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Daniel Austhof (aim4strz)

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Brothers and sisters,

I am the embodiment of the embrace of Christ

Think I'm reaching? Well, this is me reaching wider

Let's do it!

Stay Blessed,

Daniel

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  • Something Different
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    Something Different

    7 months ago

    My favorite poet is Henry David Thoreau. I love his optimism and the hope he creates with his writing. "Something Different" is my attempt to capture his wisdom and insight on the human condition.

  • AY PAPI!!!
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    AY PAPI!!!

    2 weeks ago

    A (not-so) Self-effacing vision of my past valleys and the journey to spectacular future peaks! (btw- I crushed this one!)

  • LISTEN UP!!!!
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    LISTEN UP!!!!

    2 weeks ago

    "Listen Up" is a typical poem for me that I begin when I'm in a horrible place and then use my writing as self- therapy bringing myself back to a confident, upbeat, thankful, faithful mood. Swag even!

  • The Bi-Polar Life
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    The Bi-Polar Life

    2 weeks ago

    Life finds it's level- Why doubt divine dealing?

  • Standout!!!
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    Standout!!!

    2 weeks ago

    STAND….. Stand in Faith and know you are the Man!

  • "......As it is in Heaven"
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    "......As it is in Heaven"

    5 months ago

    My feeble attempt to capture the meaning of this phrase in the Lord's Prayer: "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven." This was a Fun poem to write!!!

  • The "IT" Factor
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    The "IT" Factor

    2 weeks ago

    "The IT Factor" is a poem set to a musical beat about Faith. About the type of Faith which was owned by Daniel (and the Lions' Den), in the Bible- Oh, and also by ME!!!

  • I'm Possible
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    I'm Possible

    2 weeks ago

    So in honor of my rekindling my old flame and remembering all those who have lost SO MUCH to the horror of closed head injuries, I have written a song/poem to fire me back up- and anyone else who wants to claim my...

  • ?Who Am I?
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    ?Who Am I?

    5 months ago

    Do you sometimes feel like you"re from a different planet? Do you wonder how this happened, what you have become- or WHO you even ARE? …….. I know that I DO!

  • 'Till I Have Won
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    'Till I Have Won

    2 weeks ago

    I came kinda weak with my first "edited" version. This is a much stronger version of my take on Eminem's "Till I Collapse". I think you'll like it

  • You're The Man
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    You're The Man

    2 weeks ago

    I've heard a few mixtapes lately that I like, and realized that my poem "Entheos" (Jay-Z- "Empire State of Mind") would mesh great with Aloe Blacc's "The Man". It turned out well

  • The Man
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    The Man

    2 weeks ago

    In creating "The Man" I took the liberties of combining a hook in Drake's "The Motto" (creating my own motto) and the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling.

  • Hou$e Money
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    Hou$e Money

    2 weeks ago

    "This metaphor's to roll the dice/ Comparing Grace to human vice"- This is a rather bold attempt to explain the concept of Grace and my own battle with Evil but putting it into gambling terminology

  • The Purpose of Life (pt.3)
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    The Purpose of Life (pt.3)

    5 months ago

    "The Purpose of Life isn't all that deep or profound." - I wrote this when I was in a good mindset (in pt.2). Part 3 is the opposite- the jeckyl to my hyde mindset of scarcity. Frustrating- alarming

  • WIN TODAY!!!
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    WIN TODAY!!!

    2 weeks ago

    Recently my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. She said "It's kind of numbing knowing I can't beat this." My advice: "No, don't even try to win this War. Just WIN TODAY!!!"

  • "Come After Me, I'm a Man!"
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    "Come After Me, I'm a Man!"

    2 weeks ago

    When I wrote this poem I was numb, stunned, and beside myself with rage! There was yet another devastating attack on my loved ones.........and I knew who did it.............and it was ALL MY FAULT!!!

  • ENTHEOS
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    ENTHEOS

    2 weeks ago

    I have adopted the word "Entheos" as the name of my alter-ego. In Greek it means "having the God within." Also, Entheos is the derivative of the worth "Enthusiasm", which means "inspired by", therefore very appropriate!

  • THE BIG ONE! 1.0
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    THE BIG ONE! 1.0

    5 months ago

    Good or Evil? Right or Wrong? Black or White? Can our existence be boiled down to a "tragic pantomime" between 2 polar opposite forces, and must we choose between the two? Why?

  • YES I CAN
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    YES I CAN

    2 weeks ago

    "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me"

  • The Blessed One
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    The Blessed One

    2 weeks ago

    "I have become all things to all men, that by all means I mights save...some"- (1 Cor. 9:22)

  • I CAN NOT ESCAPE MY DREAM (pt.2)
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    I CAN NOT ESCAPE MY DREAM (pt.2)

    2 weeks ago

    Part 2 of the (hopefully) ongoing journey I'm on, attempting to find happiness while both driven AND trapped by my dreams.

  • I CAN NOT ESCAPE MY DREAM (pt.1)
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    I CAN NOT ESCAPE MY DREAM (pt.1)

    2 weeks ago

    A poem of the (hopefully) ongoing journey I'm on, attempting to find happiness while both driven AND trapped by my dreams.

  • Do or Die
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    Do or Die

    2 weeks ago

    -There’s no Can -There’s no Can’t -There’s just Will- And there is Won’t -I’ll never Do -The Things I Don’t -I dare to lose, but KNOW I’ll Win -I cannot Win -‘Less I begin -I dare to fall -but...

  • And You Thought You Knew!!
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    And You Thought You Knew!!

    2 weeks ago

    *I don’t choose to dream -But it helps dull the pain -Would it be better to Vomit or Die? -Until I decide, I must write this or cry -I live in 2 different worlds -And all they do is compete -There’s Me and...

  • Walk Big!!!
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    Walk Big!!!

    2 weeks ago

    Lyrics to a song about not LETTING your light shine, but MAKING your light shine! WALK BIG!!

  • Waiting To Die
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    Waiting To Die

    2 weeks ago

    PAIN: Graphic, sharp, stunning- but also slow, blunt, numbing.

  • I WILL NOT BOW TO THE SICKNESS
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    I WILL NOT BOW TO THE SICKNESS

    2 weeks ago

    **So this is my life- exciting isn't it?......no, you're wrong. It's horrible. I pray to God multiple time every day that he once again gather me under His wing, and offer His divine protection and peace!

  • NFL All-Time, All-Pro Team- *Defense*
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    NFL All-Time, All-Pro Team- *Defense*

    2 weeks ago

    NFL All-Time, All Pro Team- Defense. And clearly my list is pretty good. It was vultured in 2011- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/773701-nfl-the-all-time-team

  • SHINE FOREVER!
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    SHINE FOREVER!

    2 weeks ago

    I wrote Shine Forever on a flight to meet a stranger (now a friend) who was a new widow, her young husband a Cancer victim. It is a story about how we live not only FOR each other, but THROUGH each other... forever.

  • Good Riddance To The "Oughts"!! : The worst Decade EVER!
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    Good Riddance To The "Oughts"!! : The worst Decade EVER!

    2 weeks ago

    My rant written the night of Dec. 31, 2009. "So tonight I’m going to celebrate the death of “The Oughts” and the birth of a New Tomorrow, “The Teens”- pure as a crisp, white, winter morning and brimming with...

  • NFL All-Time, All-Pro Team- *Offense*
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    NFL All-Time, All-Pro Team- *Offense*

    2 weeks ago

    ALL-TIME, ALL-NFL TEAM *offense*- Clearly mine is pretty good because it was vultured by Bleacher Report in 2011- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/773701-nfl-the-all-time-team

  • DA's 2010 NFL Mock Draft (2 rounds) *12/3/09
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    DA's 2010 NFL Mock Draft (2 rounds) *12/3/09

    2 weeks ago

    DA's 2010 NFL Mock Draft (2 rounds) *12/3/09

  • "Hail To the Victors!"....Forever!!
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    "Hail To the Victors!"....Forever!!

    2 weeks ago

    The University of Michigan Wolverines basically put the sport of College Football on the map in the early 1900’s, and, Mark My Words: Michigan Football will re- insert itself at the Apex of football.

  • "I Will Fear No Evil...."
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    "I Will Fear No Evil...."

    2 weeks ago

    Let me tell you about the day I met Satan...

  • TOO
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    TOO

    2 weeks ago

    This poem is an expression of belief against any outside judgments of our own capabilities and limitations. "Wisdom says ‘Average relates To that which we aim.’" *Blessing's all about perception!!

  • Shut Your Mouth!!
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    Shut Your Mouth!!

    2 weeks ago

    So fret about what some will do But shut it- let me sing my song!! When in need I will cry out But you can’t save what wouldn’t drown What is gained if I would doubt? It won’t change for what...

  • SURELY
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    SURELY

    2 weeks ago

    -“Surely” is a play on words for the name of my fictitious queen of Assurance- Shirley. This was written several years ago, but it still holds true in my life today. To me this poem is about Confidence. About...

  • Fast Pain/ Slow Pain
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    Fast Pain/ Slow Pain

    2 weeks ago

    "Fast Pain brought shock- The Slow Pain still makes me cry". If you can relate and understand what I mean by this, I'll just say: "I'm so sorry! Be Strong and God Bless!"

  • The Purpose of Life- (pt.1)
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    The Purpose of Life- (pt.1)

    2 weeks ago

    "The Purpose of Life" isn't all that deep or profound. Even I could figure it out with a little self reflection and by writing a 2-part post on my findings.

  • AIM FOR STARS
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    AIM FOR STARS

    2 weeks ago

    The key to Success is Sexy!!!

  • Teardrops In The Rain
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    Teardrops In The Rain

    2 weeks ago

    Journey from shedding insignificant tears, washed away by the storm, to living a life of Purpose, filled with Hope.....no, make that FAITH! And "That's FAR from Teardrops in the Rain!"

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