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Prose - Advice For A Friend

Updated on April 18, 2011

Your want became your need
Your cuts made you bleed
Your withdrawal brought you forth
Going south brought you north
Courage was born from fear
Turmoil brought you here
Don't let the word God close your mind
It is only a reference so you may find
Inner peace in whatever form it may live
Read the words and take whatever they give
They may describe a particular road
They are there to lighten your load
We may be on different trails
But we come together without the nails
There is no reason to heal according to myth
Just be with whomever you are with
Reveal your pain and share your humanity
Open your blinds and stop the insanity


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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Ray - thanks for stopping by... I always appreciate the encouragement...

      @gg - that's really what it's about... live and let live but also there are many paths to God or enlightenment... the main thing is kindness towards one another...

      @SheZoe - thank you for commenting. This piece was written to an atheist I know online on a political chat room. Frankly, I've never met the person but I know enough about to understand his disdain for traditional Christian belief; I was trying to reach out as he mentioned some troubles he was having... the comment about the nails was symbolic as he always felt Christians were too judgemental. I was trying to tell him that they are not all like that....

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      SheZoe 6 years ago from Idaho, USA

      this is, as always very well written and i can appreciate the perspective and concern that generated it :o) but forgive me for saying that as i was reading it i was hoping that your friends faith goes deep enough to know that the nails have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the kind of love we all long for with every thread and fiber of our being. it's a dangerous thing to shoot at someones faith. sometimes that's all that keeps them getting up in the morning.

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      greg g zaino 6 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hey Suburban- write on!

      nice touch my friend. I like this line:

      "But we come together without the nails'

      Live and let live... and leave the religion behind- good advice.

      peace friend...


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      aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      stopped by , good to read ya.