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Unzipped Lips

As I was busy “being” just who I am, I didn’t care what others were seeing. To be as they wish, would be a sham and I will not be part of a scam. People are really the sum of everything that has touched their lives. When others take issue with what you’ve become, don’t expect to receive high fives. If you stay true, your uniqueness survives. No one can tell you what to feel, when to laugh or how to pray. The very act of being real will find you rising above the fray, dispelling regrets each day. For if you submit to playing a role that doesn’t fit your personality, you’ll dig yourself deep into a hole. Don’t succumb to others’ mentality; maintain your individuality.
*English Quintain by Carolyn Devonshire for Nancy's "Unzipped Lips" contest

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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Carolyn huge congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in the "Unzipped Lips" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:15:00 PM
    Wise women who can do the higher math it takes to pull off this form are among my FAVES in the whole human race! Love the po, Carolyn, and thanks so much for supporting my contest, namaste ~N

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 12:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in the Being contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 2:17:00 PM
    I knew it would be a winner! :-)

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 11:44:00 AM
    Hooray for many people go through life, trying to be someone else, someone who they think they "should be" or could be or think who people expect them to be! Finding one's true self, is something to cherish. A wonderful message in your poem, Carolyn! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 11:40:00 AM
    Congrats Carolyn on your 2nd place win in Paula's contest.I liked it 1st time around.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Excellent advice in this poem on being, just being oneself. Congrats on the great win!

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 12:48:00 PM
    Well Carolyn i couldn't have put this better nor i thing could anyone.. should score (BIG..)

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Yes, very true words indeed, my friend. If we're not ourselves, how can anyone truly know us, or love us?

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 5:39:00 PM
    "No one can tell you what to feel, when to laugh or when to pray." This line as well as the last are insightful words to live by. I see many of the celebrities with their plastic extremities and botox brutalities :) Puffy lips that look like shipwreck or swollen corvette fronts, who over-use the heck outta this phrase. " I am being Real" - they claim! Yeah right.....You tell about the good side, the honest side of REAL! Carloyn! y rate and fave of mine!

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 10:48:00 AM
    Empowering thoughts, Carolyn! I really liked the message you give here-- sometimes I guess we get too absorbed and stressed over what other people that we forget just being ourselves! Wonderful way to highlight the meaning of this word! & thanks for dropping by, I hope all is better with your health? hugs

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Well written in a topic that touches all. Good advise to ponder on Carolyn thank you for sharing it. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Good luck in Paula's contest "Being"..Reads like winners' circle to me..It is true that we should become our best self ....Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 1:15:00 PM
    I am what I am and that's all that I am. Tony

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 1:06:00 PM
    So very true Carolyn..very creative write here in the theme of Being.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 12:52:00 PM
    All right! That is it! Be for real...X-celent words of wisdom. :-)