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Ivory Towers and Champions

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Ivory Towers and Champions

Come out of your ivory tower o maiden
And take a firm step on the ground
Feel the earth beneath your feet 
Find strength in your steps
A newness of life can be found

Sheltered and cocooned for too many years
Have left your senses dulled
The mind-numbing repetitiveness of your days
Have long since stolen your smile

Where dear lady does your heart lie
Have your passions eroded away  
Have you forgotten that inner child
That knew the importance of play  

Your intellect is alive and well
Your emotions steady and strong
But the seasons you’ve spent in sleeping
Has made you deduce you are wrong

Make good decisions, make bad decisions
But make decisions

Love the right person love the wrong person
But love

Sing loud and annoyingly, sing softly and sweet
But sing

Laugh until you can laugh no more
But laugh

Speak truth even when it’s difficult
But speak truth

The part of you that needed rescued
Can only be rescued by you
So be the champion you’ve dreamed of
And may most of your wishes come true

February 2009

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  1. Date: 3/12/2009 2:04:00 PM
    a call to action nicely written, Jim

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 4:26:00 PM
    Wonderful message in this poem. Gives the reader something to think about. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Laurie, so many times I have tried to coax myself from the "ivory tower." Your poem has universal appeal and shows how isolation and depression can make us feel disconnected. Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/6/2009 7:04:00 AM
    Hi Laurie... love this... just love it... love the power in it, and the wisdom, the all go for it and see it aspect.... the last stanza is a master stroke.... amazing writing Laurie ! Thank you for all your recent comments Laurie. always appreciated... Col

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 7:18:00 AM
    You are too witty and funny.. I do not know you.. but I love you.. yeah go ahead.. tie my shoe LOL

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 5:28:00 AM
    a theme formulated perfectly-- I was just waiting for a theme of We will we will rock you! Nice.. one of my favs so far... not of yours I like many of the new ones that hit in the past.. let me take my foot out of my mouth..:) Frank

  1. Date: 2/5/2009 2:25:00 AM
    Excellent advice for LIVING! I could not agree more, awesome, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 11:59:00 PM
    Full of style Laurie.Nice work.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 9:55:00 PM
    Nice work Laurie, "Love the right person love the wrong person but love" my favorite line....Raul

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 12:39:00 PM
    Great " GET-UP-AND-GO" , piece , Laurie ... Positive -positive .....

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 9:12:00 AM
    Deeply inspiring. I should read this every day! So many important and beautiful rules to live by. To follow your advice is to truly live. Awesome. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 8:26:00 AM
    You go girl....said with meaning!! Should be a motto for a lot of people to read again and again! ~ Good job! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 8:04:00 AM
    Awesome write Laurie..the theme throughout this piece is great..finding oneself and not looking to others...So many times we are unable to divorice ourselves from the things that hols us back..not being able to love and laugh...well said..well written...much love sista, Chris.

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 7:10:00 AM
    I absolutely love the message within this. So many times we look to others for salvation when it is within us to save ourselves. This is great, love the imagery and the flow of your well expressed thoughts. Michael

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 6:38:00 AM
    Here here! This is so feel good! yah! It makes me want to stand up and say fight fight fight! Yeeehaaww my KY friend. I adore this one. Do I see another fave? I think I do! Sheesh, you need to stop writing so awesome, or I won't have room for anyone elses. LOL Love from KY