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Into the Darkness

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

I want friends to surround me,
Love that confounds me,
And troubles abounding, to just let me go

The storms, they are raging,
As all life is changing,
I find it amazing that it can't all just stay.

And people, they falter;
They can't seem to alter,
Our paths go apart, and halt all that I knew.

Why can't it just stay there
With no worries and no cares?
I wanted to be where it all was ok.

But leaving that place now,
I hear Your voice say how
I can get through now, and get to the end;

Accept change and move on,
Keep what I knew and
Be open to learning what there is to know.

For we all must go
Where none of us know:
Out of comfort's warm glow, and into the dark.

But God will be with us,
He'll never forsake us,
And with that assurance, I know that He cares.

There's nothing to worry,
Nothing to carry
As burdens that most of us bury in fright.

We can stand up and face this,
This change and embrace it,
For God will be with us, and He'll be our might.

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on Mar. 5 2010 at 5:04 pm
pyropoet DIAMOND, Zimmerman, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
You are NEVER alone in your troubles - there is someone who is always willing to lend a hand or a shoulder to you.
-L. Kimpton

this is incredible! i love your form! may i ask what inspired you?