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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset today was lost in the clouds as rain tinkled down upon my windshield. Still, the day was so beautiful I could do nothing but be thankful.

I was standing talking to dozens of people today when my brain started a secondary thread looking at the myriad of poets I encountered today.

I have been writing poems for just about as long as I can remember. They helped me get my thoughts out when I was young, and as I progressed, they opened my mind a little more. in high school I loved Latin, and learned more about rhythm, and learned more about language. My thoughts about high school gave me more than enough material, and I found myself writing about the "what ifs" in my life and a person I felt deeply about.

Spring forward to college and it just kept going. Still writing I kept realizing that feelings made words more needed, and the end result was more intense. The roller coaster that was college made me appreciate the outlet I had developed. then real life came, and as I progressed, it pounded me mercilessly, but I took it and ran, making every day a potential positive, literally making lemonade from lemons.

Today I wondered, had all these poets found their poetic voice in a similar way, or is that journey unique for everyone. A short time later I talked to one of them, and realized it truly was a unique ride, and I was thankful for mine, but appreciative that there was a different perspective, a different point of view.

So as the sun sets on another day, we all find our way in a way made for us. We make it from our choices, our experience, and in the process become who we are today. I hope you have an outlet like writing, I hope you enjoy poetry and don't let it fade, and I hope you know that every day is yours if you take it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and wow...

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The sun sets on another day...

Ha, not what you are thinking here! Yes, it is near Halloween and yes I will be writing my yearly scary stories, but today the spines are tingling because the books are here. 

Ever wonder how so many words can mean so many things? Ever think about how sometimes words are not what is said? Jokes note it all the time, from Eddie Murphy's girlfriend telling him "Why don't you go to sleep" to the immortal "yes dear" there are words that just sit alongside of what they mean, and beat it up a little.

I wonder if we only spoke exactly what we meant what the world would be like. I wonder if we considered our words carefully if we would speak them as freely. After all, I was told once, you can't wash a tongue.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, the books are here, and you need to be reading. Enjoy them all, smile, laugh, cry and become a part of every book you read. Find the time, enjoy the time, and be an example to all around you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find your way...

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The sun sets on another day...

Like is funny sometimes. We get so ingrained into what we are doing, we don't go anywhere.As I watched a sunset appear and disappear I realized I had missed part of it, lost in the normalcy of what I was doing. Somewhere along the moment I just missed a moment or two.

Why is we don't pay enough attention to the things around us? Why is it we don't see all the good we can do, or more to the point, how we are involved. As I drive I see dozens of people looking straight ahead, never varying. As I walk I see the same. Where have we lost ourselves? Yes, we have lost ourselves, don't be fooled, we are social creatures.

I suggest we reach out, enjoy the moments, and take a few minutes to enjoy even more. I suggest we look for a little life in our life, and enjoy these moments we have, not alone, but with other people. After all, we have nothing to lose except our ability to enjoy the moment. We have a great deal to gain.

So as the sun sets on another day, personally, I will not accept my normalcy. Instead, I will push to see more, do more, and be involved more each and every day. Join me, and lets make others smile, and find a way to smile ourselves, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and drive on...

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The sun sets on another day...

Another poetry day!

Listen to the Wind

 I listen to the wind and hear the song it plays

The song told me of life and the power of the day

I listen to the girl who wept away her life

The feelings she once felt now tearing like a knife

I listen to the man who thinks he owns the girl

And never sees the sparkle of his wondrous pearl

I listen to the child, who cried from pain and sorrow

I listen to the child, cry and pray “tomorrow”

I listen to the world, and hear the cries for change

I listen to the people, held by their own chains

It’s time to make a difference

It’s time to set it right

It’s time to make the whole world feel the power of their rights

I listened long and hard, and made a choice you see

One man can make a difference, starting now with me

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, look inside, and see what you can do to make a difference, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and laugh even more...