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#212181 - 03/21/08 08:59 PM The bitter pendulum
markgreyblue Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 5400
Loc: Pasadena, CA
That bitter pendulum
at once up and all is alright
and up grows exceedingly better and optomistic even
and then suddenly down - the floor dissapears
with a spinelessness and need
that shames me
but true to form -
then seen for what it is
the pendulum
as it is
the pendulum is a bitter sweet pendulum
for once down -
it'll swing upwards again
it's pain will yield pleasure
without one there is no other.
i wish the extremes were not so great
but without the impendiment (?)
how else would i come to appreciate others
my self and my faith and hope
in what's to come.

_________________________
"...do not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous



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#212197 - 03/21/08 09:53 PM Re: The bitter pendulum [Re: markgreyblue]
Freedom49 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 2723
Loc: Washington State
That aptly describes this weeks recovery experience. When does that pendulum stop swinging so wildly???


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#214787 - 04/02/08 05:22 AM Re: The bitter pendulum [Re: Freedom49]
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark, Roger,

All I can say from my own experience is that the effort is worth it. Things can still feel like they're unraveling all around us when we thought we had it all figured out and put back on the shelf. But I am finding that the good spells are a lot longer and that the bad ones don't cause me to melt down like I did years ago.

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.
(Woody Guthrie)

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