POETRY: I'VE WALKED YOUR SHOES

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It is funny when I think back


Of all the choices that I made


As I put them all together


To find myself here today


What a journey it has been


Still far from the end


I made my own family


Made a few real good friends


I met a loving partner


Who became my best friend


Two loving little angels


I'll fight for til the end


I've made some bad choices


That I am not proud of


Lost a lot of values


Hurt the ones that I love


I've cheated, stole, and lied


Been happy, mad, sad and cried


I've went running home to mom


Because in her I can confine


I have stood on mountains high


Slipped and fell into darkness below


I love my peanut butter fudge


I have problems letting go

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I changed my life around


When the walls came caving down


It really is a miracle


I'm not six feet under ground


I always run to God


When I have no where to turn


I can't never trace my tracks


For all the bridges I have burned


I did my best to show everyone


I have changed my past ways


But still they always judge me


All I can do for them is pray


The dark clouds have moved on


Just look at this beautiful day


Why can't we learn to love


How can someone live for hate


I've walked your shoes my friend


Look up, I offer a hand to lend


I feel your pain and sorrow


I have, time and time again


So come stand here beside me


And let go off all this hate


The world may turn their back on you


Look up, we stand face to face


I don't care where you came from


I don't care about your past


If your weak, lean on my shoulder


Your no longer alone, I have your back

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I loved the way you reflect on life. I loved your brave and honest narrative.


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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

Beautiful pictures and equally beautiful sentiments. Voted up and (say it again) beautiful :)


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

nice and amazing, voted up


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Awwww Lyric -

What a beautiful expression of encouragement to stand strong 'cause we and He have you covered. :)

I loved your reference to your little ones, and I also loved that you've pointed out that people DO change. Not all, and for those that do, not always in good ways. But, when positive things begin to grow in someone, if get judgemental and pass it over ... we're the ones who miss something very special.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Vinaya, thank you very much for taking the time to read it. I try to remain pure in all my poetry and I can't thank you enough for reading it. It means a lot to me:)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi TLW, I found this such an emotional read, as I could relate to so much here.

The 'love' in the lines written about your family is so moving...

An amazing poem, voting up/awesome

Best wishes MM


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

My neighbor Zen! Happy Halloween there my friend! I hope you have a good one, spirit and ghost free of course! Thank you so much for your kind words. Your time here is always greatly appreciated. You have become a dear friend. Thanks for everything. See you soon.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Icciev, thank you verymuch for coming by and reading it. Thanks for sharing your time dear friend. I believe we all have felt like this at one time or another, for any given reason. Friends are very important. We all find a time where help is needed.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Femme, you are such a dear friend that says the perfect thing at the right time. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I was the one that messed up. I have met those demons and I addressed them. I appologized and there is nothing more I can do. I just want people to understand we all make mistakes and some people do change. Open you heart and let the past remain in the past and look for today. Femme, you are such a sweetie. Thanks for everything:)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

MM, thank you very much my dear friend. You have always been so considerate and your time over here has always been appreciated. It is a great feeling knowing you have special friends all around the world. MM, I want to say thanks. You have been an inspiration and I have learned a lot from you. To a continued friendship, heres to ya:)


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Wonderful poem and so are the pictures. Voted Up and Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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learner365 5 years ago

What a beautiful combination of emotions....Lovely piece and really very pretty pictures!definitely is going for a vote up and awesome...:)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Amazing ,brilliant and all else.

Thank you so much for sharing and a vote up without a doubt.

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I love how you took us full circle with this beautiful, so true to life yet very lyrical poem. It's filled with wisdom that we would all do well to remember. We learn from our mistakes, ask for forgiveness and the opportunity to prove we've changed our ways, love and be loved and extend our hands to others without judgement.

You've said it all within a single poem and I agree with Eiddwen- the result is amazing and brilliant!

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This really is a beautiful poem. I voted it UP. A lot of feelings went into this one. Regards, Mary


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Love is the most important purpose one can have in life as you've so poignantly expressed here Lyrics.;)


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makusr 5 years ago from India

thelyricwriter,

Greeetings from MAKUSR. Your reflections and hope for the life shows in your poem. It's never too late.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Kamalesh, thank you for your kind words, comment, time, and votes dear friend. I appreciat it all. This coming from you makes it all worth while.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Learner365, thank you very much for coming by my friend. I appreciate everything. This poem means a lot to me and I am glad others like it. Thanks a million:)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Eiddwin, thanks a bunch for coming over to check it out pal. It is always great to get praise from fellow poets. Thanks a bunch. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

HBN, you are such a thoughtful considerate person my dear. You words are very touching to the heart. The work that is put in to change is unbelievable, but worth every second. To put it in poetry where others can relate, it is priceless, as well as your comments. From the bottom of this lyrical heart, thank you.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Such an honest and emotional poem cannot have been easy to write, I see a few tear drop stains on this page.

I can relate to this in some ways, we all make mistakes which we regret

It takes great courage to admit our mistakes and turn our life around. Everyone deserves forgiveness and I believe sometimes others are more willing to forgive us easier than we do to forgive ourselves. But the past is the past and that is where it belongs, live for today and hold your head high

I love the reference to your 2 little angels.

A beautiful heartfelt poem and voted up across the board. You even get a ‘funny’ for peanut butter fudge that seemed to pop up out of nowhere.

Bless you my friend


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What A Beautiful and Heartfelt Poem Lyricwriter. I loved the line "If you are Weak, lean on my Shoulder...You are no longer alone, I have your back". This is a Proud and Wonderful Poem that you have written...Bravo! Voted UP!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is very beautiful and a reflection for many, including me. We've all burned bridges. We've all needed forgiveness. To lend a helping hand to someone in need is what friendship is all about..Thank you...


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Mary, thank you so much for taking the time to read it. I have always appreciated your visits. Take care and thanks:)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Mentalist:) You have always been very supportive of my work and I thank you for that. You have been honest and considerate. You have remained true, and a true poet you are. Anyone that hasn't read his work, please make sure you do, especially his poetry.

http://hubpages.com/@mentalistacer


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Makusr, thank you for your warm comment and time friend. Everytime I think about you, I smile. I can't help it. You right some comical articles/poems. You are always welcome to this side my friend. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Rosemay, LOL! It just seemed to fit, I am glad you spotted it. I don't know, I just wrote. It makes it all worth while when you can relate to such events cause many of us have felt this way and it shows how we remained strong and conquered our fears. And now, the hardest part is being accepted. Thanks so much Rosemay. You made my day.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

B Malin, thanks so much for taking out time and reading it. I appreciate your feedback my friend. Thank you so much. Thanks for everything!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Always exploring, thanks a lot for coming by to visit and read my poem. I am glad you felt that way and I thank you very much for it all.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

thelyricwriter,

This is so filled with wisdom, rich with authenticity, love and life. Voted UP & UABI...to us ALL.

I also love peanut butter fudge... thanks for being kind enough to incorporate that too!

I am so proud of you as I know your dear Momma must be. I think you are so beautiful-- keep being YOU, mar.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Mar. thank you so much for the kind words. I guess I was just trying to be myself. I believe and feel that many people can relate to this poem. You are a very kind soul Mar, thanks for all you have said. Take care:)


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Your words granted a beautiful, sad, hopeful, helpful journey through your world. Those inescapable sorrows can get enfolded by joy, love, change, and your words spoke it!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Frogyfish. I appreciate you stopping by. You say it perfectly. You are right, I believe in the saying, "you learn how to fall before you learn to climb". I am so glad you related to it this way. Thanks a bunch.


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Very nice poem, reality that's felt, thanks for sharing, voted up and interesting. Have a good one. lyns 11/2/11 12am


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Lyns. Thanks for coming by. I appreciate your time, vote, and comments. It is a special poem cause many people can relate to it. Take care and thanks again.


Sueswan 5 years ago

"I have changed my past ways

But still they always judge me

All I can do for them is pray"

These people who are so quick to judge and slow to forgive, forget that they are human and that they are not perfect.

A beautiful poem that comes from the heart.

Voted up, up and away!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sueswan, thank you so much for your warm comment. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment, vote, and time :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Now that's truly a wonderful poem. Warms the heart. Reminded me of an old song by Glen Campbell Burning Bridges Behind Me.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey again Gypsy. Ohh, I love that song. It is jus one of those poems that we can all relate to. We all have had our good and our bad. Learning from the past prepares us for the future and so does making mistakes.


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bethperry 5 years ago from Tennesee

I really enjoyed this poem!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Beth, thank you very much for reading and your comment. I am pleased to know you enjoyed it. It came from the heart my friend. Have a good one:)


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

This was a great poem and so many people can relate in so many ways, and so many people are guilty in so many ways. All of us can relate to making mistakes (if we are honest), and so many of us can relate to unforgiveness, of others and ourselves. I think you touch on it, but hate and unforgiveness can and will destroy people's lives.

I liked the mention you make of what I assume to be your children.

It really was an awesome poem.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Homesteadbound. Thanks for coming by. You picked up on the catch Homesteadbound. I didn't realize it when I wrote it, but many of us can relate to this. We are all far from perfect, but mistakes made me stronger, wiser, and prepared me for the future. It is all about learning. My two angels are my babies. I have been blessed with a girl and a boy. Everything I prayed for from my heart has come true. I have been truly blessed. Once again, congrats on the 100 and I am not talking about her age. Homesteadbound is a busy lady and a great writer. 100 quality hubs within 2 months, amazing stats. You can read her work here http://hubpages.com/@homesteadbound

Take care dear friend and thanks:)


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

You are welcome, thanks for sharing this poem "I've walked in your shoes." Have a lovely evening. 11/3/11 10----pm


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Lyns. I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed it. Take care:) 11-4-11 1:36 AM


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is a good poem. It is inspiring without becoming syrupy as some poetry does. The only line that seemed out of place was "I love my peanut butter fudge". Am I missing the connotations? It just doesn't fit in to me. Otherwise I find this a lovely read and am glad I came by. Thanks and regards, Hyphen.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hyphenbird, thanks for the comment and for coming by to read. Honestly, when I write, I just write. The only reason I added that is because I wanted to personalize it per say.


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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great poem!


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

( ) [speechless] - smile!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Caroline, thanks for coming by to check it out. I appreciate your comment and your time. Best wishes.

Tsmog, I am glad you enjoyed it my friend. Hope all is well pal. Getting ready to watch some football:)


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I just came back for another visit. I love several lines so much that I needed a second helping. Regards, Hyphy


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks Hyphenbird. I appreciate your kind words dear friend. I hope all is well and hope you have a good week ahead. Take care and see you later:)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Tender write!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks Audrey. I appreciate your time and comment very much. Best wishes and have a great day.


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sofs 4 years ago

Heart felt poem! Truthful to the core.

Love these lines..

I have changed my past ways

But still they always judge me

All I can do for them is pray

Beautiful! That is the best you can for those who sit on the judgement seat!! :) Voting it up!!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sofs, thanks for coming by and for reading this poem. I believe many of us can relate to some portion of this poem. It shows how many of us go through similar events in life.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

You have covered a lot of territory and learning about life in this poem. So much has already been said in the comments. The one thing I particularly noticed was the fact of being able to go home and talk to your mother. Mine is now in heaven. No one can take the place of a good mother! Your children now have the wisdom and love that you can pass along to them. Voted this hub up and beautiful.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Peggy, thanks for taking the time to read this poem. So sorry about the passing of your mother. You are so right, mom has always been a great mother and she has always had my back. For that, I have been blessed.

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