Take Away

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Take away the things
that take me away
from You

Make me the one
You know
I can be

Take away all
that takes me away
from You
for it is here
I want to be

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Perfectly

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If you could do just one thing perfectly, what would it be?
Think carefully, choose well.
How would your life change, do you think?
If you could do just one thing perfectly, what would it be?
Is there something in your life that you want
More than anything else at all?
If you could do just one thing perfectly, what would it be?
Think carefully, choose well.

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Big Thumb

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There was a girl
who had a huge thumb.
The kids laughed at
her until they saw
that her thumb
made her the
World’s Best Hitchhiker.

She traveled all over
had many great adventures
this girl with the
magic thumb.

What do you hate
most about yourself?
Come on, we all have something.
Think how you can make
this into your magic thumb.

It is all a matter of perspective.
Become the girl
with the magic thumb.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Even_Cowgirls_Get_the_Blues_(novel)

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Shangri La

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Living inside pink cotton candy
sunrise all day long
sweet birds singing love songs
waves of love from the ocean
my soul resides in Shangri La

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On a Stick

Crock pot, rice makers
microwaves, gadgets galore
our kitchens are
full of one more gadget

How delicious were
hot dogs and marshmallows
cooked over campfires
on a stick we found
in the woods

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A Toy

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If you give a child no toy
he will still play
pretend, create games
laugh, run, sing, explore
with an exuberance
we’ve forgotten

Adults fill their lives
with manufactured fun
forgetting spontaneity
creativity, how to laugh
for the sheer joy of life
how to just be

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Visible Thoughts

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What if we had a TV screen
floating above our head
depicting our thoughts
all day long
for everyone to see

Soap opera stories
whines and complaints
jealousy, fears, poor me
without pause

or

Stories of gratitude
kindness, love, honor
a view of a world
full of beauty
and opportunity

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