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WTBAKELAR
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0 posted 09-10-2008 02:14 PM       View Profile for WTBAKELAR   Email WTBAKELAR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for WTBAKELAR


There are only two reasons to be.
That, that you are, or that, that you may become.
Those who chose to be, are.  
Those who chose to become something else,
have the future to look forward to.  
So be that, that you are,
or become that, that you can.  
Look to the past and regret,
or look to the future and become.
Dream those dreams that will bring happiness.  
Look to what the future holds,
waiting for you to unlock the secrets of life.
Share those secrets with the ones who are still looking.  
Help those who can't see the difference,
between the future and the past.
Understand that, Not all who look will see,
Not all who see will understand,
Not all who understand,
will know what to do with the knowledge.  
Those who do will be remembered.
© Copyright 2008 Wm. Tracey Bakelar - All Rights Reserved
Margherita
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1 posted 09-14-2008 12:31 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
Not all who see will understand,
Not all who understand,
will know what to do with the knowledge.  



I appreciated your write, dear Tracey. God showers such immense gifts over His children and to share them is our mission, a mission of LOVE.

Love,
Margherita
WTBAKELAR
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2 posted 09-19-2008 03:41 PM       View Profile for WTBAKELAR   Email WTBAKELAR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WTBAKELAR

Moving poem to library,  thanks for letting me share my work.
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3 posted 05-26-2009 07:49 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Very nice poem.
mama5
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4 posted 06-07-2009 05:08 PM       View Profile for mama5   Email mama5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mama5

Beautifully composed, your insight moves me. Thank you.
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5 posted 11-27-2010 11:17 PM       View Profile for HippinTrippy   Email HippinTrippy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HippinTrippy

I enjoyed this poem and the message it sends very much. Thank you for sharing it.
It reminds me of something I read in the Tao Te Ching.. I'm not sure if it relates, but none the less it stuck out all of a sudden so I will share;
"He who preaches does not understand.  He who understands does not preach"
Take it as you will    Thanks again.

It's not easy being evil, in a world gone to hell.

 
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