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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
Posted 7/27/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -6)
Tuesday Koffee Klatch
If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum.
We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is
involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about
how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.
But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about
the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...
So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about
our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
Do you have a favorite poem? One that you know by heart or that touches you deeply? Please, share with us your favorite poem. Tell us why it means so much to you.
What is your favorite poem?
Why it is so special?
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
Posted 7/27/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)
This one is wonderful!!! My sister, Shannon is the one who told me about
this poem! It says sooo much! If you read it, I don't think I need to explain why I like it so much!
Take care everyone!
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been
opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 1176
Posted 7/27/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)
I have many favorites but this is definitely near the top of the list....such a sweet, simple poem. Everyone knows it of course, it's by Emily Dickinson:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
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