Monday, April 20, 2015

we rise

when life drags us under
we rise.
when pain and sadness
overwhelm
we rise.
when joy is not shared
we rise.
when happiness greets
we rise.

we rise because
we decided too.
this gift of life.
and what with it
we do.

we rise to be better
we rise to be strong
we rise to help others
we rise to belong.

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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson