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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 05-25-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

        Face the Dawn

Here's to fresh beginnings,
   To the newness that they bring;
Such sweet rejuvenation,
   I have found in this, my spring.

A change is what I so desired,
   To find myself again;
So patiently I've waited,
   Searched for strength to come within.

And on this new horizon,
   As I face the coming dawn,
I'm thankful for the many trials
   That I was thrust upon.

For though I was perplexed at times,
   And shadows hid the light;
I've woken to a fresh new day,
   That followed those dark nights.

Revitalized and strengthened
   From my long and hazy sleep;
I look to better days ahead ...
   For promises to keep.

A pact I've made to me alone;
   I'll not give up this fight;
If I keep pushing onward,
   I will see the break of light.

So bring on all you can, dear world,
   I've woken from my sleep ...
You can't defeat me anymore;
   I shall not bow and weep.

I'll fight the darkest demons,
   I will climb the highest hills;
You've no idea just how strong
   I've fortified my will.

And though you tried to hold me down,
   I didn't flee or run;
I'll not be timid, shy or drawn ...
   I've only just begun.

So break of dawn, I welcome you,
   I'm ready to begin,
A brand new day with strength renewed ...
   I'm ready now to win!

/Kit McCallum

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netswan
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1 posted 05-25-2000 04:29 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wow, Kit ----This is perfect.
Oh, I love that strength, wisdom and
spirit in this poem ---  

~netswan
brian madden
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2 posted 05-25-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Really enjoyed this poem, has a nice glowing summer's feel to it, a healthy dose of optimism. In otherwords fantastic.  

Here's to fresh beginnings,
   To the newness that they bring;
Such sweet rejuvenation,
   I have found in this, my spring.

A change is what I so desired,
   To find myself again;
So patiently I've waited,
   Searched for strength to come within.

And on this new horizon,
   As I face the coming dawn,
I'm thankful for the many trials
   That I was thrust upon.

For though I was perplexed at times,
   And shadows hid the light;
I've woken to a fresh new day,
   That followed those dark nights.

Revitalized and strengthened
   From my long and hazy sleep;
I look to better days ahead ...
   For promises to keep.


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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto


Kit McCallum
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~Netswan:  It's from the heart, this one ... needed a positive punch to get me back on track! Thanks Netswan!

~Brian:  Optimism is what this soul needed Brian. It so helps to write it out ... whatever would I do without my therapy pen???

With much appreciation,
/Kit
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4 posted 05-25-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Great poem, Kit...full of strength..so I say..YOU GO GIRL!
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5 posted 05-25-2000 08:41 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

Kit~
With a positive attitude like the one you've written .. ain't no stopping you now !
A new dawn, for sure !
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 05-25-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Oh Kit,...I should follow you.  This is wonderful,...great, strong expression.  Thanks for sharing. *Peace.
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Kit,

WOW!!  You write with such conviction at times...I admire that.  Power, hope, adversity, and strength of character come through loud and clear.  I love this one!!  Excellent writing, my friend.  

LW


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8 posted 05-25-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Go get 'um, Kit. Good poem and a great attitude!
Kit McCallum
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~Martie:  Thanks for encouragement and the "you go girl" Martie!

~Marge:  Onward and upward Marge ... thanks!

~SpitFire:  There's plenty of room to come along SpitFire!  Join me!

~LoneWolf:  WOW!  Thank you for all the wonderful words LW ... I appreciate it tremendously!

~Balladeer:  Thanks for the encouragement Balladeer ... I think I will go get'um!

With much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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10 posted 05-27-2000 09:00 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

"If I keep pushing onward, I will see the break of light"! This so full of hope and conviction, Kit. A vey well written and powerful message. Wonderful! Ellie

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~Ellie:  Thanks so much for your kind words,

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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12 posted 05-28-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

Wow! Kit, you have put in writing what I feel at the moment.  Thanks for that  insperational poem. I really enjoyed it!  

Kat
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Kit, the poem...its awesome, infact, so powerful and strong, and most of all.. its full of optimism.....hats off to you !!

shilpi
Lorraine Nisbet
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Hi, Kit!

Strong expression...great poem...really enjoyed this one.

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

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Hi, Kit!

Strong expression...great poem...really enjoyed this one.

~Lorraine

 
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JamesMichael
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Enjoyed reading this...such a positive and strong attitude displayed here..  James
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I'm sure other readers feel the same, but I almost feel that this one was written just for me. What a wonderful uplifting poem, in thought and writing. Thank you for reminding us to live each wonderful day to its fullest
Liz
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~Kat:  You're welcome Kat ... glad you enjoyed!

~Shilpi:  Thank you for the wonderful words Shilpi!

~Lorainne:  Thanks for the kindness Lorainne!

~James:  I needed a little positive reminder ... thanks James!

~Elizabeth:  I hoped you might read it Liz ... it is when life is toughest that we need to draw up all our strength and forge ahead with purpose and attitude ... take care Liz ...

With much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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WOW
so strong and powerful
filled with hope and
determination.
ALRIGHT!
BRAVO.  


 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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~Dark Angel:  Thanks so much for the positively lovely response ...

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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21 posted 10-26-2000 07:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I'm so glad I found this one. It says so much about perseverance. Great work as usual, Kit.

Elizabeth


You cling to your ways and leave mine to me.
Suum cuique.
~Elizabeth


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Wow Elizabeth ... you went digging for this one, LOL! I'd almost forgotten this one, I'm so glad you read and responded to this ... I needed to hear this and remind myself today! Thanks!  

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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What a wonderful uplifting beauty this is!  

Take care,
Melissa~
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