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Are you Brave - Take the Leap

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Are you Brave - Take the Leap

* - 1 - Free verse 


I do not think I know so many brave people, really.
Dare to face your fears .... not avoid it
Fearless dare to tread into the unknown
Fearless ... To be able to do something you're afraid of
Go in a dark and unknown paths without street lights
Small, unobtrusive step towards convincing that one can cope
Realize that you have some 'skills' that it is time to put into practice
Give joy to a face full tear and sadness
Take the leap - Self-development which can be very demanding
Approach is that we are down here on earth both to develop ourselves
Also, to help with all the good things we 
have with us in our luggage from all our past lives
Create your own life and not just survive
The one who dares nothing .... wins nothing





 * - 2 - Ghazal 

 *** This is written with good help from a very talented poet


I do not think I know so many BRAVE PEOPLE, really.
PEOPLE dare to face your fear not CAVE, really.

Fearless PEOPLE WHO Dare to tread into the unknown
BE fearless do something you're afraid of BRAVE, really.

Go in a dark and unknown paths without street lights
TAKING small, unobtrusive steps YOU can cope, ask GRAVE, really.

Realize, you have some 'skills', it is time to put into practice
Give joy to a face full tear and sadness, really.

Take the leap - Self-development wooden can be very demanding
we are down here on earth bother to Develop ourselves, really.

Also, two help with all the good things we do in this journey
Let GO OF THE luggage from all our past lives, really.

Create your own life and not just survive
The one who dares nothing .... wins nothing, really.



10.11.2013
A-L  Andresen :)

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:59:00 PM
    I have written many poems but this is true dedicated poetry i believe for someone to write a good poem the must feel it and you did just that. good job

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 12/6/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for taking the time to read my poem, Christopher. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Dear Anne Lise May your pen never cease For your writing breathes Honesty!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 12/1/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for taking the time to read my poem, Chuck. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:17:00 PM
    An excellent poem, dear Anne-Lise! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one xo

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/19/2013 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks for your visit & comments, Miss Wattle. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Beautiful, honest and real... All that make up the best of poetry! Well done

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/18/2013 2:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Sarai. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Anne Lise - very poignant well done - look forward to reading more of your work!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/17/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, James. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:01:00 PM
    If academic poets had a fraction of your heart and soul Anne--look out! Great Poem. --Alex Roth

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/16/2013 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Alex. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 1:09:00 PM
    He who dares wins. I'm like that. You killed it. Really a poem packed with alot uncirculated truths. Your a excellent writer you really know how to bring your thoughts alive in your words. And just to let u know a lady wrote half that poem you commented on. I can't take credit she was the force I was just the carrier

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/16/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Together we are strong ! - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Timothy. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 6:31:00 AM
    It is fantastic in both forms. Love the last line.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/14/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Monterey. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 1:52:00 PM
    I love the first part. Its amazing and it drags me in. The second part confuses me, Im not sure I understand the poetry type. I should probably try to educate myself.

    Loveless Avatar Jay Loveless
    Date: 11/13/2013 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol :) Thanks, that makes me feel better <3
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/13/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Should I be honest ... I do not understand it either .... lol - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Jay. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:35:00 AM
    so clever so inspiring,,

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/13/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Harry. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Awesome inspirational messages. Both very well done. I really needed to read these today. Seems this is a path that I am on and needing to be brave. Going in my faves :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/13/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for - faves :)))))
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/13/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Karen. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:07:00 PM
    An insightful poem penned in two forms.I like to think that any small improvement is a big step to being brave. As they say baby steps leads to giant steps. love phyl

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/13/2013 3:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - So true Phyllis... baby steps to gigant steps ! - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Very nice in both versions. These are words I live by. I love the last verse - The one who dares nothing wins nothing - LOVE IT - It ties to my line I use every day - Car Pe Diem - Seize the Day and gather yee rosebuds while yee may :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/12/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Gregory. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Anne Lisa, its great to read such a motivating poem.very practical and real is your poem.Great work.I guess the ghazel is from salt to kill.(: ) Jenish.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Jenish. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Anne Lise, Fine sentiments, but in our world for a term I dislike 'ordinary people', those who succeed are brave but those who fail are regarded as failures, sometimes even by themselves. Best wishes, Peter

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/12/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - To master the "small" things in life ..... is also to be brave Peter. - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Your write has much wisdom Anne Lise, and serves as a lesson in life. Well done. Take care, Richard

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/12/2013 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Richard. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Hi Anne Lise...love your poem...just surviving is not really living....I think if nothing else helping others isthe best way to change your own life..what a wonderful message here.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/11/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Donna. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:18:00 PM
    yes why not try lion taming.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/11/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for a good idea T.S. - // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 3:56:00 PM
    Great advice. I have a feeling, Anne Lise that you are one of those few brave ones!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/11/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Andrea. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Do you know how brave you are Anne Lise? You showed us how brave you are by asking another poet to showcase their version of your poem side by side with yours. You are not afraid of comparison. That is very, very brave. P.S. I liked both versions equally.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 11/11/2013 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thanks it was pleasant to hear - :) - Thank you for reading my thoughts / words - pleasant with your feedback, Beverly. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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