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On Beauty and The Transience of Life

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Oct 25, 2010

Autumn leaves ready to fall create a cascade of color, suspended and flapping in the wind like a curtain. Natural beauty is a transient state, peaking in its majesty for a short time before changing form and entering a new phase of life cycle that may, perhaps, be equally captivating.Because beauty is fleeting, like life itself, it becomes all the more precious and poignant. Life is both precious and poignant, and so we must be thankful for our short domain on Earth. To proceed without being mindful of the wonders in life and our individual blessings as well, is to be out of touch and perhaps... (more)

Tags: life, autumn, nature, beauty, transience

I Knock but the Door Opens Not

By Frank - icare2be, published on Oct 25, 2010

I Knock but the Door Opens Not.How does one cross over to the other side?What is the secret of releasing oneself from this mortal being?I see my dieing Mother wanting so desparately to cross over.

Mother has journeyed long.Illness has struck her low And brought her close to the door.There is no turning around.The journeys end is nigh.

Waiting for release so intense. The suffering so great. "Please help me! I want to die."My heart breaks as Mom's has.How can I answer this question?

The answer has been."I do not know, but let me hold your handand wait with you."

Let... (more)

Tags: poetry, family, love, death, life, mother, dieing

Friendship is Endurance

By Frank - icare2be, published on Oct 23, 2010

...of a committed marriage,Or relationship between two people. Friendship provides the defense Against attacks from others and events. Friendship carries through the ages ofYouth, middle years, and those challenging last years.

The time of telling stories of adventuresYesteryear brought to life again,In the shared memories.

Friendship is saying, "Vaya con Dios"When a dear friend's soul has slipped The bounds of body and earth.

And saying, "I will Be with you soon.Save a place for me."With the faith and trustA new adventure lies ahead.

Friendship is enduranceAnd... (more)

Tags: poem, marriage, love, life, friendship, prose, relationship, friend, staying power

Do it now

By SZU, published on Sep 28, 2010

If you wish to scar me

Do it now

Injure my feelings?

Do it now

Make me jealous?

Do it now.

Ridicule my concern?

Do it now.

Turn your back on me?

Do it now.

Take me for granted?

Do it now.

If you want... then hurt me deep

Try and put me to an eternal sleep

It’s a race with time, so do it fast

And make sure, for good it lasts

I know you’ve given your heart away

I know it’s nomore my game to play

I know you don’t love me but try and feign

Cuz there will never be... (more)

Tags: love, death, life, hate, hurt

A Quick Quiz

By taking off the mask, published on Sep 16, 2010

Who can I trust in a world of gossip?

What subject can I write about that has never been addressed?

Where can I find happiness in a "depressed America?"

When do I know, and not just hope or think?

Why do I make myself stay awake, when my body desires sleep?

How do I give and not expect to receive?

Which religion do I believe when they all claim to be true?

Whatever shall I do when all else fails, and accomplishment is key?

Whose worthy of a princess if he is not willing to make her his Queen?

Does maturity happen because it evolves... (more)

Tags: life, questions, quiz, experiment

Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Well

By l0oree, published on Sep 13, 2010

...the wisdom well above my years and just knows without remembering why.

Next, this quote was in my paper from my Great Aunt Goldie " make happy memories now, because when you are old memories are all you have left" . My Great Aunt Goldie was a retired licensed Pratical Nurse. She loved life. She continued her whole life doing her favorite things hunting, cooking with the pots on the table lol, she drove, talked on the phone 24/7 to friends, said words like poop, etc... in contrast her sister my Grandmother Ruby never drove in her life, had a business degree but never employed other ... (more)

Tags: life

Journals: When Ted Told Me He Was God - Los Angeles, 1992

By Yvonne de la Vega, published on Sep 8, 2010

...Fathers' Fathers,just like the Ancients who were here before us,all warriors, but old now. These valiant aged saints, they try to tell you everything they know as if it is their assignment, diligent in stories, impressive with perfect recall without stopping to forget or remember.

So - life can continue without growth of the mind, like the brutal ignorant, those heartless men who love to joy in hatred.In time, they too will become old and drunk with ramblings unheard, saved exclusively for the generation next just like them to come of age to ridicule them with daggers thrown in... (more)

Tags: life, racism, 1984, yvonne de la vega, g_d, civil wars, ted

Velvet's Bee

By Paul Wylie, published on Sep 5, 2010

Blacker than night and four months old, Velvet came into our lives when she was barely weaned from her mother at six weeks. An ad in the paper, a desperate plea for homes for an unwanted and unanticipated litter was how we found each other.

Being the parenting types, and with the kids all grown up and going about their own lives, I imagine it was 'empty nest' syndrome that drove us to seek out a surrogate child, and while not generally a lover of cats, Velvet has become such a part of me that when she was injured this morning, I acted as though my child was being murdered.

I had... (more)

Tags: relationships, life, cats, bees, emergencies

Life Begins at 30

By BookLoveHer, published on Aug 18, 2010

...I’d been tossed into a whirlwind of divorce, death, and drinking like a crazed red-head old woman clinging to her bottle of Scotch, smeared mascara and screaming how I hate WIRE HANGERS! I even picked up the nasty habit of smoking cigars. But on the flip side of that heinous period in my life, I drew closer to my life’s purpose and calling….my dharma (WRITING). I drew nearer to writing, tapped it, sharpened it, and began to get serious about making this a career. After all, no one will remember me pushing papers for some God-awful racist company or even the shit I said or... (more)

Tags: maturity, humor, life, brandi bates, life after 30, wisdom

Cars Or Candies?

By Barkha Dhar, published on Aug 18, 2010

...and apparels and nearing the toys and confectionery that things seem to get a little shaky. This is when the raves of innocence burst with excitement like leaps of a somersault. It is at this point that as a mother I have the opportunity to connect to my son’s interest and enthusiasm for life in the form of toys and sweetmeat. Also, it is here that my son has his fair share of choice and a chance to move up to the next level in being independent while still a tot.

For me glean seems less as I am not the one who has to vote between buying a car or a pack of gummy bears? I... (more)

Tags: life, children, parent-child, lessons

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