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#194019 - 12/06/07 09:55 AM not that things have changed, but ...
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
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Loc: Denver, CO
I found this in an old poetry journal of mine. It was the last thing I had written before the first half-memories started and I first looked for help...

Within each of us is the power to hurt or help. To wound or heal. To condemn or save. The path we choose is always our own - Whether we give in to the forces around us or forge ahead regardless the consequences.

This is your life. Don't let anyone ever convince you otherwise. You are the one that has to live it, good or bad, dark or light. Embrace it. You matter and your voice should be heard.


... wow - how things have changed.


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#194022 - 12/06/07 10:08 AM Re: not that things have changed, but ... [Re: MarkK]
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Mark,

Brave words in that old journal! And true words as well.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#194078 - 12/06/07 01:10 PM Re: not that things have changed, but ... [Re: roadrunner]
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Mark,

That is great. You have had so much courage in your soul when you wrote it. Now that you have healed and moved forward, it can really be seen that you struggled and fighted against your fears and weakness. You shared lots of thm with people around you and it did not make you worse. It made you stronger!

Alexey

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When you feel all alone and unhappy, turn to you Inner Child and talk to Him.
You will see He can comfort you like nothing else!

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#194095 - 12/06/07 01:58 PM Re: not that things have changed, but ... [Re: alexey]
MarkK Offline
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Larry, Alexey - Thanx. After reading your responses, I re-read my own post and had one of those moments that shakes me to the core. A step forward, and yes - perhaps even a bit stronger...

Within me is the power to hurt or help.
    To wound or heal.
        To condemn or save.

The path I choose is always my own -
    whether I give in to the forces around me
        or forge ahead regardless the consequences.

This is my life. I will not let anyone ever convince me otherwise again.
    I am the one that has to live it,
        good or bad,
            dark or light.
                I willingly embrace it.

I matter and my voice will be heard.


...
Mark



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#194102 - 12/06/07 02:58 PM Re: not that things have changed, but ... [Re: MarkK]
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and your voice is heard, mark!

Thank you for sharing \:\) your words are empowering.

~Brian

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