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Stardate 24-13 point 6

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Stardate 24-13 point 6

January 8th, I am guessing. It is a Friday. 

No. It is Saturday, as midnight has already passed.

I have been trapped inside myself. How long? 

It’s been an outpatient process.  

Some days I am locked in, 

others I have leave and can mingle within 

the world quite normal. 

As of late, more than not,

more often during the hours which turn into days, 

and weeks gone by. 

Here I sit, within my own being, 

not knowing quite, what isn’t right.

So in the search of 

meaningful thought, 

genuine affection to the topic at hand, 

a raw and real, unclothed, unanticipated, unexpected…

I wholly embrace,

   I crave. And when this is the case, 

I shall be fully engaged.

Let us not banter 

anymore of the things 

we cannot change. 

Let us move forward 

into the fullness of life.


August 19th, 2013 Lori Hopkins  "STAR WARS RULES"
For the Star Wars Contest

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:41:00 PM
    congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:24:00 AM
    Hi Lori, yeah, Star Wars Rules:) I agree, I just got stuck with the Star trek contest" Sadly I'm not the oldest one, or else I'd probably would have hosted this one instead. Anyways, I had fun with the Star trek theme LOL, I kid you not. CONGRATS! Love ~SKAT~

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 9/6/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    dear sweet skat, i had to laugh when it was pointed out that i entered the star wars with what was clearly a trekki opening... hard core nerd. LOL! thank you so much! ~lori
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 10:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 9/6/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you morgan :) ~lori
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Hello Lori, , stopping by with smiles:-) ;-) CONGRATULATIONS :) on your STAR WARS win.. enjoy my blog "....The Death Star Blues...." when you have time. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15877&PoetID=18720 always & forever *The Lovely Poet Destroyer

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 9/5/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow! what great news! thank you Poet Destroyer! ~lori i'll check your blog :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Love the title, but I thought it was in "Star Trek" that they used the phrase "Stardate etc. etc."? In any event, I loved this piece and I'm no fan of free-verse; I only compliment the ones that are actually good and make me feel emotional. Free-verse rarely resonates with me, so great job; kudos! :)

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 8/25/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL! indeed, i do believe i entered the wrong contest! as i am navigating through the site as a newbee. thank you so much for the compliment. glad to know you were pleasantly surprised :) ~lori
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Excellent piece of work. You are a poetic genius. Star Wars and padded walls... :) Love the ending Let us move forward into the fullness of life" may the force be with you

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 8/20/2013 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the compliment! ~always a Jedi in training!
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:45:00 AM
    Well done. Good luck in the Contest. Rick

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 8/20/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you~
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:32:00 PM
    Reminds me of being in the mental ward. I felt so alone with all my kindred spirits. When you did engage no one was engaging. Weird wonderful ward...Kilmer

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 8/19/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    splendid diagnosis! ~ thank you
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Hi Lori, ha I love this. I'm not going to read all the poem right now. However, I did take a peek... and I enjoyed how well you pulled this off... have yourself a good day. xox~ Linda

    hopkins Avatar lori hopkins
    Date: 8/19/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you !