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Standing Out

To be unusual,
have people stare,
and not blend in…

I hope that I stand out
because there is a light
that won’t quit shining;
brightness that comes from a belief so strong,
a faith firm like a rock,
and a father so strong and just.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2009 11:01:00 AM
    Beautifully done here, Shannon. So glad to see that you are continuing to share your thoughts here at the best poetry site in the world ... smile ...

  1. Date: 8/10/2009 12:53:00 PM
    Again, I really like the power of this poem. I hope you will be posting more soon. Mom

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 5:54:00 PM
    Inspiring words, Shannon! God bless you. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 2:28:00 PM
    Wow! This is a view of your strength and depth of your faith. I've always admired that about you. Thank you for sharing this inspirational poem with us. Keep on writing! Love, Mom

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 4:24:00 AM
    Good Morning Shannon. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poem this morning. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 4:22:00 AM
    Delightful write Shannon, beautifully said - good to see you back on>>James