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We Are What We Think....sonnet for Nan's workshop

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Balladeer
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0 posted 05-16-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Our actions are determined by our minds
On how our thoughts perceive our lives to be.
The body automatically then finds
A way to make our thoughts reality.

Should we believe that life is filled with pain
And sadness is the only way to go,
Though we may try from sorrow to refrain
Our deeds will find a way to make it so.

If we however think, instead of grief,
That happiness should be our rightful due
And life can be a joy beyond belief
Our mind will find the path to make it true.

Whatever our mind chooses to conceive
Our actions are determined to achieve.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 05-16-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
brian madden
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1 posted 05-16-2000 05:18 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

our perceptions define reality.great poem,
I must agree attitude has a lot to do with it. You can either look on life as Eeroyre the donkey or Winnie the Pooh. great sonnet.  




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Sudhir Iyer
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2 posted 05-16-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Excellent writings, Sir.
I salute thee for thy art,
A poet beyond compare, thou art;
While I remain, thine humble reader,
Waiting incessantly for what more thee offer yonder!

Thanks a lot for posting this one, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Happiness and grief, are products of what we want and wish to make out of our life.

Regards,
Sudhir

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
Corazon
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3 posted 05-16-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

I like this, think I need print it and read daily  
Janet Marie
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4 posted 05-16-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Our actions are determined by our minds
On how our thoughts perceive our lives to be.
The body automatically then finds
A way to make our thoughts reality.
---------
Whatever our mind chooses to conceive
Our actions are determined to achieve.
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words of wisdom from our resident wise man,
excellent writing here poet-deer.
So how did ya get to be so smart anyway?
later-gator,
jm
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Did Janet just call you a wise guy???  

This is superb writing, Balladeer. Good looks "and" brains...my word!!

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


netswan
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6 posted 05-16-2000 07:17 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Great Sonnet, Balledeer and
oh, so true ----life is like that -)

netswan
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7 posted 05-16-2000 07:52 PM       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

Balladeer~
Ahhhh !  True poetry from the quill
of a talented poet.
(Like you needed to 'go to school' !)
You are a pleasure to read.
*Winks*
~*Marge*~


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9 posted 05-16-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ah! Balladeer - sonnet! The two go so well together....I love this..dare I ask for more?  
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10 posted 05-16-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A beautiful sonnet, packed with wisdom! This is wonderful, Balladeer! I love it!

Denise
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11 posted 05-16-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

It's my turn tonight to reply to you
Your words show wisdom and they are so true
My mind spoke tonight "you should write"
My action is to "Thank you" so kind
Your poem so nice it's done
You're still, besides all others are my # 1
Thank you for such nice piece of poetry, I enjoyed my stay, even when it's only short today

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Nan
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f you think you can.... you can
If you think you can't.. you can't
It's that simple, eh... Keep singing those songs to me, deer...

This is awesome, you know that I know that you know that.... I'll take joy instead if grief anytime...
Balladeer
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13 posted 05-16-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Brian...always been a Pooh man myself. Thanks for reading.

Sudhir...I agree completely (and I'll try to have more offerings soon)

Corazon...Thank you, m'dear. I hope it helps.

Janet Marie... I ain't smart. I'm just faking it....and don't call me gator or Marge will never speak to me again! hehe. Thank you for being so nice.

Claire...wise guy works for me....and your comment makes my day! I thank you, ma'am.

netswan....yes it is. Thank you for joining in.

Marge...I have to go to school to be in your "class"  

deVine one...you can ask for anything. I appreciate your approval.

Denise..you are definitely the sweetest! Thank you...

Helmut...It is always a pleasure to see you, even if only for a short time. I'm happy to please you.

Nan....Does this mean I can take the dunce cap off now?????
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14 posted 05-17-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Oh, geesh.... now I know why I'm nothing! *G* I don't think!!!! LOL (But I do have enough sense to shadow Toe, and that oughtta count for sumpin'???? *G*)

Wonderful poem, 'Deer one!!
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Oh my...Balladeer's writing sonnets and darn good ones I might add...what's this world coming to?  
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16 posted 05-17-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

'Deer' I'm glad to see you post something!
Gives one much to think about, always a lesson in your writing. So very, very true are your words here, but I'd expect nothing less.

Superb Sonnet!
doreen peri
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17 posted 05-17-2000 12:46 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

"As a man thinks, he is", from the book of Proverbs

Well done, Michael!
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Wisdom in a sonnet wrapper. Sounds like a new candy bar. The bar of wisdom, Shakespearian flavor. A wise persons choice.
Great read, great sonnet, I'm jealous, I can't figure these things out. Well see if my mind can achieve it, in this life.  

Parker
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Your mind conceives your a poet
with touch of every key
You forge a place among the best
on that we all agree

excellent work
Rex
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Oh darn!  They all said what I was going to say...This was great, deer...and yes, Claire, he is a wise guy.  Bravo on the sonnet!!
Seymour Tabin
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21 posted 05-17-2000 03:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

I've never known you to fail at anything. And if you think you did. You might be wrong.
If that make sense.
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22 posted 05-17-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

So very true, Balladeer, words to live by.

Corinne
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23 posted 05-17-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

How very true Sir Balladeer... Well said. I too can get behind the philosophy of the Stuffed One, but I must admit I'm more of the Strippedy Kind that likes to bounce and pounce.  Peace to you good Sir.
 
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