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Embrace the Day (by request)

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Auguste
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Embrace the Day

by Michael


Sometimes we all have knelt in pain,
our lives in tatters, soiled and torn
and thought we’d lose our sanity,
so broken we and so forlorn.

I know I have such memories.
I know like me, you also do.
So empty did we feel that day,
just broken pieces and no glue.

But if we had the glue, it seems,
why piece them back and then go on,
when all that’s left are broken dreams
and the journey to make alone?

We piece them back because we must,
to find new hope in days unborn.
Though hurt, we have to learn to trust
and bury days that now we mourn.

It’s hurt and yet our heart will strive.
It hungers for such tenderness.
It’s wounded, but it will survive
and longs again to know a kiss.

And kissed it will be, if you choose.
Embrace the day and you’ll be free.
Let others see how young, your heart,
wherein there still lies purity.

One life we have, but many days
and many years, a chance to take,
to shape it into perfection
with the decisions that we make.

You’ll make mistakes, but don’t lose hope.
Each day renews our spirit so.
Your heart will once again be kissed
and once again, will love you know.


Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
Startime
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1 posted 01-02-2002 02:14 PM       View Profile for Startime   Email Startime   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Startime's Home Page   View IP for Startime

*sigh* a wonderful poem filled with compassion, understanding and above all hope. A perfect way to start the new year. I love it. **big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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2 posted 01-02-2002 02:43 PM       View Profile for His Poet   Email His Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for His Poet

A great reminder that it's never too late to start again. Very nice write. Cheryl
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Its great to see you back here, Michael...especially after you said that you had posted your last poem here.
I am relieved that you changed your mind and happy to see you here again....with a wonderful piece of work, also.

copyright2001 Lyra Nesius

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Nicely done, Michael.  I can tell there is a heart in you the burns brightly.  I do enjoy poems that are philosophical in their own way, such as this one.
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5 posted 01-02-2002 03:10 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Yes, piece them back we do and we must.  I also enjoy poems that dig deep and make me think and I for one, am glad you are still posting.  I find that having some feedback spurs a person to continue to write, although I'm sure many would write regardless, but having that feedback just does something and I mean feedback, not just a smiley!

This is a poem of hope!

'Fiction is the truth inside the lie.' ~Stephen King

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Very uplifting and inspiring write. Well done.

Dave
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Such words of wisdom, penned with great tenderness. Yes, it is true that we have all knelt in despair, but it is the getting back up that makes us better people. And, it is in the mistakes we make that we learn more about ourselves and others. Great poem Michael, I enjoyed very much

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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"just broken pieces and no glue."

this strikes a cord in me tonight.
well done my friend (((hugs)))
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BRAVO!!! Yes, yes, may we embrace each moment and every day with a loving smile and hope, and look up to God to give us all our hearts desire as we spend each day living with laughter and love! (big hugggsssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Michael,

   Aww.... I love your poetry.. so filled with emotions.  What else can I say but well done


Hugs,
Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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11 posted 01-02-2002 10:13 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

So very well penned Michael.
I am pleased to see you back here and this repost!  
Thank you....hugs, Nancy.

~* A dream is a wish your heart makes... *~

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Sorry Michael...perhaps it was not a repost but rather a request.  Regardless of which, it is extremely well done!

~* A dream is a wish your heart makes... *~

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a great request!!


Greeneyes~

Tomorrow's another day
and I'm thirsty any way
so bring on the rain

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14 posted 01-04-2002 12:12 AM       View Profile for Ivy Rose   Email Ivy Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ivy Rose

Wise words, Auguste. Better to have loved and lost; then to have not loved at all.  We must give our hearts wings and teach them to fly. I LOVED THIS POEM.  ***Ivy Rose
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very uplifting piece, almost makes me want to get up in the morning...(but i'll end up sleeping in)
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Startime,
Thank you so much for reading and enjoying this. *hugs* back!

Cheryl,
No, I think each new day holds the promise of hope.  Thank you!

Madame Chipmunk,
Thank you much...I had thought about leaving but changed my mind.  Guess y'all are just stuck with me. LOL!

LngJhnAg,
Thank you both for the compliment and for reading this.  You're very kind.

Irish Rose,
Thank you and yes, I agree that feedback on what we write is very important.  We want to know how our words are received.  

Dave,
Thank you!  I see you're a very new member.  A big welcome to you, sir.

Tracey,
I couldn't agree more, my friend.  Thank you for coming by to read.

Susan,
Thank you and glad you were about to get something out of this. (((hugs))) my friend

Noah,
You're a good man and most kind.  Yes, I also look to God for guidance and help.  Thank you and be well, my friend.

Tara,
You're always so sweet and I thank you very much.  (((hugs)))

Nancy,
Thank you and I'm happy to be back.  Thanks for the "well done" that mean a lot to me.

Hi Lauren,
Good to see you back here with us and thank you for reading. (((hugs)))

Ivy Rose,
Thank you for "loving" this one.  It is really not meant so much to be inspirational, but mere truth.  There is always hope!

passing shadows,
I'm also a late sleeper.  My hours are the wee of morning.  Thank you!

Everyone,
Thank you so much!  It's so good to see you here.   A blessed new year to you all!

Michael

Michael Auguste~
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