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Birthday Dream - 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life

Updated on February 6, 2015
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Today is your birthday,

The first day of the rest of your life.


Today is the day you

Set yourself free

To live the rest of your life

Without being

Who others want you to be.


Spread your wings

And fly as high

As you want to go.


There’s no one holding

You back now,

This you need to know.


Live for your dream.

Make every day

Get you there.


For,

Now your time

Is yours.


You’ll see

If you look closer.


Look into your soul,

See it there?


Don’t be afraid to listen:


Make you the one

For whom you care!






Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Good poem and message, Shauna! Really enjoyed it.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      This was simply beautiful!

      "Spread your wings

      And fly as high

      As you want to go."

      Awesome job here Shauna!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Aw, shucks, T! Thanx for being Johnny on the Spot today!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Fairy Godson! That means so much coming from my up and rising young start! Kisses!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Well said and beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Faith!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Shauna -

      Leaving behind memories dry

      Needing now to soar up high

      Searching for the strength within

      Deciding now is time to begin

      Great Job! You're proving it's inside of you with every word you type. Expressing it in this manner pulls the beauty that's also there.

      Great Job, lady! Keep 'em coming!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A pretty good message to take to heart.

      Just got home from the mountain and I am looking at 174 emails and a hub I have to post....and it is 6:30 p.m.....sigh! I can't stay long but I wanted to tell you well done and send you love.

      bill

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Good job on a very inspiring song

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Rich, what a beautiful comment! Thank you so much!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx for taking the time, Bill. I can relate the inbox is crazy full everyday! Hard to get anything done and still sleep! I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend, my friend.

      Love backatcha!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Mhatter. I suppose it could be a song, huh?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Awesome last sentence! Yes, so many of us need to do this! Don't be afraid to be the best we can be! This is so light - it almost tinkles...

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm glad you like it, Im. I hope you mean tinkle, as in whindchimes! :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Loved it.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Gyps!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This reads like an empowering mantra, Sha...

      May your girlfriend treasure the best birthday gift of all... the power to be...your words exude strength, positive energy and self-love.

      Voted UP & AB. Hugs, Maria

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I feel it should be every woman's mantra, Maria. I know it's mine! Thanx for your insight. TTYS!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Bravewarrior, I can so relate to this beautiful poem of yours. I hope your friend find all the happiness she deserves in her new life :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Martie. I think it's something we all need to remind ourselves of when we get too wrapped up in being, mom, wife, employee, etc. We should never lose sight of who we are!

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

      What a beautiful birthday poem for your friend Sha. Your so amazing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Spy. How are you? You're pretty amazing yourself, you know!

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Love it! I'm adopting this as a mantra for my 40th which was in early August. I've had a few changes in my life since then but ALL positive ones! What a wonderful message! Thank you!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Peanut, this is a good mantra no matter your age! I'm glad it hit home with you. That's the point! Enjoy your 40's. Mine were awesome!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Just beautiful.. I love it.. i will share on facebook

      Debbie

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Debbie, you've just put a huge smile on my face! Do you see it?? Sharing is the most commendable compliment!

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

      simply amazing poem Sha... i will be sharing this.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very cool, Spy. Thanx!

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