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Here a Little, There a Little

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

My heart fell on a rock.
Hope in itself is good,
But too much is dangerous.
Hope leaves room for disappointment
And tears.
More calluses form on my heart
To cushion the impact next time.
Crushed hope adds weight to the heart-
Tangible weight,
And sorrow to the windows of my soul.
Hurt and distrust lodges itself deep within me.
Trivial things, yes
But my heart feels disappointment nonetheless.
But even as I write,
The weight starts to lift.
A new dawn breaks
And my hope is restored;
But a little more wisdom comes with it.

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