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We're All Magnificent When We Soar

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Auguste
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By the sea


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Blood and oil boil away the months,
sometimes leaving scars behind.  
A ragged face.
Seclusion, too often self-delusion.

Can life be like a videogame with no save points?
Oops, you lose!
What, no memory card?
Oh wellÖ

Iíve seen pure evil,
It really does exist in the world and once came to visit.
Iíve also seen my three guardian angels.
Yes, three, and they also exist.

I have a pelican feather on my desk
to help remind me how truly beautiful these creatures are,
even though each day they treat my boat like a public restroom.
Damn birds!
Damn beautiful birds!
Magnificent in flight, theyíre all but crippled on land.
Even, people are magnificent when they soar, though,
rather than vegetate in front of the boob tube every  day.
Do these people dream?  
Yes, of course.
Do they chase their dreams?
No, theyíre as crippled as the pelicans.

Next month the egret I befriended and net fish for each year will return.
He is lovely beyond words, but uses me.
Some people are like that, getting by on their looks.
Donít look too close or youíll find a bottomless well of deceit and selfishness.
My well is more shallow, but we all have one of varying depths, donít we?

© Copyright 2003 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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this..I believe...is my favorite from you.soo far. I do indeed like this.

should go in the book I think...
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Michael--A very thought filled write.  
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Wonderful read Michael!

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Michael..this is amazing and does indeed belong in the book...please?
~Hugs & Smiles, Nancy~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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(sigh) Yes indeed, and I pray we can all really reach for the stars in the near future and live our life by wings and light rather than by television images! (big hugggssssss) I love this, sweet friend, this should be in Reflections, BRAVO, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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enjoyed

Anyone can write, But only poets can capture the heart.

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Oh yes, Michael, this I too believe is your best. It is so honest, so deeply real and touching, matter-of-fact wisdom. Oh, I love this...did a great job...would like to see you write like this more often. Liked the images/meanings, re: birds, too.

Thank you for this, you touched the pit of my stomach. Almost gives me shivers...

Hugs, Pat

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Iíve seen pure evil,
It really does exist in the world and once came to visit.
Iíve also seen my three guardian angels.
Yes, three, and they also exist.

Michael - you'll never know what these words mean to me. Excellent write my friend, hugs from snowy Ontario, Canada. Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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damn beautiful birds....
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Michael, this is beautiful.....
book?????? I hope so!!!!!  

Heart Hugs,
Ethel  
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you always make me think
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Oh, yes we do have varying depths!!!  Fantastic insight, my dear friend, and I will also be glad to see Eddie the Egret return, for that means fishing, and Spring!!

Accept these small gifts from my gypsy soul, and let the magik happen!  ~~S~~

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seeeeee??? I'm not the only one who thinks this should be in the book!
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You have an intrigueing way of thinking and writing.....I enjoyed this!!!!

Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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"Iíve seen pure evil,
It really does exist in the world and once came to visit.
Iíve also seen my three guardian angels.
Yes, three, and they also exist."

You surely do write as vividly as you paint Michael.  Was wanting to read you this day, and send you a great big hug too.
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