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#81975 - 01/01/06 03:43 PM room
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
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Loc: Virginia
ROOM

empty

dark

silent

just a room

nothing more

what went on behind closed doors?

silent no more

shout it out

cry and scream

It is I who puts up with memories

silent dark room

close the door

let me rest

let me open

up new rooms

full of things and people

who care

Bright rooms

full of love

and joy

MJ

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#81976 - 01/02/06 11:24 PM Re: room
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MJ, Yes. Wonderful, bright, happy new rooms.

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#81977 - 01/03/06 12:54 AM Re: room
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Yes.

Bright, happy new rooms for sure MJ.

Thank-you.

Hugs,

John

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#81978 - 01/09/06 10:03 PM Re: room
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Bright rooms full of love and joy

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#81979 - 01/10/06 08:39 PM Re: room
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Michael,

What a contrast. I shuddered to remember how I felt when the door would close - swamped with fear.

The idea of replacing that image with that of a cheery room full of love and joy - how cool is that? Thanks for sharing this.

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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#81980 - 02/01/06 07:21 PM Re: room
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LOVE

BEST FRIENDS

JOY

FUN

just what each room needs

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#81981 - 02/01/06 07:28 PM Re: room
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Michael,

I can only thank you again for sharing this. I cried and cried when you posted this last month, and it helped me so much in trying to face some of my childhood memories.

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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#81982 - 02/03/06 03:47 AM Re: room
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Hugs Larry, Glad it helped you!

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#81983 - 02/25/06 10:06 PM Re: room
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time to tell others

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#81984 - 05/19/06 08:36 PM Re: room
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it is better to be with those that care

it is better to show that you care too

hope you are all doing ok, and if not

I care

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#81985 - 05/20/06 07:17 PM Re: room
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Great poem, MJ! Bobby

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#81986 - 05/23/06 12:38 AM Re: room
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Loved the poem...MJ.
We all have "rooms" in our souls that could use an extreme makeover. I vote for yellow walls and big windows.

OKW

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#81987 - 06/13/06 03:48 AM Re: room
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
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Loc: Virginia
ROOM

empty

dark

silent

just a room

nothing more

what went on

behind closed doors?

silent no more

shout it out

cry and scream

It is I who puts up

with these memories

silent dark room

close the door

let me rest

let me open

up new rooms

full of things and people

who care

Bright rooms

full of love

and joy

by Michael Joseph K.

revised a little bit

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#81988 - 08/11/06 03:31 AM Re: room
michael Joseph Offline
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safe rooms are important,,,,,MS is like a safe room

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#81989 - 08/13/06 10:57 AM Re: room
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Registered: 07/07/06
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Loc: Hawaii
Michael,

I'm looking for this room.....

IN MY ROOM

There's a world where
I can go and
Tell my secrets to
In my room.
In my room.

In this world I
Lock out all my
Worries and my fears
In my room.
In my room.

Do my dreaming and my scheming.
Lie awake and pray.
Do my crying and my sighing.
Laugh at yesterday.

Now, it's dark and
I'm alone, but
I won't be afraid
In my room.
In my room

I was driving home from work listening to the Beach Boys and this song hit me. I listened to it several times. I come home, get online and read your thoughts about rooms. Awesome!

Everyone on this board has been so welcoming and understanding. A safe place is a place where I fit in and feel accepted.

Sunny


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#81990 - 08/13/06 06:14 PM Re: room
michael Joseph Offline
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Loc: Virginia
yeah that is a good beach boy song and it makes sence you were listening to it (surf dude)!!!

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#81991 - 08/13/06 10:51 PM Re: room
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Sunny,

I'm really glad you were inspired by this song, which is really about a teenager's safe haven. I remember this feeling:

Quote:
Now, it's dark and
I'm alone, but
I won't be afraid
In my room.
After things happened to me my first thought was usually to get home and be alone in my room. It didn't always feel safe, but it was mine. I didn't feel so invisible and unimportant there.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
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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#81992 - 11/06/06 03:45 AM Re: room
michael Joseph Offline
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Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
ROOM

empty

dark

silent

just a room

nothing more

what went on

behind closed doors?

silent no more

shout it out

cry and scream

It is I who puts up

with these memories

silent dark room

close the door

let me rest

let me open

up new rooms

full of things and people

who care

Bright rooms

full of love

and joy

by Michael Joseph K.

_________________________
Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
***I am a three time WoR Retreat Alumni***
The Round Table, Men's CSA Group, Monday 7:30pm CST, MaleSurvivor Chat

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#354725 - 02/24/11 07:17 PM Re: room [Re: michael Joseph]
michael Joseph Offline
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Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
Bobby's post is about this poem

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