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Yet Listen

June 7, 2009
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

When paths of love and peace unwind
To hate and Chaos whirling mad
When triumphs unrealized are shot down hard
And beaten promises make the heart grow sad

When all those you love turn their backs
And laugh at your dreams as you make them known
When your fate is not certain, before you, yet sown,
And the harvest you'll reap is undecided, unknown.

That is when you cry out to Him
When all that you know has been burned
And you find through much trial and error the pain
That is given to those who haven't yet learned

To those who don't listen or think there's a chance
That ever they could understand.
But though you may think you know what is best
You'll find that your thoughts are built on mere sand.

Listen to those who broke you right down
Who handled you harshly and strong
For they know what's best though it may be hard
For by them you know you've been wronged.

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