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#79402 - 07/10/06 05:52 AM alive
michael Joseph Offline
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alive I am
breathing air
free to be me

alive we are
standing together
strong and able

alive we stand
together as friends
to stamp out darkness

alive at last to
let in the light
embrase the good

----Alive-----

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#79403 - 07/28/06 08:10 PM Re: alive
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remeber what it was like prior to the abuse ending

years later things must have improved somewhere

I am alive typing here looking forward to my

future. I hope there are more of you men out

there feeling similar to me.

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#79404 - 07/28/06 10:26 PM Re: alive
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Michael,

Thanks for your poem and your reflections on it. It's only been a short time since I began to see the point you mention: "looking forward to my future". What a great feeling!

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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#79405 - 07/29/06 11:26 PM Re: alive
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Quote:
remeber what it was like prior to the abuse ending

years later things must have improved somewhere

I am alive typing here looking forward to my

future. I hope there are more of you men out

there feeling similar to me.
And this is why you inspire me, and so many others, Michael; you might not say a great deal, but when you do people take notice.

Dave

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
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#79406 - 07/30/06 05:11 PM Re: alive
michael Joseph Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lloydy:
Quote:
remeber what it was like prior to the abuse ending

years later things must have improved somewhere

I am alive typing here looking forward to my

future. I hope there are more of you men out

there feeling similar to me.
And this is why you inspire me, and so many others, Michael;
you might not say a great deal, but when you do people take notice.

Dave
I just say what is in my heart. I have a lot of material in my past to drow on. I am improving on myself each day.

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#79407 - 07/30/06 05:36 PM Re: alive
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Michael, Dave,

Here's a cool goal and a way to achieve it, all wrapped up in one line:

Quote:
I just say what is in my heart. I have a lot of material in my past to drow on. I am improving on myself each day.
Rather like a "recovery fajita"??!! ;\)

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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#79408 - 08/03/06 06:06 PM Re: alive
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What can I say, the alternative is not to grow and give love and kindness to others.

I would rather reach out and help. No one asks for things to happen to them, and it is not their fault when they do. Abuse is always wrong. And so is not learning and growing from life despite the abuse. I am not an abused man. I am a man that was hurt by others, there is more to me than the abuse. Way more.

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#355244 - 03/01/11 12:43 PM Re: alive [Re: michael Joseph]
michael Joseph Offline
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This was written while I was locked up in a house by someone who said they loved me.

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#360305 - 04/20/11 11:37 AM Re: alive [Re: michael Joseph]
michael Joseph Offline
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I moved in Jan 15 2006
I moved out Nov 15 2006

I am alive to tell
and I will

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#360345 - 04/21/11 12:17 AM Re: alive [Re: michael Joseph]
Anthony39 Offline
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this one speaks to me. I like it a lot. The date you posted it is exactly 3months to the day my sons were born. They had spent a long time in the incubator because their lungs were not developed. They couldn't breathe, on their own.

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Look up and not down; look forward and not back; look out and not in; and lend a hand.
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#360360 - 04/21/11 05:36 AM Re: alive [Re: Anthony39]
michael Joseph Offline
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I spent 3 months in an incubator, I was 2 months early and weighed one pound seven ounces when I was born in 1962.

Look at me know.

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