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What There Is Of Me

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~one voice~
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since 07-08-99
Posts 668
Billings, MT USA


0 posted 07-11-99 06:14 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for ~one voice~

It doesn't matter what I look like,
Yet, it matters what I see.
And I'm no fashion model,
but this is what there is of me.
I'm pretty in my own way.
Not too heavy, not too thin...
I finally can accept my looks
and who I am within.
Once upon a time I was
so lonely and so sad.
Once upon a time I longed
for things that I already had.
Does it matter if I'm pretty?
Does it matter if I'm not?
In the end, it only matters
how much of ourselves we've got.
Perhaps I have the gift of verse...
and that suits me all too well...
If someone took my words from me,
dear God, I'd be in Hell...
Perhaps my friendship is the best thing
that you'll ever get from me.
But that's okay because
that is what there is of me.
Too many years I felt the pain
and insecurities...
and it was through my own words
that I put my mind at ease.
And now this self-acceptance
has helped me find my soul.
I know that it will also
help me to reach my goals.
So when you look in the mirror,
never, ever be ashamed.
Who you are and wht you know
lie far beyond that pane.
See all the gifts inside you.
What they are wrapped in is unique.
It doesn't matter what you look like...
it's what you say when you speak.
My words are based on pure concern...
don't be the way I used to be.
I finally found my way home,
and that's what there is of me.

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~one voice~

For Myself, I live,
Live intensely and am fed by life,
and my value, whatever it be, is in my own kind of expression of that. *Henry James
©~onevoice~

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DreamEvil
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since 06-22-99
Posts 2442


1 posted 07-11-99 06:19 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

The new ending fits well. Thank you my dear, beyond what words can express.

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I am not responsible for how you choose to interpret what I say.
DreamEvil©


wayoutwalt
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since 06-22-99
Posts 5106
TEXAS (it's all big)


2 posted 07-11-99 06:20 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

you do in fact have a great gift for verse and not afraid to say so i like that great work
Christina Myers
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since 06-21-99
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3 posted 07-11-99 11:10 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

ah ha! I read this twice just to savor it.
Bravo, OneVoice. I myself haven't reached that point yet- but your words still stuck a chord deep in my heart. Thank you.

-Christina

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And I thought: this is how poetry is born. It comes from invisible heights, it is secret and dark in its origins, solitary and fragrant, and like the river it will assimilate whatever falls in its current; it will seek a route between the mountains, and its crystalline song will ripple through the meadows."- Pablo Neruda
~one voice~
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since 07-08-99
Posts 668
Billings, MT USA


4 posted 07-12-99 02:34 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I appreciate your input! And I am glad that you like!

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~one voice~

For Myself, I live,
Live intensely and am fed by life,
and my value, whatever it be, is in my own kind of expression of that. *Henry James
Fred Hobbs
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since 06-08-99
Posts 353
Tallahassee, Florida, US


5 posted 07-12-99 10:14 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

I've read all your poems one voice. They have all been outstanding but this one especially shows great talent, strength and resolve.

sandman
Alwye
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since 06-16-99
Posts 3968
In the space between moments


6 posted 08-01-99 12:03 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Awesome, one voice. I think I have reached that point, at least for now.

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*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks


Crystal
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since 07-24-99
Posts 70
Hazel Park Mi U.S.A.


7 posted 08-01-99 12:58 AM       View Profile for Crystal   Email Crystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Crystal

I think it is really great when someone has such great self-confidence. It is a wonder where life can take you once you realize how unique and beautiful each and everyone of us are.
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
Posts 358
USA


8 posted 08-02-99 12:48 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Beautiful poem.Because I'm busy with the
kids and home all day,I don't always look
my best. But when a certain someone says
I should put some makeup on.I ask why. I'm
not out to impress anyone.I feel I have
nothing to prove and I'm happy with the
way I look.So I understand where you are
coming from.Happy writing.

hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


9 posted 08-02-99 10:02 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Beautifully expressed....one should never have to change themselves for anyone but themselves!
 
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