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Stronger Than She Knows (For HOOT OWL RN)

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First__Knight
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Stronger Than She Knows
First Knight


She is stronger than she knows, with compassion to the core.
And far more than she shows., she will even fight your war.
She is known to stand by you, no matter the cost or shame.
Stronger than the oak, and hotter than the flame.  

With abuse and torment daily, She built up her strong walls
To survive the daily torture, her freedom day to call.
She reached down deep inside,  to find that which remain.
The act of rebellion, that act which kept her sane.

She woke one day and said, " I won't take it anymore."
I need to live my life for me, " I am walking out that door."
She carries her head high, knowing she is better.
No longer that beating bag, and far beyond what kept her.

She is free from that cage,  that kept her from her flight.
Flights on winds of change,  her darkness into light.  
Courage, pride and honor, all now fill her name.
I am proud that I know her, and glad she knows my name.  .

She is stronger than she knows, with compassion to the core.
And far more than she shows., she will even fight your war.
She is known to stand by you, no matter the cost or shame.
Stronger than the oak, and hotter than the flame.  



 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

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JamesMichael
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This is the best First Knight...wonderful words for a strong and a compassionate woman.  James
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David~
This is absolutely beautiful.
She will appreciate it very much, I'm sure.
She is a beacon of strength and such a lovely person.
You did her credit, kind and gentle man, with words from the heart.
Probably the best I've seen of your work.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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David...what can I say but thank you. This was very lovely and such a wonderful thing for you to do. It brought tears to these blue eyes. Thank you  
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Well put! A strong women who can endure what comes her way    
Corinne
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A wonderful tribute to a beautiful soul!

Corinne
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What a wonderful tribute to a lady we all admire so very much!!
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I will keep my response short and sweet and just say that this has touched me... I woman in my family is having trouble "waking up" and saying that she will live her life for herself. I hope she will make the right decision for herself and her young family.

Your poem is beautiful... and heartfelt..

Bravo  
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She is that and so much more! She is an inspiration to me and many others!  

Denise
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David, this is a wonderful poem, full of such true feeling and very well done.  Ruth is an inspiration and I'm so glad to call her friend.
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Thank you all for reading....I really do think of this as a praise post to Ruth...(Hoot)  She is very brave and strong and at times I tink she just needs to be reminded.  Bless you Ruth

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

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A wonderfully written tribute to Hoot Owl.

~ Claire
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Definitely a lovely tribute to Ms. Hoot.  Inspiring, uplifting, hope-filled work, First_Knight.

 *Krista Knutson*

I do this so this world will know that it will not change me....-GB

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A wonderful tribute FK, to a beautiful lady and friend. Well Done!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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What a fitting tribute to a woman that has borne her share of misery and then some!! She is a fantastic person and wonderful friend to any in need of one. You have done her justice my friend. Very well expressed!!

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I just want to thank everyone who replied to this for your kind and touching results. You're a great bunch of people  
Nan
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Wait for me, Ruth.....

David - This is a lovely tribute.  I've known hoot for a couple of years now, and saw her through her transition.  I can tell you this - You certainly understand her well... She's one strong lady... Nicely done, my friend..
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Thank you all...for reading.....Ruth is so deserving :0

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

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