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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 04-30-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I am the one who writes the songs
  of the journey of my heart
I am the only one to blame when things
  don't go my way
I am the person that makes me who I am

I am a proud father of two wonderful
  little boys
I am a loving husband to my wife
  whom I adore
I am who I am because I have them

I am a recovering alchoholic for six
  years and counting now
I am on my to a brighter future because
  I have learned from my mistakes
I have endured and conquered simply
  because


I AM




 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep




[This message has been edited by Jeffrey Carter (edited 04-30-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Jeffrey D. Carter - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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1 posted 04-30-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wow, Jeffrey, what an insight of
you --sounds like you are very wise
and on the way to great things.

Sweet poem and well written ---

netswan
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2 posted 04-30-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I must agree with Netswan..very finely written.  It takes great bravery and determination to do what you have, and for that, I salute you.


Alicat
Janet Marie
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3 posted 04-30-2000 12:19 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

you are awesome...
you are kind...
inspiration found ...
a treasured find.

perfect Jeffery, just perfect.

 ~as always, Take Care,JM~
--------------
I know it's been a long road
To get these towns behind me and I
Will gladly reap what we may sow--
I am there for you ...
and you're there for me ...
Are you waiting for
Heart in hand
Woman and man
See me where I stand I am
Heart
Heart in hand
~vertical horizon~

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4 posted 04-30-2000 12:25 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Very inspiring ...  

Love your quote, BTW ... don't know you're sleeping, indeed ...

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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5 posted 04-30-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I love this challenge, as we now get to know some of the members here who do not join us often in the discussion forums...Nice to meet you Jeffrey! I like this poem as I like you!  
Michael
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6 posted 04-30-2000 03:51 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This one is golden jeffrey.  You truly are self-aware... and only being that does one ever know who they truly are.  Challenge well met.


Michael
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7 posted 04-30-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Jeffrey,

You are brave to my friend for sharing all of this and for the fight to over come things in you life and you have come out on top very nice to meet you.

Cerenity
Jeffrey Carter
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Thank you all sooo much. I used to be ashamed of my past, but I have realized that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I am headed for a brighter future. The only one who stop me progressing is me. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of me or my past. I know I will provail, and that is good enough for me.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Irish Rose
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9 posted 04-30-2000 09:51 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

You're darn tootin you have nothing to be ashamed of. You sound like a fine person and it's an honor to know you in this way. Fantastic!

 Kathleen
indy31_99@yahoo.com


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10 posted 04-30-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Jeffrey,
This is beautiful!!  You have nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of.  Wonderful writing, my friend!!  


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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11 posted 04-30-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Jeffrey, the only people that have no future are those who don't learn from their past. Great poem, and best of luck!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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Jeff I applaud you for the 6 yrs!!!!
My husband is the same but going on 10 yrs.
I wasn't the alcoholic but I quit too when he did and what a happier life we have!  Good for you  
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13 posted 04-30-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Jeffrey, you are a man's man....it's an honor to know you, sir.
Jeffrey Carter
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14 posted 05-01-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Thank you all for the encouragement. There are times that I really need it.

And Balladeer, The honor is all mine my friend.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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15 posted 05-01-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Very well put Jeffery.

Marina
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16 posted 05-02-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for winterinblue   Email winterinblue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for winterinblue

Fantastic!  And congratulations!  You have salvaged from the scrapheap of life, an island of love, and I commend you for it, and rejoice with you!
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17 posted 07-05-2000 03:12 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

You have tackled the ferocious bull by the horns and are the better for it!i like the way the responsible way you take charge for your life...truly inspirational
 
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