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Auguste
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0 posted 08-28-2002 03:45 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


So many faces share my life
and look up to this man you see,
but I must tell them they're all wrong.
I'm not that man, I'm only me.

Of pedistals, I have no use.
I'm just the same as everyone.
I cut myself and it will bleed.
I've lost some battles, some I've won.

It's true that in me thrives real hope
and strength to fight when some would quit,
but in you rests exactly that.
Just light the heart that once was lit.

In honesty, we know ourselves,
much better than does anyone.
In me lives fear I daily fight,
in stars of night, in days of sun.

It's truth I give here, know yourself.
Don't let friends make you what you're not.
Be who you are and trust in you.
False compliments are best forgot.

Three years ago my life did dim.
Great sadness threatened who is me.
I spent some time confused and lost,
then lit my life for all to see.

I chose to live in Heaven's fire
and open arms that I might hold,
give comfort to those without hope,
refuse my years be dust and mold.

Our lives can shine, but that's our choice
and mine is to turn night to day,
push back the darkness and move on,
to offer hope while on my way.


[This message has been edited by Auguste (08-28-2002 03:46 PM).]

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1 posted 08-28-2002 03:52 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Oh now this is a keeper!! Truly a heartfelt write that will be read again and again. Well done dear poet. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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It's wonderful that you have reclaimed your life. The down times, albeit difficult, can often provide us with valuable insights and lessons that can lead to both spiritual and personal growth. God bless you.

Love, Light & Laughter
Linda
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3 posted 08-28-2002 04:34 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Exactly!
Perfectly penned...by a mere mortal man.
Exceptional. ThisDiamond
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4 posted 08-28-2002 04:37 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

It's truth I give here, know yourself.
Don't let friends make you what you're not.
Be who you are and trust in you.
False compliments are best forgot.


there are so many truths and good lines in  your writing today... I am who I am, I ask nothing of anther but the truth in return and trust..something I haven't felt in a long while, Michael.

Hope you are well
hugsssss
M
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(big hugggssssss) Oh Michael, I admire your powerful heart and courage so much, my heart goes out to all the pain you have endured but I know from here everything will be promising and you will find all you deserve so much! (sigh) God Bless You, sweet friend, this is wonderful, 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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Michael

"It's truth I give here, know yourself.
Don't let friends make you what you're not.
Be who you are and trust in you.
False compliments are best forgot"

True and uplifting words in this poem.  
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Great words here. I believe people have different gifts and when you develop them you find happiness because you are using God's gift given, which is an essential part of our humanity.
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Oh how very uplifting, Michael...
Thanks for sharing it...  It really did help me a lot.
~ big grinning thank you hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Chris, thank you so much for your words of praise. *S*

Linda, I couldn't agree with you more. *S* Thanks and God bless you also.

This Diamond, yes, a mere mortal and the same as every other man.  Thank you much! *S*

Maureen, yes, truth, trust and being yourself.  I hope you get these and soon. Thank you! *S*

Noah, you're always so kind.  I thank you dearly, good man. *S*

Martie, thank you, dear one. *S*

Walker, well said, my friend. Thank you and God bless! *S*

Lyra, you're very welcome and knowing that I brought you a smile, brings my own.  Thank you! *S*
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Wisdom and truth in poetry, what's becoming of the world? ...A better place I say with poems like these to light the way.
Keth

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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Kethry, you're too kind.  Thank you! *S*
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how wonderful! A good reminder!
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13 posted 09-16-2002 12:41 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

passing shadows, I'm happy you liked this one.  Thank you!
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Michael, I can only thank you for this wonderful uplifting write today.  You are a gem, and this lil gem here is neatly being tucked into the box of treasures ......to be read......over and over again......
your words truly touch Michael, again,
thank you.......for the gift of you.

If I have touched one heart through my words, then I have acheived my dream...

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