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March 5, 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 walk with a fortress around me,
My emotions tucked neatly in a dungeon.
Alone I walk,
A self-made recluse.
Past hurt always reminds me
Never to break the walls down.
I want to get close to them,
But the barriers keep us apart.
The real me is inside,
The fake one is out.
Around them,
I grasp, reaching for who I am,
But when I'm with Him,
My walls are down,
And the true me shines through.
I wish I could have that
With a friend.

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