Everyday is a gift...at my age I am so grateful for all the goodness and many blessings in my life.

  Happy day to you Rick.
JerryPat2
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2 posted 08-06-2017 11:35 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You have shone the light fantastic within the lines of this specially worded poem.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

LeeJ
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3 posted 08-07-2017 02:11 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

this was a lovely read, and a reaffirmation of how not one of us should compromise our identity for anyone or anything.

Well Done Rick!
Cerulean
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4 posted 08-07-2017 11:40 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

As the saying goes: The truth shall set you free.

By removing the mask and existing as a compass pointed at true north (seeing what's real vs what's not), you can shine brighter than ever...
Poet In Pink
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5 posted 08-08-2017 07:07 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Hello Rick, pleased to meet you What a wonderful message you weave within each line ~ Words from the soul and so full of truth. Most enjoyed the read ~ Look forward to reading more from your pen. Alana
JamesMichael
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6 posted 08-12-2017 09:55 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

enjoyed reading this...james
jwesley
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7 posted 08-13-2017 10:05 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Hey Rick . . . words to live by ... much enjoyed, j.
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8 posted 09-06-2017 04:09 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Rick, I liked this.
Alison
 
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