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JamesMichael
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0 posted 05-07-2000 10:41 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for JamesMichael

Changes

You won't change
unless you want to.

No one changes
until they hope to.

I can change me
Only you can change you.

We both could change
if we really wanted to.


Jameslee@January1995

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Aimster
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1 posted 05-07-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

James...

this simplistic yet well thought out piece really hit home with me. you are quite smart my friend...and have a way of communicating those feelings/thoughts on paper. *applause*. you are so right...we only change if we WANT to...and no one can MAKE another person change.

take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
netswan
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2 posted 05-07-2000 11:09 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

James this is good.
And so right.
no one can change you, but yourself --)

netswan
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 05-08-2000 01:07 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

There is so much truth in this, and most people don't believe folks can change!  You can do anything you set your mind to, I always say.  And I know for a fact, change is possible, if you truly want it, you will find a way to do it.  AMEN!  LOL   Short and so darn sweet!  Loved it!
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4 posted 05-08-2000 02:42 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

James~
Interesting thoughts.

Most profound is -

'I can change me
Only you can change you'

If only more people realized that.
~*Marge*~



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Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 05-08-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Change, unless you want to be stagnated and only you can do it to yourself.
The message is clear..

Simple, yet profound from you James.

Regards, sudhir

 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
CocoBaci
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6 posted 05-08-2000 04:18 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Interesting perception of " change "
Key wording you write ~ only if we want to ~
Ahh, this is so true!
CocoBaci
Marina
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7 posted 05-08-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

The winds of change can sometimes be a good thing, so long as the change is a postitive one. Sometimes we think we want people to change, then the rare times they actaully do, we want them back how they were. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Marina
lorilockheart
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8 posted 05-08-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

How true, how true.  You nailed it beautifully.  
Lori

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lone Wolf
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9 posted 05-08-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

James,
So simple and so true.  No one change anyone else...only we can change ourselves.  Great work here.  


 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
JamesMichael
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10 posted 05-10-2000 03:09 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I loved the responses...thank you all very much.  Marina my first wife wanted me to change and to be less controlling and when I did she told me she liked me better the way I was before.  She liked having someone in control.  I have changed quite a bit for myself and I like the person that I am today.    James
 
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