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Brighten Your Eyes

March 6, 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

Brighten your eyes,
Do not dismay,
Even though you
Must forget him today.

Enough of these feelings,
Cast them aside,
Just know when you do,
You maybe will cry.

Make him a friend,
Leave this alone.
You never will live
With him in a home.

It's not meant to be,
Nor is it fair,
But good men in this world
Are not very rare.

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