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Yes You!

So Hey out there!   Yes You!  
 You with that day to day job, that day to day life and those hidden fears of Death, Failure, Sex,or whatever 
(Whatevers can catch you sleeping)
     What are you doing about things like travel, new cars,God, Taxes, and how to raise children to survive in 
this place?
Are you satisfied with yourself?   Does life bore you? Are there enough peaceful moments left to take a walk, 
read a book, Create something (like a new piece of furniture, or a gazebo? Put your mate to work?  rake the 
lawn?
So Hey out there!
   You with that life.   You with those friends.   You with those precious moments mixed in with long tiresome 
hours.
Take a look at the bright side.   Remember you're looking at the green side of the sod.   Take a second to point 
out the goodness.  Keep yourself above pollution.   Listen to the sweet song of a bird as it threatens to kill 
trespassers.   Look at the beautiful color of a polluted sunset.   Be glad there are no wolves, or bears left to 
drink that dirty water.   Take pride in the austere simplicity of city buildings and blck smooth highways.   Look at 
man's progress and rejoice.  It may not be the best of civilizations but at least we are improving daily.   Soon 
even the oceans will surrender to us.
So Hey out there! 
  You with that life! You with that golden sunset, and ever more peaceful sea.   Cheer up.   Take pride in the fact 
that it's not your fault.   You're not to blame.   Just go to work.   Do your thing.   Teach your children by 
example.  ( It's the best method)  They'll follow in your footsteps.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2009 12:33:00 PM
    HEY YOU! It has been awhile. Good to see you are still writing with that great power. I am still struggling along - one day I will finally finish one of my novels, in the meantime - I've still got my poetry. Don - this is a very powerful message and unfortunately true. Have you sent your novel off to anyone yet? I wish you the best. You deserve it. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 5:11:00 AM
    WOW !!!! Donald , what an eye opener. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol