with the lives
we're stuck with.
But we decide when
to dig our graves,
and, if it's done,
whether to dig deeper
or dig ourselves out.
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Magnus Grendel Samson Coleman IT ALL DEPENDS ON REALLY HOW BURIED WE ARE AND COVERED IN DIRT WE ARE FROM THE INSIDE OUT... SOME OF US HAVE HAD THE CONSTANT FEELING OF BEING BURIED ALIVE BY LIFE WITH NO MATTER WHAT EVER WE DO... THE SOUL CAN ONLY GO SO FAR BEFORE IT ACTUALLY FEELS, DEAD AND BURIED, A PERSON CAN ONLY DIE SO MANY TIMES INSIDE BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE A PART OF THEM IS PERMANENTLY LITERALLY DEAD INSIDE (F-O-R-E-V-E-R-), I'VE BEEN FEELING THAT WAY MY WHOLE LIFE... I'VE NEVER REALLY ENJOYED LIFE, OUTSIDE OF THE ODDITY, OF MY OWN EXISTENCE, TO FORBEAR, WITH MY ART FORM.
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Magnus Grendel Samson Coleman AS SAD AS THAT MAY SOUND OR PATHETIC, EVEN.
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Linda Eva Williams Good luck to you. It hurts to see so much hurt.
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Stan Burfield It would be nice if we all could see our lives as clearly as Magnusdoes. (By the way, the little poem above came from a conversation just now with Magnus, giving him first shot on the comments.)
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Meredith Moeckel I read this poem a few times before deciding what to even write. I'm not sure if this applies, but I get the impression that part of this poem can apply to being in a rut. And I believe that I may have already shared with you something that my father used to say when I'd tell him that I felt like I was in a rut & needed to get out. He'd say, "The only difference between a rut and a grave is dimension!". I can apply my father's quote to your poem.....I prefer to do my utmost to dig myself out one way or another. Sometimes, it's easier//harder than others. I am curious about Magnus' art form.
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Stan Burfield That's pretty good, Meredith. What sparked the poem to me was something Magnus and I were talking about. That a person can reinforce a negative direction by dwelling on it, by talking about it, by making it into a part of a person's persona, self-image. I think that negative idea is then taken by the subconscious to be the background to its world, kind of the way our conscious minds see the real city and our social world as the background. Whereas, if a person consciously decided to think in the other direction, even if they didn't feel like going in that direction at all, it would soon change the background of the subconscious, eventually making it the new reality. Thus the image of one digging oneself out of one's grave.
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Meredith Moeckel Stan, I truly believe the theoretical proposition that you have written. I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking...and many times I do believe that our thoughts can have great power(s) to change our minds...both the subconscious & conscious parts. I'd write more, but I'm too tired, sorry!! Nice food for thought & as always I enjoy your writings---I haven't been on FB much this past week, so I've missed a lot, I'm sure. I'll catch up eventually!!!
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Stan Burfield Meredith Moeckel Ha ha. Well, I do a lot of thinking about things, but I'm not very good with following through. It seems like it must work like this, but in reality it's probably a lot more complicated. Anyway, it's all fun.
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Meredith Moeckel I definitely think it's much more complicated ! When I began writing, I quickly realized that there is much more that one could go into & being so tired, I decided to call it quits. Yes indeed it's all fun! :)
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