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Defined by Love

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Defined by Love

The way you feel
about me doesn't
define me. You will
not cause me to
re-think my
priorities or
examine my virtues.
You may love, like,
hate or be neutral
towards me, that is
your prerogative. 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 precede
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. 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 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 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.