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The Power of A Few Choice Words

Updated on November 16, 2010

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A little over a year ago I had no idea

That words written on paper could mean so much

I have always been  independent and I thought a free spirit

I notice this has all changed

I am not the person I use to be

No matter how hard I try to go back

I have grown from my shell and like a crab

Have moved on to a new one

I have left my comfort zone

I knew it would be tough

I look back at my old shell

It doesn't serve me well anymore

I thought I had enough convidence to do what I wanted

I have seen my positive energy drop

With no action taken

Not a word spoken

How could total silence crush my spirit and nock me flat


Are plain and clear

They stand as tall as A Palm tree I have never seen

The are as alive as the wave that crashes to the shore

They are as sharp as the sharpest knive in the cutting block

I have learned to be humble

I have learned to take my life in stride

Some days are exceptional and I never want to see those days end

Other times they are quiet and only a few words are printed on the silver screen

They are bold and catch hold of my breath

I look again and hope thats not what I see

Then I think where was I last year

I was a far, far place from here

I have come along way and I know I will travel much farther

But for now I shut down as I have lost my strength and stamina

I feel what it is to be lonely

I feel what it is too be left out

I understand the meaning of sad

I have learned one of those Great Life Lessons

I am not alone and I will always give what I have to those who don't have

So that I can see not though my eyes but through my love

Then a miracle it may be

My heart will again beat with such strength and pride

I realize it is not the comment

But the true love of all those who hide



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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Nellieannna Are you sure your not looking in the mirror and seeing yourself.I am as simple as they come.I am like two sided paper.I have art work on one side and words on the other side.The picture is primative like cave drawings and the words are unabridged and directly from my feelings.Combined they can make a centerpiece,a picture on the wall,a place mat,a door mat if you don't like my picture and words.I will be good for something even if its to wipe your feet.I think it is important to be grounded and always know what I see isn't always reality or the way people see it.It is my sweet pleasant way of saying make life the best you can with what you have every chance you get.Then there is a little space on the bottom and you can leave your comment too.After your tired of me and want to change things up a bit.Look I am erasable paper and you can draw anything you like.So it is never wasted and never a total loss.Have fun and I AM TICKLED PINK. I feel like the Pink Panther.Having the time of my life with the people in my life.All good thoughts come to an end.I don't think that is true.I think they continue on and on to another good thought and another and another till I reach you.May peace and the spirit of life always do the tango on your lips.Thanks and I am a little gitty today.Maybe too much sunshine or sugar.????

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Your unvarnished honest and realness have endeared you to your fans, Dream On. Sometimes I feel as though I am being given the privilege of seeing directly into your heart and soul as I read your words. That is a talent you have which no amount of study or training can produce. It comes from a heart full of life and caring, along with keen vision and sensitivity. You feel your life in progress and it flows into your words. It's a privilege to know such a heart.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Nellieanna You are right again.The bruises do heal.The mental ones take longer but they also will fade.No need for band-aids since I will scrape my knees again.Life is fascinating and I can't explain it but I have learned more things from pain than pleasure.Joy56 I just try my best and you all have been so helpful.I just want to share how nice it is to have friends that care.Write away my fellow hubbers and I will follow you.Thanks so much.

    • Joy56 profile image


      8 years ago

      you have come a long way i know it.....

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      REMEMBER that if or when one wears protective armor, it shuts out all the good stuff too. In order to experience all the good, we must be open to ALL experience, even what we regard at the time as undesirable. Just as this year has changed you and removed your cocoon so you can have better awareness of life, so all of NOW will help as you go forward.

      This is a good and clear expression of the emotions and experiences of living, DO. I experienced loss of my cocoon too. It is not fatal! LOL

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Acaetnna I can not thank you enough for helping me along when I too get misguided.I just want to do so much and sometimes I run out of time and will press on to bring on all my positive emotions back to full swing.Okmom23 Your encouragement was a pat on the back that gave me all the energy to see the wonders in life through the thick forest of trees.I am definitely happy to be sharing my every thought.Enjoy the night.

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      Donna Oliver 

      8 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Insightful, well written hub. I hope you do not feel sad, you seem to have such a wonderful gift with writing poetry.

      Voted up.

    • acaetnna profile image


      8 years ago from Guildford

      Well written Dream On, as I said on one of your other hubs I value your words and what you have to say.Please don't feel lonely and don't feel sad for there are so many people out there to love you. Voted up.


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