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Finding The Shining Self

The world is filled with beautiful artifacts, along with somber.
I embrace the beauty myself, knowing it will make me treasure this life,
The somber shall weigh down on me, but I will not grant that satisfaction.

Living as a mirror image of another’s story, rejecting your spirit and shine,
Leads to depriving, craving to release and design one’s own path.
Allow yourself to be free, as a bird breaking out of its imprisonment.
Acknowledge your truism and may you live this favorable independent life.

Life is a teacher, expressing ways for you to thrive and embrace yourself,
Every trial, every pain, forms strength used to understand one’s self.
Embracing life as an obstacle, for good or for ill, builds confidence within.
The world is howling for your encounter, reveal yourself and cherish each scene.

Always show gratitude to those who help you when broken down,
Those fighting alongside you in this dangerous war,
Those willing to save you from drowning in despair and anguish,
People that help you blossom into a beautiful tree are worth more than any shine in the world.

I delight my person; I adore my person,
Every breath I take, I revere myself,
Grateful for each test life tossed my way, shaping me into someone I value.
Granting me a chance to declare the freedom of being who I desire.

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This is a really great message. "Living as a mirror image". How easy it is to try and live life immitating a character, or expecting a path that looks like a movie. But all you CAN do is be yourself and live a path with a confusingly unique and beautiful plot

what an interesting philosophy you follow. very nice poem!

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

and reread this, in order to get the most out of it.
However, it is of value, when you get the whole picture.
I agree, that living as though you are another person, trying to be that other person
because you see richness in what they have achieved, is not going to necessarily
make you as successful as the other. In order to be successful
you have to make your own way. ~ Geezer.

It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

I am looking forward to reading more of your writing.

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I enjoy reading this verse. It has a great message. Nice composition

"Poetic license
the poets
the free will to
embroider a good tale
and deviate from the established rules of language"~Jackweb

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