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Defined by Love

The way you feel about me doesn't define me. You won't cause me to re-think my priorities or examine my virtues. You may love, like, hate or be neutral towards me as a fellow dweller on this vast planet, that's your perogative. Of course I would prefer to be looked upon as good, inspiring, or any of the positive human characteristics we know of... but it's not essential to me if I am not. I respect your opinion either way. More importantly, I respect mine. In my eyes I am worthy of love, friendship, forgiveness, empathy, understanding, praise, blessings, God's Love and love for myself and I can only hope for "genuine" to proceed all of these words and their meaning. I understand that these things I need in my life, and they are also the essence of me, my gift to those who really know me and love me. Who truly desire to be a part me, not just tolerate me or see an opportunity for achievement at my expense (your vision is impaired my friend). I have come this far on a road paved of my blood, sweat and tears and the admission of my faults that made it so. Many lessons I learned were harsh but I managed (without you) to proceed in the right direction and it was I who suffered and bowed my head with shame and it was I who rose, anew, forgiving and forgiven, humbled and eager to forge ahead. And the few that were with me all the while, will forever be a part of me, we are one and I acknowledge I would not be where I am, who I am this day, without you. And I will always love you. It is my ambition and honor to give to you the same beautiful, selfless gift. I walk with God, in good company of those that chose to walk with me in this amazing life's journey. And that, is all I need to know as to what defines me, as a person, a blessed, cherished soul, grateful for every single moment.

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  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Rebecca. Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. My name is Linda; I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your writing pen is looking for. If you ever need or want honest feedback on a certain poem let me know. Stop by anytime you like. I’m looking forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy this community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 1:13:00 PM

    I am not worthy of Anything except death and dust. This would be my truth within the most profound of truthful light's. You sound as though a very down to earth as beautiful lady .. Great poe and hopefully we shall find your loveliness here at TheSoup again ~ Love, John

    Brotherston Avatar Rebecca Brotherston Date: 5/31/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you John, very nice to hear from you. Of course isn't always when one is flattered : ) I am not sure what I am doing here yet but like it so far thanks to people like you. Have a lovely weekend.
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 8:08:00 AM

    a deep spiritual write Rebecca....congrats on your win

    Brotherston Avatar Rebecca Brotherston Date: 5/31/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joseph, very nice of you to say. I am not too sure of the win you congratulate me on, I am new here and don't know my way around yet, perhaps you can enlighten me?
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 2:36:00 AM

    Rebecca, a enjoyable poem to read. - Welcome to P-Soup-Hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your poems here with us. - Have fun with poetry! - Welcome to read some of my poems. - Have a nice week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Brotherston Avatar Rebecca Brotherston Date: 5/31/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne Lise, I will definitely stop by and read your poems. Have a great weekend!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 3:28:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the contest. Welcome to Poetry Soup.

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:35:00 PM

    Love the content! A good piece of prose! Kim

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:22:00 PM

    amen, love it, for in this life we will try on our on understanding and seeking worldly pleasures until we hit bottom then we shall find the hidden treasure within that only the Lord can reveal that is a free gift that keeps giving and molding us to walk as one,,,love ya May God bless,comfort,and guide you day by day

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:44:00 AM

    The 1st sentence is very hard-hitting. No one else defines me, but myself & my faith. A beautiful declaration.