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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

    5 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!!!

    4 months 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!!!!

    5 months 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

    4 months ago

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

  • Standout!!!
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    Standout!!!

    4 months 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"

    4 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

    4 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

    9 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?

    4 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

    4 months 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

  • Hou$e Money
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    Hou$e Money

    4 months 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)

    4 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

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

    5 months 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

    4 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 "inspired by", therefore very appropriate!

  • THE BIG ONE! 1.0
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    THE BIG ONE! 1.0

    4 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

    4 months ago

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

  • The Blessed One
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    The Blessed One

    3 months 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)

    5 months 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)

    5 months 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

    17 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 Win -‘Less I begin -I dare to fall -but...

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

    5 months 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!!!

    4 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

    5 months 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

    4 months 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*

    19 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...."

    4 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!

    4 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!

    4 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 morning and brimming with...

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

    22 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

  • Shut Your Mouth!!
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    Shut Your Mouth!!

    5 months 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

    5 months 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...

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

    5 months 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 months ago

    The key to Success is Sexy!!!

  • Teardrops In The Rain
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    Teardrops In The Rain

    7 months 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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