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A Note To Self - based on India Arie's song - Get It Together

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A Note To Self - based on India Arie's song - Get It Together

A Note to Self
You and you alone 
can make the change
in your life to make it
brighter! 


Self
Self you need to try a different angle
Years of trusting the wrong person
Has left you frazzled and depressed

Enough
Enough self-inflicted wounds on your heart
Cease the long waiting to exhale
Stop blaming others for your misfortune 


Change
Make a change for your heart’s health
Flip the scrip this one isn't working
You and you alone can change yourself





For Poet ~ Destroyer's contest:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpiWkSa19eI ~~India Arie - "Get it together" 
 
 

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  1. Date: 10/1/2012 11:50:00 AM
    Excellent winning poem, Joy, l love how well you work the stanzas into a cheer.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 5:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Get it together" contest Joy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 4:14:00 AM
    Nice work! Congrats on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Joy, congratulations with your wonderful and well deserved win after expression your thoughts for the ~~India Arie - "Get it together" ~ Contest... It was nice hosting this contest for "Hughes, William" from the soup. Take care~ XOX ~PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:30:00 PM
    Ahhhh! I just literally exhaled after reading this piece! Thank you for sharing.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/13/2012 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blessing...tnx for reading!
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 4:13:00 AM
    like this Joy, so different, good luck in contest.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/2/2012 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx Harry!
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Good clear descriptive writing here.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx Rob...one love.
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by..I am expecting someone to tell me the scientific explanation as to the clouds..Wonder who it will be?..I like you explanation...Sara

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara!
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 3:41:00 PM
    Hey there Joyce..Good entry!! [I'm just learning to do more 'modern' haiku_ japanese gendaihaiku..please do let me know why for you that one was not modern? Probably I'm not doing it right yet?] Light & love

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx...one love. Refer to clarification of my comments under your Haiku 8
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Awesome. Always good to get different perspectives even from our higher selves. Lovely

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gale!
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Good to be reading your poems again, Joy..Best wishes for your entry! Love, Annalise .....Soup Mail

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey,hey, hey!! Good to see you here...been awhile sis!!! Thanks, one love
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 1:07:00 PM
    JOY, stopping by to thank you for the support... always in your corner... xox~pd

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/1/2012 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The pleasure is mine, my friend! Tnx!