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Sacrifice

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Sacrifice

Today I sacrifice my martyrdom.  Today I cleanse my soul,
Release the past and reach for the new.
I'll look for the life I'm entitled to.

I rise above my delusions.  Pettiness and jealousy flee.
I banish the painful illusions that 
For so long have imprisoned me.

I am now free and unencumbered. Today I reach for the stars.
A life of joy encircles and uplifts me,
Erasing all the painful scars.

I will live this day.  Truly live it, as if it were my very last.
Though engulfed by meaningless fears
I'm no longer a prisoner of my past.

I now face my shrinking terror.  Today I step toward the light.
There's nothing left to run from and no more
Snarling, powerless demons left to fight.

I take my life into my hands.  Breathe deeply in Universal Breath.
Every thought, every person, place and thing
Now rings with Divine significance.

I know that Divinity dwells with my spirit.  Today God smiles behind my eyes.
And looks upon the new birthed world
With mirth, with pity, with joy, and expansive life.

Today, I will live.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:33:00 PM
    :-) enjoying your Featured Poem of the week. take care and have yourself a great coming week. xox~ LINDA"

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thanks so much for reading my poem and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Best wishes for your continued writing success.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:12:00 AM
    CHULA, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. have a nice 4th of July. *SKAT

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 7/4/2013 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much. I appreciate you reading my poem! Hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. Best wishes for your continued success with your writing.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:30:00 AM
    This was uplifting & excellent! Very powerful lines! We need more pieces like this. Excellent job! :)

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 7/4/2013 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Drake, I'm glad you liked it. This poem means a lot to me and it really reflects a rebirth, so I'm happy you were moved by it. Thanks again for reading my poetry. and best wishes for your success as well.
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:56:00 PM
    Beautiful! I am glad you were reborn and leaving the past behinded.

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Maxeen. I've learned it's a choice I have to make every day in appreciation.
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Beautiful!!! I hope this write is true....

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dan. Very true...and renewed each morning.