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Night's Careful Watchmen

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

There are owls out there,
Out there in the woods.
With their big, bulging eyes
And their feathery hoods.

By night, they hunt.
By day, they sleep.
Softly perched on a branch,
Without making a peep.

With a hoo hoo they announce
They are venturing out.
Free from their recluse
When the sun is about.

One hears the cries
Of the owls at night.
When eyelids have just closed.
And there's not a single light bright.

Then, in the morning,
All fears fall away.
But only until
The end of next day.

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