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Auguste
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0 posted 05-09-2001 02:47 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Our Golden Footprints

by Michael


I am not a great man,
but Iím a good one.  
There is nothing special about me,
but I have grown to know
certain truths in my walk
along the way
and would like to share them.  

Each of us has only so many steps
upon this earth
before our footprints
are erased by winds and rain.  

Each day
we should cause someone to smile,
hold a childís hand
and teach a good lesson.  

Each day
we should turn the television set off
for awhile, learn something new,
offer a helping hand
to a friend, neighbor, complete stranger.  

Do we owe the poor
and broken in spirit anything?  

We that are so blessed
owe them respect
and the best of ourselves.    

In youth
I worked with the mentally retarded  
and would come home each night and cry.  
I would thank God for a healthy mind.  

There is gold within each of us
and we can never give it all away.  
It is there to be shared
and the giving only causes it to be replenished.    

We fear to trust,
so fail to learn.  
We fear to love,
so go unloved.  
We fear to believe,
so live a life of lies.  

Before my footprints are swept away
and lost to unremembered time,
it is my goal to share of that goodness,
that gold,
to touch the lives of those around me,
to extend my hand in kindness and truth.  

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-09-2001 03:10 PM       View Profile for Lady In White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady In White

Michael, that we would all follow and heed such, as it should be...
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2 posted 05-09-2001 04:13 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Michael, well you did your dues today my friend, and you touched my heart!  Wonderful advise from a truthful and loving heart. And this my friend, is how it should be!

~*~ I write ~ Therefore I am ~*~

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and we too extend our hands to you. . . so that we might repay the gold that you have given to others. . .

excellent Michael. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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4 posted 05-09-2001 06:53 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

A very beautiful piece Auguste! I hope yo continue on this path!
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5 posted 05-09-2001 07:26 PM       View Profile for elizabeth anne   Email elizabeth anne   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for elizabeth anne

Michael

This is a find piece of writing and it came right from your heart I can tell. I loved it..

Elizabeth Anne
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Michael--You are a good man...and a wise one...and a poet with much heart!  I enjoyed the whole poem, but these lines especially:

"There is gold within each of us
and we can never give it all away.  
It is there to be shared
and the giving only causes it to be replenished."

Thanks for being you.      
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7 posted 05-10-2001 11:14 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Very Good. I like your attitude.
Smile, and the world smiles with you.
Thanks for sharing such a great poem.
Melton
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8 posted 05-10-2001 12:31 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

This is a most wonderful poem...

Muchly enjoyed

Regards,
Sudhir
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9 posted 05-11-2001 05:35 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Lady In White,
I want to thank you for stopping by to read this piece.  

Mysteria,
You're very sweet and I'm glad I was of some help.  Thank you.

Sven,
And I take your hands...thank you, my friend.

Brad,
Thank you for the nice comments.  Yes, I'll continue on this path, because this is the one I chose many years ago.

Elizabeth Anne,
Thank you for reading and enjoying, my friend.

Martie,
There truly is gold within us all, if we'd only share of it, my friend.  I've seen the gold within you, as I know others have. Thank you.

Melton,
Thanks for the nice words.  Yes, isn't it really that, attitude?  You sound like you've a good one also.

Sudhir,
I'm glad you liked this and I appreciate your nice response, sir.


Michael

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

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I don't think that Michael's footprints will ever diminish!  He touched SO many lives here as well as all over this great planet!  I know I was extremely blessed to know him!!  Glad I found this one...hadn't read it before.   Thought I would bring it back to the surface and share with those that maybe hadn't read it either.

God bless you all!!  --  Becka
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