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Post by Riana on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 am

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the otherís welcome,
And say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

- Derek Walcott

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Post by Bluedream on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:24 am

I love that!
Very true words to take to heart...oftimes we must learn how to care for ourselves firstly...shed the negative chains of 'past' that may bind us...set ourselves free...smile once more at the sunshine...the blessed silent self lies beneath waiting patiently...
thanks...b.d.
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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:39 pm

I really like that poem; words to remind us all of how important we are to ourselves.

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Post by Alethia on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Bluedream wrote:I love that!
Very true words to take to heart...oftimes we must learn how to care for ourselves firstly...shed the negative chains of 'past' that may bind us...set ourselves free...smile once more at the sunshine...the blessed silent self lies beneath waiting patiently...
thanks...b.d.

I love this too...nice poem Riana.. Smile
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