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Selflessness and The Giving Tree

As one might have picked up in my earlier posts, I have spent most of my life alone and self-engulfed. It has always been about me and only me. 1,186 more words

Listen to the Mustn'ts

By: Shel Silverstein

Listen to the mustn’ts, child,

Listen to the don’ts.

Listen to the shouldn’ts,

The impossibles, the wont’s.

Listen to the never haves, 12 more words


The Past Sets You Up For the Future

Have you ever experienced it?  When you see/hear/learn something that might seem unimportant at the time and you either consciously or unconsciously file it away.  And that moment, in the future when you need it the ringer goes off and you quickly retrieve that file you have tucked away and there it is. 748 more words

The Giving Tree

If you’ve read this book you’ll see how fucked up their relationship is.
When I was young, I used to think it was beautiful. Then I started to feel and act like the tree. 196 more words

Poetry Gnomes

I’d like to be a great poet.

Some mornings I wake up with Shel Silverstein-esque lines pounding rhythms into my brain and I can’t get rid of them. 306 more words

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