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Step of Faith

Shrinking control
Unable to scream
She looked upon her future
But what did it mean
If she did not speak
If she could not find her voice
She was destined to repeat
The same mistakes
Once again
Find rage
And don’t focus it within
But let freedom birth in your soul
A new destiny
A new fate
A future steeped
In choices that only you can make
Accept the responsibility of the decision
Not so very long ago
We were not permitted the possibility 
Of making a mistake 
For everything was determined for us
What do you stand for
What do you desire
What is it you can do
That will lift someone higher
Put meaning to your life
Live it free
Live it loud
And don’t be afraid to step out of the crowd

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  1. Date: 4/6/2009 7:43:00 AM
    yes most of the time fear becomes our closest companion, and all we need to do in life is just take a step of faith. we never know what may happen. The impossible can be become possible. Nice poem

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Inspirational... totally positive. '...let freedom birth you soul' is a splendid phrase! BRAVO Laurie!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 2:02:00 AM
    well said... your message is wonderful and clear in your words... never be afraid to put yourself out of the box! LIVE FREE! :) nice write... ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 10:22:00 PM
    "But let freedom birth in your soul" nice line Laurie. Such a beautiful message...Raul

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 12:25:00 PM
    Beautiful message here Ms. Laurie. A strong spirit shines within this write. Well said. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 9:25:00 AM
    many living moments breathe freely in this poem, Laurie, very vivid and well written! thanks!

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 8:58:00 AM
    Very powerful advice, The part I like best is be willing to make decisions, but also have the courage to stand behind those decisions. Stepping out of the crowd, makes you a leader not a follower, some great advice, Blessings, Ron

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 8:50:00 AM
    This is wonderful, Laurie. The voice in this speaks so strongly of growth and choosing to LIVE! It leaves me with a feeling of being empowered, ready to face life head on and help my brother along the way! Excellent piece! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 8:19:00 AM
    You go girl!!! This makes me want to go out onto my front porch and shout "I am woman...hear me roar!!!!!" ...Touble is ..all the dogs in the neighborhood will start barking, and hubby will just think..."she's having another one of 'those' days...I'm outta here!!"....however....I love the sentiment here!!

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 8:03:00 AM
    I love the ending lines. Yep, LOVE it! "live it free live it loud...and don't be afraid to step out of the crowd" makes me want to stand up and shout! Love and hugs, Christie

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 7:47:00 AM
    Ms Ladee, AMEN.. amen..amen, Love this philosophy,..Do something selfless...Make your life count-Don't worry about what others are doing, You just do your own thang..Very encouraging and challenging-Step out of the crowd and let faith be your guide...Strong message here-Greatly appreciated, GB, Huggss, Always Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 6:07:00 AM
    You're right, Laurie. Thanks for the advise. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 5:35:00 AM
    Powerful to the punch... :)

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 5:16:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem with a great message of courage and strength. This was a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 5:03:00 AM
    Stepping out on faith is such a challenging thing to do at times..Its is so easy to be safe and do the safe thing..very nice poem.