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The Courage of Convictions

Updated on April 9, 2011

I dedicate this poem to the "I" and the "eye" that, through the courage of his convictions, shared the Truth with me.

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The Courage of Convictions

"I" live by the courage of my convictions
challenge all thoughts of the norm...
planting seeds of empowerment
with hope that those seeds will take form.

My convictions seem somewhat foreign
on levels where consciousness reigns...
in the average struggling victim
who embraces no responsible gains.

Mine is a gift of enlightenment
to a world that is shrouded in night...
that the destiny so deeply yearned for
with adjustment can take shape and sight.

"I" speak of a path unfamiliar,
of ideas beyond conscious thought
to challenge the path of resistance
to question the old patterns still sought.

The seeds that "I" sow are of freedom
from torment that harasses the heart,
that if nurtured will bloom into beauty
with new thinking, new life will impart.

A wise and compassionate physician
"I'm" a healer of spirit and soul...
by the sharing of my own painful journey,
help others to reclaim their goal.

I thank God for the courage of convictions
and the power, that shared, has transformed
the hearts that are open to hear them
and by these seeds lives are reformed.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      What a great hub! One day I will dwell on my convictions, but right now, my hub called "Motivation For the New Year" highlights an attitude that I want to continue to take with me each day. So, bravo to your writing accomplishments. Your success has a lifetime guarantee!

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      attemptedhumour, Melbourne is on the east coast of central Florida, well slightly inland, maybe 3 miles inland. And Green is always a great alternative to dry and yellow! Summer has arrived here and the temperature hit 90..."the heat is on!"

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      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Didn't know there was a Melbourne in Florida, what a coincidence. Six degrees of separation or whatever. It's been pouring down with rain here so it's green for a change, instead of dry and yellowish.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      attemptedhumour, I am honored to be recommended, and thrilled that you like my work! I also live in Melbourne, only in Florida! Cheers to you, as well!

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      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Hi tnderhrt, i was recommended to you a couple of weeks ago as someone who wrote in a wonderful rhythmic manner. Doug was right and I shall peruse further if all your work is of this standard. Cheers from Melbourne.

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Primpo, I so appreciate your visit!

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      Primpo 

      7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      I loved this poem!! You have alot of creativity just bursting out on the page,, glad I found you.. keep hubbing..

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      thebluestar, thank you!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      So lovely and so positive, full of love and friendship and caring. x

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Epi, I shall Google Mr. Newman, presently! Your comment brought a smile and a tear! Hugs!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      .....if you are not the greatest (living) thinker at Hubland then my name is not ALFRED E. NEWMAN!!!!!

      (If not sure, just google his name - lol)

      ...love your stuff Miss M but then again I love you too!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Randy B! I so appreciate it!

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      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Just a hint at the depth and breadth of your soul, but not so much to make fledglings skitish. Brilliant.

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Karen, thank you! I am blessed to know that this piece impacted you, and grateful for your read and comment!

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      Karen Russell 

      7 years ago

      MAGNIFICENT... YOU ARE VERY TALENTED & CREATIVE, THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF MY GRETEST READS, THIS POEM REALLY MOVED MY SPIRIT, THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE YOUR JOURNEY, HOTEP!

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Ruby! It is awesome to see you! Hugs!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So touching! To search for truth and find that the old thought pattern is renewed into more understanding, a more inclusive love, wonderful.

      Hugs........

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, onceuponatime, I appreciate your visit!

      mum, thank you! Bless you, sweet friend!

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      Bumpsysmum 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Ah tnderhrt23, if only more had the courage......a laudible piece :-)

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      Jackie Paulson 

      7 years ago from USA IL

      Great article and with conviction. I applaud your writing skills.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Spirit Whisperer, I am somewhat speechless and in awe. Thank you!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      tnderhrt your words are pure love and echo from a place of great wisdom within you that just keeps unfolding. Remain true to the "I" that you are and be a shining light to us all. Love and hugs to you girl!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, weed! I so appreciate your awesome support! The photos were tricky...got some Divine Guidance there! You are the bestest!

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      bella, thank you. These words came from a heart that has been enlightened and empowered by Love itself, from the very Source of Love, Himself. It is an honor to share them. Love ya, girl!

      acaetnna, thank you. I have so been blessed! I am grateful for your visit and awesome comment!

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      tumblintumblweed 

      7 years ago

      Very powerful,spiritual,courageous hub, my friend..Voted up and awesome!The pictures speak beautifully along with it! Great Job!

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      acaetnna 

      7 years ago from Guildford

      This is deeply profound and beautiful. You sound like a very spiritual person. I so loved your words here Tendrhrt. Voted up and pressing your tabs.

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      You are just illuminating with strenght, power, truth, and knowledge lady! This work you are putting out is just so strong and mighty!!

      smiles :)

      bella

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