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#425765 - 02/18/13 10:55 PM We are Strong
Jacob S Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 550

I think we are maybe not too different.

I think people see through me. And that they see me as weak.
But I am not weak, so if they see that, then they are wrong.
No matter how perceptive they think they are.
I am not weak.

I FEEL weak. But I am alive. I am still fighting.
I am better than I was and someday I will be even better than I am now.
Even if somewhere between now and then I fall down.

I have gone through more than the people who call me weak.
They don't know what strength is.
They stand with nothing on their back and complain about little things.
I trudge along with this boulder on my back and still manage to survive.
If I am keeled over, it is because my load is heavy.
That is strength, not weakness.

I am not a coward.
I face realities every day
that would make lesser men turn away
and pretend that things are fine.
Those who don't understand wouldn't last a day in my position.
At least, not without their entire universe being shattered.

I have a stuffed wolf puppy who I sleep with every night.
I am not ashamed of him.
He has been a better friend to me than most of humanity.
I was strong and clever enough
To find a friend when I needed one.
That is not weakness,
it is the strength to place survival over society's stupid rules.

I did nothing wrong.
They did it.
I survived.
I am the hero.
I am the warrior.
If others can't see that,
They are blind, not me.

I am often lonely.
My wife often doesn't understand.
I've never been able to hold down a full-time job.
I feel like people get sick of me.
I don't have all the answers to this.

But I am not alone.
And I will not be ashamed.
And I am not weak.

And you aren't either.

We are Strong.
_________________________
"As long as the child within is not allowed to become aware of what happened to him or her, a part of his or her emotional life will remain frozen . . . all appeals to love, solidarity, and compassion will be useless."
-- Alice Miller

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#425796 - 02/19/13 04:06 AM Re: We are Strong [Re: Jacob S]
peroperic2009 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3566
Loc: South-East Europe
We are not alone
and We are Strong wink

Thanks for sharing with us these uplifting thoughts wink

Pero
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#425848 - 02/19/13 02:49 PM Re: We are Strong [Re: Jacob S]
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Registered: 05/16/12
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#425895 - 02/19/13 09:32 PM Re: We are Strong [Re: Jacob S]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3198
Loc: back in the USA
YES!
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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