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Draw the Line

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 want to,
But I can't.
I want to go further,
But I can't step over this line.

My comfort zone guards me
From the things that can hurt,
But it keeps me from me from my Dream.

I want to leave a legacy,
Be a household name.
I want to write,
Draw those lines.

A different art,
A spoken word,
A written phrase
That is articulated and heard.

My point of view would
Come out so strong,
But I can't get myself
To draw the first line.

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