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Take Time Out

L one(ly) days need not be gray
O ffer yourself time away 
V isit the ocean blue
I ntrigue yourself with a sunset hue
N ature in her beauty can cure
G iving the soul a lavation, to make pure

T ake away the strain of stress filled days
H eavenly beach, spend time in sun's rays 
E levate yourself to where Angels play

L augh, twirl and spin
A ct like a child again
U rgency is pretend
G rant yourself time with a friend
H ave more than one week a year
T o make your life happy to bear
E nough relaxation and rest
R epent your dying, tired being to zest

O ften we ignore the signs
F or when it is our time

L isten to your body, your brain and heart
I promise you will not regret this part
F or there I have been, many a time
E venings filled with loving the laughter of life - so fine.

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  1. Date: 10/13/2010 5:32:00 AM
    Hi Amy. This is a wonderful,clever acrostic.So much to reach and teach. I've learned to listen to my body especially when it needs certain foods because of nutrients it might lack, I get cravings (except for too much chocolate, when It's just being naughty)Everything you've written is so apt.I so believe in laughter and love without these we don't live but just exist.Congrats on your place win,well deserved.Thanks for your kind comments on my poem -glad we've been introduced. luv June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 9:03:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem it has brightened my night ty for letting us all read it :)

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 10:27:00 AM
    Very wise advice you have here Amy-- enjoyed reading this one and taking note of what you said as well-- congrats on your win!! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 12:03:00 PM
    Just saying "hi" before my weekend accelerates.. Ron just got here so off I go being a good girlfriend.. haha.. have a fantastic weekend... its 100 degrees here...but.. I LUV it... what a tan I have..hhhmmmm...with luv..did u get S.M.?

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 10:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Amy on your win in Tirzah Conway's contest "Live,Laugh,Love" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 8:58:00 AM
    wow, tirzah you took it a step farther and did extra words. VERY WELL done, Congrats! andrea

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 3:46:00 PM
    Congrats Awesome Amy on your winning poem in Tirzah's contest with this wonderful Acrostic full of great sentiments... another power house poem my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 12:27:00 PM
    My congratulations on your win in Tirzah's Contest! Goes to my favs. today! A wonderful inspirational write. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 9:43:00 AM
    Great win Amy.....congrats.....Larry

  1. Date: 7/15/2010 8:51:00 AM
    Wonderful Wonderful write Amy! Thank you for entering it in my contest! Congrat's on your 6th place win in my contest!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 1:00:00 PM
    What a blessing we have in PoetrySoup. A place to come to write and read and make new friends along the ink trail. I am wishing you a day full of inspiration. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope to read many more written by you in the future Amy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Powerful points u touch on Awesome Amy in your entry for Tirzah's contest.. good luck my friend.. this should definitely be wearing a winners crown .. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 10:52:00 AM
    Wonderful and so true! ~ Molly

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 10:40:00 AM
    Great write Any....Good Luck in the contest.....Larry