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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

    2 weeks 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!!!

    5 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

    8 months ago

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

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

    8 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

    6 months 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

    4 months 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?

    8 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

    8 months 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

  • House Money
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    House 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)

    8 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!!!

    8 months 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!"

    13 days 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!!!

  • 2013 NFL Draft- Mock
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    2013 NFL Draft- Mock

    8 months ago

    *The time has arrived! This is my last Mock Draft before the REAL 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday evening. Enjoy!!!

  • SUBDUED
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    SUBDUED

    8 months ago

    Sometimes a man just grows tired of being held down, feeling Subdued. What am I fighting? What is keeping me from being able to even Try? Why do I give it the power to do so?.... What if I turned the tables and went...

  • ENTHEOS
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    ENTHEOS

    8 months 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...

  • YES I CAN
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    YES I CAN

    8 months ago

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

  • 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.

  • Daniel's 2012 NFL Mock Draft (1/25/12)
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    Daniel's 2012 NFL Mock Draft (1/25/12)

    8 months ago

    This Draft is over, and while I got many of the correct players drafted in the first 2 rounds, there were SO many trades that quite a few were predicted to the wrong teams. You can look and see how close I got in this...

  • Do or Die
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    Do or Die

    11 months 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...

  • 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...

  • Walk Big!!!
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    Walk Big!!!

    8 months 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.

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

    13 months 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

  • "You'll See You Soon...."
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    "You'll See You Soon...."

    8 months ago

    "You'll See You Soon" is a letter that I wrote to myself, as my future self, reminding me of the journey I've been on and the wars I've waged. This post and my other poems are the basis for my book.

  • SHINE FOREVER!
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    SHINE FOREVER!

    8 months 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!

    8 months 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...

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

    17 months 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

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

    8 months 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.

  • Aim For Stars: Overview
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    Aim For Stars: Overview

    8 months ago

    Aim For Stars (Overview) I’ve been asked if I plan to offer more of my background to better explain my writing, and I suppose to see what qualifies me as a credible source for such deep, and sometimes dark,...

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

    8 months ago

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

  • "Goodbye, I Love You...."
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    "Goodbye, I Love You...."

    8 months ago

    NO, THIS IS NOT ME RIGHT NOW! However, this is a TRUE suicide letter/ poem. This was, honest to goodness, my letter that I scribbled on looseleaf paper, which is wrinkled to this day by the teardrops which fell on...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Fast Pain/ Slow Pain
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    Fast Pain/ Slow Pain

    8 months 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

    7 weeks ago

    The key to Success is Sexy!!!

  • Teardrops In The Rain
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    Teardrops In The Rain

    7 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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