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Little Lotte Robin

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

Little Lotte Robin,
How is it you go
O'er plains and hills and lakes
Just to escape the snow?

Little Lotte Robin,
How is it you fly
Lifted up by gusts of wind,
Feathers to keep you dry?

Little Lotte Robin,
Do you know you're free?
An life to fly, and life to go,
And everything to see?

Little Lotte Robin,
Your mind is very trapped.
With instinct your guide and no choices to make,
Your intellect is gapped.

Little Lotte Robin,
Have you read a book?
Have you seen a play?
Or your colony forsook?

Little Lotte Robin,
You really have missed out,
For being free and flying
Is not all that life's about.

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Milo! said...
on Apr. 3 2010 at 3:10 pm
What a great piece. It’s so understandable. You made it really easy to see where you’re coming from. I hope you keep writing, because this is really good. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.