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The Real World

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The Real World

Ready for life
Step out of the shelter
Exposed to the dangers
Lurking under cover
Patiently waiting
Taking you down
One single swoop
And you're on the ground
Words hurt more than action
But to defend you must fight
Believe in yourself
Don't believe in the lies
"Look before you leap"
As the old saying goes
Everything has its consequences
Which I'm sure you know
Live, love, take care, and be careful
Live the life you've dreamed
Anything else could be dreadful

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  1. Date: 9/9/2010 9:44:00 AM
    Life can be like a jungle out there, not what we are but how we live. Blessings

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 6:41:00 AM
    Very creative and interesting write on The Real World, melanie

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 5:26:00 AM
    Great advice Melanie, thanks for sharing :) Wilma

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 2:31:00 AM
    Good advice!