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Auguste
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0 posted 10-04-2002 04:23 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


Although my lifes been very hard
and though, the years ahead will be,
I wouldnt change it if I could,
for doing so, would just change me.

Each obstacle has helped me grow
into the man I am today,
resulting in the peace I feel,
my spirit shaped, like hands on clay.

This is the only life Ill have,
so best to find the strength to fight,
not sit in darkness, counting fears.
Self-pity only steals your sight.

If truth be known, Im very blessed.
My attitude is that of hope.
Each day I bring someone a smile,
no longer in the darkness, grope.

It is our choice, if were to win,
to light our lives for all to see,
to push the darkness far away.
I lit my life, it set me free.

~Auguste~
The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star,

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-04-2002 04:25 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



"It is our choice, if were to win,
to light our lives for all to see,
to push the darkness far away.
I lit my life, it set me free."




(smiles) God Bless You, sweet friend, you have indeed lit your life and we are all so proud and blessed to have you a s a true friend to us all! You have been through so much but you have conquered all this adversity and out of it you have become a true angel of words and loving friend, God Bless You, 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

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (10-04-2002 04:33 PM).]

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2 posted 10-04-2002 04:32 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

If truth be known, Im very blessed.
My attitude is that of hope.
Each day I bring someone a smile,
no longer in the darkness, grope.
--------------------------------------------
Your attitude is most certainly one of hope Michael!!  
We have watched you and you have not complained, and yes..
you do make others smile..
even this crazy redhead!
Fantastic write dear poet.
~Hugs~

~ Time has cast a spell on you
  So you won't ever forget me ~

Sunnyone
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3 posted 10-04-2002 05:13 PM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Michael, your life has been a beacon of hope for those of us who stumble into darkness sometimes....thank you for another gift here....

The music is playing..it's your turn to dance!


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4 posted 10-04-2002 07:05 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

This is one of the best poems I've read in many a day. I am a big believer in how one's attitude can affect their whole life and here you have penned it exquisitely.

Bravo!!! Bravo!!! Bravo!!! BRAVO!!!

Hugs, Marti

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

ThisDiamond
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5 posted 10-04-2002 07:39 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

A kindred spirit. Understood and enjoyed.
ThisDiamond
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Well said...James
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I like your honesty and willingness to share the "how-to's" in this poem.
Getting out of one's self and making someone else smile...says a lot about what you have learned. Sharing the insight of your lessons gives all of us hope and a belief, that we too, may reach that peace of mind you found.
Thank you.

without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...

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8 posted 10-04-2002 10:40 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

This is so warm, so hopeful, so you.
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Perfect.
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10 posted 10-04-2002 11:16 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Since I'm new here, I don't know what you've been through. From your words I do know, though, that you are a very kind, caring, sweet, loving human being. That's all that matters, Michael. Thanks for sharing your feelings.
Best Wishes,
Ethel..garysgirl
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