As the Sun Comes Up - a Poem

New day over the Atlantic Ocean.
New day over the Atlantic Ocean. | Source
Almost 3 1/2 decades after writing this poem, I discovered it was myself I needed to love.  Once strong with myself, I cut my waist length hair.  It took Bravewarrior to conquer!  I've since let it grow again.  Whew!!
Almost 3 1/2 decades after writing this poem, I discovered it was myself I needed to love. Once strong with myself, I cut my waist length hair. It took Bravewarrior to conquer! I've since let it grow again. Whew!! | Source
March 2012.  55th birthday and smiling big!
March 2012. 55th birthday and smiling big! | Source

Oh, the stars I had in my eyes when I was 19!




As the sun comes up

And brings us a new day,

A smile appears

On my face

Because

I know as each new day

Is born

So is my love for you.








Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Shauna,

Beautiful poetry here, power in a few words!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Sometimes less words say more. Beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Beautiful! Yes - to love yourself - sometimes we have the most difficult time doing just that. It is a wonderful key to happiness though. Thank you so much for this gorgeous simplicity of wisdom. ~h~


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love a happy ending. In your case, it is a story that has reached happy and will only get happier. Hooray for you, Sha! Let the party begin!

love,

bill


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Simple -like a kiss ;) ???


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Shauna - Your spirit and beautiful soul match your beautiful smile! You cheer me to the bone my friend!

You still have those stars in your eyes and only more amazing things await you.

Sending bright horizons your way. XO


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Awwwww...sweet!


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

This is a really sweet notion. I may have to take some lessons from you, as I have been told I can be quite insensitive.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Great to be your own best friend.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Very nice.

TFP


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Brave, lovely write! And you look so amazing. Here's the very kind and wonderful woman I've known here in HP. She's truly wonderful!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you so much, Josh. And thanx for being the first to comment!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you Faith. I either seem to blither on and on or keep it short and to the point. I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx for catching what I finally realized, years later as I posted this. It's all about loving yourself first!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bill, you're my greatest cheerleader! Let the party begin and never end!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Aw, Mhatter. You're making me blush. Are kisses really simple??????


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Beckie. You're a great friend. I love myself so much now, I've stopped coloring my hair and letting it grow again. I've got the grays of wisdom and the locks of a flirt! Ha ha. Seriously, your comment means the world to me.

When sending the bright horizons, don't forget my lightning bugs!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, ImKarn!

Phillydreamer, if I can rub off on you, I'm all for it! Let it roll!

Gypsy, we are only as good to and for others as we are to ourselves. We've got to start there!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Frog. What does TFP mean?


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you Spy. You have a special place in my heart. You know that, don't you?

I don't look like that anymore. The eyes and the smile are the same but the hair is gray/brown and just spilling over my shoulders. Aging gracefully, I hope!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I know and feel it brave! :) You still look amazing even with gray hairs.

the color will fade but your kind beautiful and loving heart will always be the same and that's what matters most. You're wondeful!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Aw, you're making me blush, Spy! Backatcha!


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Oh so beautiful! That is love you know it in your heart and you are sure of it! Much love and peace to you.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, shim. What an awesome comment!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well my sensational Shauna you will always be 19 in my heart and mind and how do you feel yourself when you look back on these words now as I write to you in this comment space.

As I always say - if you write from the heart the mind will always follow and you certainly certainly succeed on both counts.

Just finished lunch after night shift sleep and will go into the lake on a breezy light rain day because the water is warmer than the air and quite refreshing - sending 3 big Canadian hugs to you from Colin and his cat crew Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time 3:24pm


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Epi, I love looking back at what I've written in the past. I see my personal growth in each and every word. Thanx for the follow. Funny, I thought we were mutual. We have such a connection! Anyway, thanx and enjoy the lake!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Yes it's funny that old line - I thought I was already following you, lol.

I just came out of the lake and I was the only one in - it looks like an ocean with high waves but the water is warmer than the air now and it was so refreshing. Having a nice cuppa mint green tea with some Spanish guitar music .....


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Enjoy, Epi! I'm getting ready to make pepper steak over brown rice for dinner.


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epigramman 3 years ago

.....are you setting a place for me at your table? I will wash up after dinner and bring over the red wine and the passion fruit/greek yogurt cheesecake I just bought ......back home after my road trip and relaxing with the Modern Jazz Quartet and a nice cuppa mint green tea


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Passion fruit/greek yogurt cheesecake? That sounds delicious! Forget the pepper steak. How 'bout we just have the wine and cheesecake?!


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Nadine May 8 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Hi there its nearly midnight but after reading your poem I know that tomorrow the sun with come up again!


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bravewarrior 8 months ago from Central Florida Author

Every day, Nadine! At least as long as we're alive to see it. Thank you for visiting this short oldie goldie!


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Vellur 3 weeks ago from Dubai

Beautiful, short and sweet, great write.


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bravewarrior 3 weeks ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Vellur. What a nice surprise to see you here!


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fpherj48 3 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I've found a poem of yours, posted 4 yrs ago? Well, I'm here to make 2 points, girlfriend.

First....I never met a 19 yr.old woman who didn't have stars in her eyes....never. In fact, at that age, our entire world is made of stars & flowers & butterflies....and that is how it should be. The simple course of nature.

But the hair cut!! I love Love, LOVE it!! I cannot believe how very different you look...so peppy and cute and bright-eyed & INNOCENT! It had to take an awful lot of courage to go from waist length to short, short....but honestly Sha, you look like a bouncing teenager. I seriously love it! Oh and you too, of course. Paula


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bravewarrior 3 weeks ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, I hated that hair cut! My hair is now several shades of gray and silver and falls a few inches below my shoulders. I'd like to grow it long again as long as it doesn't make me look old.

I'm surprised (and thrilled) of the recent traffic this poem is getting. Very cool.

Thanks for your kind words, my friend. I love you too!


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Nell Rose 2 weeks ago from England

Aw lovely poem! and love the haircut you had back then too!


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Sunshine625 2 weeks ago from Orlando, FL

Love the short haircut! I happened to read a quote today by Coco Chanel - "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." I sent the quote to my daughter who cut off 12 inches of her hair to donate it.

I know your photo is from a few years ago, I am just sharing a story. :)

Fabulous poem!


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bravewarrior 2 weeks ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Nell. I hated that hair cut! It was basically a dare I placed on myself to see if I could "put my face out there".


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bravewarrior 2 weeks ago from Central Florida Author

That was awesome and very unselfish of your daughter to cut her hair and donate it, Linda. I'm working on growing mine long again. It's a couple of inches below my shoulders now.

Thanks for the visit and Happy Thanksgiving!

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