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Thu Oct 16, 2014, 11:19 PM

You may trod me down in the very dirt, But still, like Dust I'll rise



They can say,
Anything they want to say,
Try to bring me down,


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But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me,
I will not face the ground



And they can try
How to make me feel that I,
Don't matter at all,
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or loose faith in my dreams



'Cause there's,
There's a light in me,
That shines brightly,
They can try,
But they can't take that away from me
From me



There's an inner peace I own,
Something in my soul that they can not possess
So I won't be afraid and the darkness will fade

Tell me what I believe or loose faith in my dreams,
'Cause there's a light in me,
That shines brightly yes















They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me,

?



They can try but they can't take that away from
Me
From me
No no nooo
Me


















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Reply You may trod me down in the very dirt, But still, like Dust I'll rise (Original post)
sheshe2 Oct 2014 OP
shraby Oct 2014 #1
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #19
calimary Oct 2014 #2
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #6
calimary Oct 2014 #14
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #18
seabeyond Oct 2014 #16
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #21
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #3
lunasun Oct 2014 #4
freshwest Oct 2014 #5
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #7
bravenak Oct 2014 #8
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #9
NBachers Oct 2014 #10
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #12
Maynar Oct 2014 #11
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #13
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #25
seabeyond Oct 2014 #15
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #20
calimary Oct 2014 #22
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #23
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #27
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #28
GeoWilliam750 Oct 2014 #30
shenmue Oct 2014 #17
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sheshe2 Oct 2014 #24
shenmue Oct 2014 #26
Cha Oct 2014 #29
ismnotwasm Oct 2014 #31
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #32

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 11:25 PM

1. That's Beautiful, sheshe

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:49 PM

19. Thank you shraby.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 11:34 PM

2. Sheer art! GLORIOUS, sheshe2!

Really just GLORIOUS!!!!

Thank you for these!!! It's lovely to see those last three from your sig line in a larger form, too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:43 AM

6. Thank you calimary!

I have been sad lately and I needed this, so much crap and lol so little time.

So many beautiful strong women here on DU. The song

No oh oh,
They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me,




They can say
Anything they want to say,
Try to bring me down,
But I won't face the ground,
I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach,
Although they do try,
How to make me feel that I,
Don't matter at all,
But I refuse to fall,
Tell me what I believe or loose faith in my dreams,
'Cause there's a light in me,
That shines brightly yes


http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mariahcarey/canttakethataway.html

Luv you calimary~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 02:32 PM

14. If you don't mind, sweetie, I sent this to a friend who just marked the second anniversary of her

husband's passing, and is still dealing with it. One of those things with mourning that I think many of us are discovering - in which it takes HOW-EVER LONG IT TAKES. Nobody can tell you how long you're supposed to process it and come to terms with it. Nobody can dictate some overriding time-line of "getting over it". It just takes how-ever long it takes. A bunch of us from my high school graduating class are getting together again online, updating each other on our lives and passages, looking to plan another reunion on our own (the school has nothing to do with it - that's kinda how our whole class was, unruly and independent as hell) because the last one was so utterly terrific!

We're all struggling with, and trying to come to terms with, the various "accoutrements" of aging. Loss of parents and other elders, loss of spouses, loss of siblings, loss of our own independence, divorce, separation, remarriage, disconnections, triumphs and betrayals, changing health conditions some of us now face, the lot. This particular friend has the blues these days.

I saw this thread and just loved it to pieces! I'd read my friend's email earlier in the day, yesterday. Last night I stumbled upon your thread here. I immediately thought of her, and sent her a link to it. It's just so exquisitely lovely and reaffirming! One of the best photo essays I've ever seen for help in buoying up. Beautiful and reaffirming and empowering. Just the thing my friend needs, methinks.

So I thank you heartily for this, and for that, too! ("This and That" as the late great Bette Davis would say!)

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:46 PM

18. No, I don't mind at all that you shared it calimary.

I hope it helps your friend. We all mourn differently and yes, people need to take all the time to go through the stages.

"We're all struggling with, and trying to come to terms with, the various "accoutrements" of aging. Loss of parents and other elders, loss of spouses, loss of siblings, loss of our own independence, divorce, separation, remarriage, disconnections, triumphs and betrayals, changing health conditions some of us now face, the lot. This particular friend has the blues these days."


So true calimary, our plates are full these days. I wish the best to you and yours~

I thank you for your kind words.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 05:39 PM

16. ah sheshe

 

i am never fawn of sad, and i hope it is just a moment, before you get beyond.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 09:00 PM

21. all things will pass sea.

sadness fades. thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:20 AM

3. Thanks Baines~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:27 AM

4. Passing this on to someone who needs this right now k&r

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:33 AM

5. kicking

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:44 AM

7. Love you~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:45 AM

8. So beautiful!!

 

Just perfect!!

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Response to bravenak (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 12:54 AM

9. I love you~

bravenak~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 01:29 AM

10. Beautiful, inspiring, and heartfelt. Thank you for posting- this fills me with hope.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 01:54 AM

12. Thank you NBachers!

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 01:36 AM

11. So wonderful

Thank you sheshe.

I celebrate with you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 04:05 AM

13. Hello dear.

This is for you.


Sybil - Don't Make Me Over (the KING-dom Com mix):

~ Lmsp 🌻

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:18 PM

25. Hugs~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 05:38 PM

15. just looking at this, you did my heart good sheshe. and i stand, .... rise. thank you.

 

that was fun. more. perfect.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:58 PM

20. It was meant to do the heart good sea,

so glad.

Thank you~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 10:42 PM

22. Totally. After a week of we-sure-do-need-this!

A little balm for the soul.

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Response to calimary (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:13 PM

23. "A little balm for the soul."

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 02:05 AM

27. My all-time favorite meme.

Perfect for the sentiment of this thoughtful and timely thread.

Take my hand.
Halve my sorrow.
Double my joy.

Love, Peace and Shelter.
Lmsp 🙌

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 02:13 AM

28. Agreed, lmsp...

~Take my hand.
Halve my sorrow. ~


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 04:29 PM

30. Indeed

Trouble shared is trouble halved
Love shared is love doubled

Wishing you brighter hours

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 08:17 PM

17. Wonderful

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Response to shenmue (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:16 PM

24. ~

Shenmue~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 11:49 PM

26. :)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 03:06 AM

29. Such beautiful, inspiring images for Woman Kind, she~ Mahalo!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 05:32 PM

31. And

You can become part of the rising on Feburary 14th ---just change the year--I'm part of our local group
Espa˝ol | Franšais

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One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.




One billion women violated is an atrocity.

One billion women dancing is a revolution.

http://www.vday.org/node/2849#.VELbpt1HaK0

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 19, 2014, 10:49 PM

32. I am going to see if I have one nearby ism.

I posted about it here in December...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024123237#top

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