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Say It

February 26, 2010
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

A word's just a word
'till you mean what you say.
Say it right
the first time.
Don't wait, don't fight,
Don't try to sound smart.
Don't try to be cool.
Cool is dead.
Cool is done.
So say what you mean.
Tell me.
Let me know.
Because it means nothing
when it's
locked up
inside you;
where no one knows,
no one goes:
no one dares to go,
for the inside is dark,
and deep;
and is for one,
and one alone.
and that's you.
So say what you mean,
And mean what you say.

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