A Dream On Each Horizon.

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Today my hub is all about never ever giving up on your dreams ; this past week has been very eventful in its own way.

Beginning with last Sunday when I bumped into a very old friend whom I hadn't seen for around twenty years ; we have been in touch since and are meeting up next week to put the world to rights !!I am so looking forward to this.


Then on Tuesday I met up with two school teachers of mine. They are husband and wife and one being my French teacher as well as my form teacher ; his wife was my English teacher and they were so good to me throughout my school years !!!

To cut a long story short it was to her that I went to tell of all the abuse that was going on at home and I was instantly believed even though we were a prominent chapel going family.

With all the people who are coming forward in their hundreds at this present time in the UK with their stories of being sexually abused back in the 60s and 70s by prominent well known people with this leading to so many being arrested and charged I am eternally glad that I told my story when I was only twelve years old !!!

I heard the account of one victim who had told her school teachers but her story was fobbed off and this today makes me even more grateful to people in our community all those years ago who supported me;but my main thanks goes to this couple ;my teachers from years ago.

I have promised to go and visit them next week and this I am also looking forward to.

I look at my life now and know how far I have travelled to be where I am today!!! My legacy as many of you know is to share my story, to help and inspire others to also live their dreams.

To never ever give up because I can assure you it is most certainly worth it.

One lady I have the utmost respect for is Susan Boyle and I never ever tire of watching her first audition on Britain's Got Talent hence today's choice of song.

I hope you'll enjoy.

On Each Horizon : Freeverse.

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On the horizon

so out of touch

so out of reach

yet a yearning so apparent..................


On the horizon

colours sublime

calm and wondrous stretch

pugnacious

amazons in time..................


On the horizon

soft shades blending

by the morrow

wonders to behold

treasures we shall hold.......................


On the horizon

dreams so tall

each wondrous call

fingers of sunlight

hope reignited...........................


On the horizon

a calmness descends

muffling trepidation

so near

almost there

a taste of sweet excitement

spirits of life

awaken from slumber....................


On the horizon

share your hearts

each spirit so divine

flowing so freely

to make your dream come true......................


To Dream : Rictameter.

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To dream

A wondrous gift

From deep within each heart

Each sweet bud exploding to life

Throw caution to those winds of yesteryear

Ride upon the crest of each wave

Fly over each mountain

To taste to live

To dream.

Never Surrender : Haiku.

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Never surrender

Gently feel each emotion

Tender and wholesome.

To Dream : Acrostic.

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Trepidation fades

Oblivion awakens

x

Deep in your willing heart

Realms from the past evaporate

Each imprisoned spirit flies to freedom

A new life beckons

Make all your dreams come true.

Such Sweet Dreams.

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Such sweet dreams to love

Happiness a golden cloak

To wondrously share .

An ending thought.

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I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and remember to never ever give up on those dreams.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very profound and blissful. Loved to the core of it dear Eddy. Keep up the good work. Wish you all the very best for your meetings next week. My fav here is the...free verse....i really love your selection of words always.Votes way up and shared.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much dghbrh and your comment means so very much .

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


JThomp42 3 years ago

Truly beautiful as usual Eddy. Voted up and awesome. Wishing you a fantastic day Eddy!


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Beautiful as always Eddy and you are right about never giving up on one's dreams. So happy to hear that you are doing well and thank you for always being so forth coming and sharing about yourself and your past here. Lots of love once again and hope you are having a great day!! :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so mcuh jeff your comment as always so greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome Janine my dear friend.

It is so important to me that others find their dreams no matter what the barriers are ;they are all achievable.

I wish you a wonderful day with you family.

Lots of love

Eddy.


Vickiw 3 years ago

Really heartfelt, and filled with optimistic joy - part of this no doubt being your excitement at meeting your supporters from bygone days. Enjoyed all of these, and your pictures are lovely too!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Each of these pieces are beautiful, like their author. Without our dreams, hope is under nourished. Sometimes our dreams are all we have. To nurture and believe in our personal dreams is to find the joy we so deserve. Thank you, dear Eddy, my glorious friend for sharing this inspiring message. I love you dearly...Audrey


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Vickiw ;your comment greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so very much Audrey ;I cannot thank you enough for your words and your friendship. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Eddy, I so admire that you have been able to walk out of the shadows

of that little girl, abused and confused.

You flourish with a zeal for life that I find amazing.

Your works are an inspiration to each of us.

Thank you,

DJ.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Your writing is always like a dream my dear Eddy of Excellence and it all comes from your beautiful poetic heart and no doubt from life experience as well.

I've been away from the Hub for about 2 weeks due to mental and physical health issues (it happens to the best of us doesen't it) but I was so happy to hear from you this morning once again.

I am sitting here with my first cup of coffee and some nice romantic violin music and we are having our first bit of summer weather at lake erie time canada 8:45am and sending you good thoughts as always from Colin , Tiffy and Gabriel who are both outside on our deck


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh D J thank you so very much for this wonderful comment.

It means so very much and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Have a wonderful day too.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi epi so nice to see you on here and your comment as always so greatly appreciated. I have also been away for a couple of weeks as I had to get to grips with my writing course. Also this week and next week I do not have work and I am hoping when i return that I shall be able to juggle all. i think I'll be able to. looks promising anyway. I am so sorry you have not been well but as you say it happens to the best of us and we are not robots are we. So here's hoping you are feeling so much better and how nice to be reading each other;'s hubs once again. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales epi.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, it is so awesome you've run into people from the past who were your support system. God works in magical ways.

This theme touches my heart. I have a sticky note above my monitor that says, "never give up on your dreams!". It's there to remind me in case I ever falter.

Great hub, my friend. I can see your huge smile from across the pond!


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Good morning, Eddy!

First of all, what a beautiful Hub to awaken to, my friend. This is the first I've read about the tragic events in your youth, and I'm at once very sad that your childhood was stolen from you, and yet rejoicing over what you have done because of it and/or in spite of it. You have transcended a curse to become a blessing for so many, many others. Like Joan of Arc, you wield a literary sword as you inspire the masses. What a wonderful object lesson you are for all of us! Thanks for sharing, my friend.

Secondly, I love learning about new things. In your response, please share with me what a rictameter is. Yes, I know I could easily go to wikipedia and find out for myself, but I prefer a concept's definition from the artist who masterfully uses it.

Aloha!

Joe


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Shauna ;your words always mean so very much.

I wish you a wonderful day my friend.

Eddy.


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Such lovely writing and beautiful reflections on life! I will enjoy reading more of you! ;)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much for your wonderful comment Jo it is so greatly appreciated.

A Rictameter poem is a nine line poem with syllables running as such:-

2,4,6,8,10,8,6,4,2,

I hope this explains it;I know there is a far more in depth description but this is what I have always followed ; initially from another hubber. What a wonderful community this is and I am so pleased to be on here with so many wonderful friends including yourself Jo. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here for a long time to come.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Theatre girl and I now also look forward to reading many more of your hubs also.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Eddy sometimes your hubs just make my day.. thank you so much


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Wow....so true....never stop dreaming....it keeps us alive and filled with the promise of a new day, new ways to enjoy this walk.

Voted up++++ and shared

Angels are on the way :) ps


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome Frank and the great thing about our community is that we help each other.

Your comment so greatly appreciated and here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Lots of love from my little coner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much PS as always your comment means so very much.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What me dream?? I love my dreams. Sometimes with some dreams I hope they do not come true ever --- just so I can keep dreaming them. I think you would like to look up the word Esperanza, direct translation means hope, but from the Mexican culture it is more about dreams.

(by the by -- what is a form teacher?)


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Thank you for sharing your own story! It's so touching! I am glad that some people believed in you; some teachers don't believe or sometimes don't want to rock the boat. And kids are being abandoned to their abusers until they are old enough to fight for themselves.

It's nice to meet good people from our past; even if it's a long time sometimes it feels like you just saw them yesterday. I have good friends in Belgium and Switzerland and sometimes we don't see each other for years and when finaly when we can meet, it's almost as if we can continue the conversation from our previous meeting. It's just fantastic.

Thank you about your nice poetry about dreams and never surrending.

Susan Boyle is a great example of it! What a great lady!

Enjoy your day!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Eric and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a great comment.,I shall certainly be looking up 'Esperanza'. A form teacher is the teacher you go to first thing in the morning and also after have lunch to register your attendance . He was our form teacher all through our school years from 12 yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs so we got to know him pretty well.

Thank you again Eric

Eddy.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really interesting thank you. Here in the states that is usually called a home room teacher. I found it interesting because I also had a husband/wife team there for me in the dark hours. I must find them and thank them today.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Such beautiful words you have so shared, my friend. Isn't it so nice that school teachers are a family in their own right, and sometimes cam make all the difference in a child's future life. whonu


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much kidscraft ; your words are so touching and sincere.You are so right when you say that we can meet up with some people after many years and we can still pick up from where we left off.

These people mean the world to me and always will do.

Have a wonderful day my friend and your words stay with me.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Amazing hub. The poetry was so so beautiful.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thanks for sharing with me also and it is uncanny how we can relate to each other!!! We were both indeed lucky for our caring , supportive and wonderful persons.

Take care Eric.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much whonu and yes these teachers as well as many others in my school were a family in their own rights.

Your comment so greatly appreciated whonu.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Dim your words so appreciated. Lots of love

Eddy.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your poetry is so beautiful Eddy! Your life story is an inspiration, bless you for sharing...


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much my dear friend Ruby.

Your words and friendship always so greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, I was feeling a little down about some of the less-than-successful parts of my life. But you have reminded me once again, dear friend, not to go down that path, but to follow my original dream. God will lead me in the right direction, as always. I must trust in the dream and keep on working toward it. Thank you a million times for your presence here. You always give me strength through your wise and lyrical words. So grateful God led me to Hubpages and all my friends here!

Have a glorious day, my friend ;) Pearl


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh Pearl how like minded we are and through this comes a great friendship.

I am so so happy that my words have helped.There is nothing more I can ask for.

It is difficult to put everything into words but to use my story to help others then it sort of makes a sense of it all. At the end of the day this is what my heart tells me to do and that is all I need to carry on. Thank you so much again Pearl my wonderful friend,.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales all for you.

Eddy.


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madcat9 3 years ago from Earth

Just this weekend i met people i hadn't seen in 4 years, and i felt old. Meeting with people from 20 years back is something amazing. I honestly got emotional about it. Almost cried. It's great to meet such people. They are definately not around every corner on this planet.

I only read the Horizon poem, and it really speaks to me because i've always been trapped between choosing my dream and choosing the safe course. It was a beautiful poem. The horizon is the perfect metaphor for such things


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much madcat for taking the time to stop by and leave a great comment.

Your comment so greatly appreicated and I now look forward to reading more of yours also.

Eddy.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

You know my dear, I am laughing...I just realized that I was not following you...how is that possible? And then I stopped getting your daily reminders and it just went right out of my head. Happily I saw your comment on Mary's hub and I remember OH MY GOD, I HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT EDDY!!!!

Please forgive me...I get busy and lose track of stuff.

Well, I'm following you now. LOL

Needless to say, this is beautiful, but then you wrote it so I expect it to be. I hope you are well my dear friend.

love,

bill


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

So beautifully written my friend and the poems were a pleasure to read.

Vote up and more !!!


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DuckyDee 3 years ago from Washington

This is a wonderful story of success and I do hope your visits are everything you expect them to be. It is a wonderful thing to look back and know that there were some amazing people in our lives and to see them again is always so gratifying.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh so nice to see you on here Billy ; I have only been back a few days but I couldn't stay away any longer !!I have two weeks off work so have time to juggle all and am hoping that when I return to work I shall still juggle all!!I am sure I shall because I will not have it any other way!!!!

I am up to date with all now and will be over yours as soon as I have posted this reply.

Please don't apologise as we all know how we get sidetracked; me more than anyone.

Yes I am well and thank you as always my very dear friend Billy.

Lots of love from little corner of Wales to you and Bev.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much kashmir ;your comment as always so greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi DuckyDee you are so right it is so nice to have people in your life who were so amazing and for me to find them both again in a matter of days is doubly gratifying.

Your comment means so very much and here's to so amny more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Johan Smulders 3 years ago from East London, South Africa

Great poetry and thoughts-so positive and encouraging. Thanks.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I'll somewhat echo the last message you left on my hub about reaching for dreams.....wonderful message, Eddy! These are beautiful words, each and every poem you shared.


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

What a powerful and inspiring Hub, Eddy. I am listening to Susan Boyle and weeping - the song deeply resonates with me, as well. Sometimes we are lead to places we need to be and this is where I needed to be today. Thanks!


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Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

First I want to say that you are such a nice person!

The thoughts from the writings are wonderful.

Great job!

Terrific way to send a message.

Voted up and shared. :)


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

This is beautiful! Wow, and so well written and a great heart within you that puts out these words, I believe you are a kindred spirit!

:) I'm glad I read this


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Awesome poetry and forms Miss Eddy...: ) Liked them all. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us and encouragement of never giving up on our dreams.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

How beautiful to be able to meet up with a long time friend and also your teachers who helped you so long ago. Voting this up and beautiful...beautiful for your words, the Susan Boyle song and your message. Bless you always!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thank you for this beautiful share and amazing poetry. What would life be like without our dreams!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It sounds as if you're going to have a busy and different week next week, catching up with old friends. Hope you have a wonderful time.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

You know I am with you. Perhaps I was in a unique situation, but dreams really can come true.


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Thank you for this - what a time you are having, catching up with old friends. And people who are so meaningful in your life. You are truly remarkable.

I am a huge Susan Boyle fan - from the beginning and have all her Cds - play them in my car -

Dreaming that dream - how easy it is to forget to dream. I needed your reminder - thanks.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much to

JOHAN

SHANMARIE

LISA

SCHOOLGIRLFORREAL

ANNIE

DREAMSEEKER2

PEGGY

FAITHREAPER

BLOSSOM

MARTIN

TRAVMAJ

each and every comment so so appreciated.

I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Dreamily and poetically wonderful. Great pics and videos. Passing this on.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Rasma your comments are always so greatly appreciated. Here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Made 3 years ago from Finland

I haven't read a hub in weeks. I'm glad I read this one now. Eddy, you are an inspiring writer who has turned your negative past into positive words. I'm glad you're sharing your story with us.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Made ; your words means the world.I had been away for a couple of weeks also as I needed to get to grips with my writing course but I had to come back and hopefully I can juggle all from now on!!! You are so welcome Made and here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

It expresses such hope and courage, Eddy! I love the visual of each horizon bringing new hope and strengthening one's dream! You've created a lovely hub!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

wow Eddy - when i read of all the people from your past coming back into your life- i got goosebumps! I'm a deep believer in the power of the universe and i believe there is a reason for this! You have opened a portal and these folks are returning - because you have questions...thoughts...unfinished business...

or just simple gratitude..

soooooo cooool!

voting/sharing


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

The best way to describe your beautiful hub is to use your own words, "wonders to behold"... I admire your strength and the beauty of your soul. You are a wonder Eddy.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Beautiful material, Eddy, with such lovely pictures as additions.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to

NELLIEANNA

LESLIE

MARY

DEB

Your comments all so greatly appreciated

Here's lots of love from my little corner of Wales to one and all.

Eddy.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Voted + Eddy, Thank you for sharing your passionate message of hope! I get goosebumps remembering Susan Boyle's amazing moment! Very suitable ending . . . Hugs, Kathi


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Kathi your comment greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

I love this hub of hope...never give up on our dreams. Hope your meetings turn out well!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you pickles and your words mean ever so much.

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Thank you for sharing your story. It is such a powerful backdrop to your healing, ethereal poetry and messages of encouragement and inspiration!! Much love, Lurana


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Lurana and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.

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