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sometimes we look for validation from strangers, only to be disillusioned... When all we have to look for is the love from within and speak love and life into every breath we take--

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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:44:00 AM
    I want to thank you so much for your kind words on my writings Wilma. I am so far behind on everything including my life away from PoetrySoup. So will you please forgive me if I am not right on top of my comments and thank you's. I am trying. It is a pleasure to read your poetry today as I leave you this thank you. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Well written words......... George

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 11:59:00 AM
    First 3 lines so true, wonder why we do that. Last four lines give the consent we need to love ourselves. Lovely insight into the human condition Wilma.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Wise words, Wilma!LOL.. a comment with alliteration!! Blessings and Love, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 8:33:00 PM
    A lovely state of being expressed here Wilma. John

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 4:43:00 PM
    So true, dear Wilma! Lovely write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Bravo Cape Town Honey. Proud of you on every level that can be reached. Luv n long hugs michael

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:24:00 PM
    The attempts to obtain validation from people we don't know often end in disaster, Wilma. If we do not have love in our hearts, it's impossible to form a lasting relationship. You really said a lot in these eight lines, dear, and I love your poem! Love the poet too - Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:42:00 PM
    true, this is a policy to live by. Thanx. For sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Wilma, honey.. I can't stay as my socks have just been blown off, wow...David

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:10:00 PM
    nicely done Wilma..always..Joseph

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Wow, this is sooo refreshing..I love it. And the funny part about it is that its so true and we don't want to act on it..enjoyed Wilma!!