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Thursday, April 08, 2004
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Sick of being sick, so I got well.

I hated being sick, a spiritual regurgitation is what I needed.
A calm spirit that’s clear
not dicey, fragmented or soiled.

I emptied the garbage from my brain,
tossed the darkness into the dump.
I let the light in. Breathing deep
and coming up, for air.
Light revelations beamed, and
became pronounced, alive in me.
A new appreciation was born.
“Life is good, make it all that you can”
I heard the small voice say.

A time to think about the good things.
The upholstered chair made for me
as a child.
Trips to the swimming pool, the sun
beaming brightly on my side.
My butt on a burlap bag, going down
the giant super-slide. Rides in my
brother's car, giggling at his girlfriend.
Thinking how much she looked like Cher.
Her hair, free flowing, flying in the wind.

Weekends with Tami, rolling skating on Nanny’s hardwood floors.
Trips to 'M.E.Moses' five and dime. Buying plastic high heels and wearing lipstick galore.
These are the days and times that shaped
me as well.
I believe I’ll think on these things in lieu of the past hell.

©Janet Caldwell
April 08, 2004-2006

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/21/2009
Reviewed by Helen Downey 7/16/2006
A healing piece well written. I can see the struggle to break the cycle of illness. Good job!

Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 4/21/2006
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I needed to read this ..profound piece..saved it..thankyou dear friend!!
Blessings to ya!!

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/14/2006
Way to GO ~~!!!! Walked through the fire, blew off the ashes, bandaged your wounds with a little help, put your priorities in order, and all the lookin' back you're gonna do is at things
that make you laugh or sigh with happiness. Congratulations:
You are a WINNER !!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/27/2006
oh, Jan, you've got such strength! your resolve not to forget the good over all the bad is admirable...and yes, doubtless healthy to think so - at least whenever possible

Reviewed by Glen Lovelace 7/9/2004
soul songs loud and clear
from a belly-laugher's heart
keep life worth dying

Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader) 6/23/2004
Really well done. I don't think anything could keep you down for too long.

Bob H
Reviewed by andrea coltman 4/24/2004
Inspirational and uplifting words here wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/23/2004
Wonderful sharing and very inspirational!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/22/2004
Janet....uplifting write my friend....excellent n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 4/20/2004

Uplifting, forward motion. I remember plastic high heels! Very very good!

Reviewed by Vicki Sullivan (Reader) 4/17/2004
Janet...this is what i call "a glory hymn in today's time." it resonates in my "reader's mind," with Wm. Tyndale's transulation of the New Testament because healing was always transulated as "health." as always, i so appreciate your seeing eyes and hearing heart. i have to get your new book! miss talking to you! vicki
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 4/13/2004
I really loved this Janet so much feeling in your words they touch the soul....
Reviewed by Marco Landi 4/12/2004
Congratulation on your book.
Good work .Thinking of good things
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/11/2004
This was a pure joy to read, Janet.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/10/2004
Upliftingly positive. Thank you for this offering, Janet. Happy Easter and love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/10/2004
There is no other way wqe finally surcumb and arrive at deliverance.

Happy Easter
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 4/10/2004
Any other good things you can think of in the future perhaps?????????????????? (I'm such a tease aren't I?)
love and kisses
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/10/2004
Nice one. I really enjoyed the theme.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/9/2004
Awesome piece Janet!
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 4/9/2004
We are doing great with what we have left. Hope you are feeling better. Peace and blessings. Interesting write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/9/2004
Great write Janet!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2004
good write, janet! glad you are doing better! be praying for karla and myself; we are both struggling physically, emotionally, and financially! also spiritually!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in burleson, karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 4/9/2004
Happy Easter, Janet! Loved your poem! Love you, too!



(Email and update when you get a few minutes to yourself! I have missed hearing from you! -- Hope your book is selling well! I wish you much success!)
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/9/2004
Janet, excellent write. Such a wonderful caché of memories. Happy Easter!
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 4/9/2004
Brava, Janet; it is difficult to re-take control from one's past, but very rewarding if one can manage.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/9/2004
Great write, Janet!! Take your life into your own hands! Bravo!!

Reviewed by Pat Mullan (Reader) 4/9/2004
Dear Janet,

Strong, visceral; imagery that bites,grabs:

"I emptied the garbage from my brain,
tossed the darkness into the dump.
I let the light in"

This is poetry of a high standard: it's not maudlin, not self-obsessive; it is honest, fleshy, emotional, cerebral.....

As always, good to hear your voice,
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/9/2004
Poem is written in sadness, with optimism flowing out in verses...Poem ends with a wonderful resolve...Keep well Janet...
Happy Easter...

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/9/2004
"spiritual regurgitation" - what an image. Janet, so good to read you again, and I LOVE this attitude. Plan to adopt it myself. You are an inspiration. Dawn
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/8/2004
This was excellent Janet, I liked your thoughts here,

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/8/2004
The Whole Concept Was To Never Let It Happen In Beginning,i.e.Don't Look Back Again Or Surely It Will Destroy You_

Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 4/8/2004
Jan, this is one of the finest things I have ever heard. A terrific Truth! May you always find the siver lining, because that is what this is! Amazing poem!!Sandi
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 4/8/2004
When we're young, we never realize how much of what we do will shape us in the future. But that's what makes those memories special. And bringing them back like this is part of what keeps us going. So keep on going, Janet. We're on the ride with ya!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/8/2004
well done, glad to see you are writing and posting!!
Reviewed by jude forese 4/8/2004
i really like the first verse to this uplifting poem ...
Reviewed by JoAnne Buchanan (Reader) 4/8/2004
{{{{ Tide Dancer }}}}}
goddess, it's so good to read your work again..As usual you rock, girl with your writtings..!!! I feel everythings going so good for you, sweets..God healed my tumor..! They found no brain tumor on the MRI, sweets!!! I had so many praying for me and THANK YOU for your love and prayers.. Thanks so much for the card..You are always so dear and precious to me and miss you bunches..Have a wonderful Easter, sweetie..
Here is my Easter poems for you..Love ya..

Songs To My Lily Of The Valley ~

I stand back in time
In a land far, far away
Back to the glory of the shepherds fields
Beside the peaceful streams
Gentlest closest friend Emanuel
Softest eyes of his that know no sorrow
His cheek presses gently upon my cheek
Healing ever ailment
My pain of earth is gone suddenly
In white light skies and crisp amber sun streaming
Pine tree’s swaying
The shepherd holds his scepter of justice
My closest friend I have ever known
Sits upon a rock
Within a background of quiet streams
I sit beside his glory
Father has given him and lighted candle upon his head
Anoints my spirit with song
Listening to his lighted torch
Lily knows all my sorrows
Heals all my diseases and imbalances
Calls his gentlest flock the meek
The ones that await truth
The gentle butterflies that await the gates
That seek justice
We shall raise upon the morning star
To you the fairest of all lily stars
Never will I forsake you, my child, he softly says
I lay beside the peaceful streams
As the water of life renews and restores my soul
I find I need more and more of this "river "of life
Healing all of my sorrow
Clearing all my pain of trauma and confusion
The master takes my hand and gently takes me upon the healing waters
With each dunk I am whole
My sorrow is gone
My anger is healed
My grief over childhood is over
My tears are finally coming out
He sees my tears flow that once I could not cry
The inner child of me is finally whole
All of my sadness of a million tears are no more
With each river dunk my tears are cleansed
Forever changed
My soul is healed
No more sorrow to carry of earth
I am transformed into the butterfly
He whispers gently
The river of life will forever guide you safely home
Come all my lambs
I search for my flock to tend
Come, my flock to the river
O, amazing is thy grace, thy shepherd
For once I had rivers and oceans of tears
Once I had sickness in body, mind and spirit
Once I was so close to deaths door
Yet, you my precious lily made me see thorns do have roses
Through grace you gift us with thorns
Through grace you gift us with transformation into everlasting eternal life

My beautiful savior was broken for me
On top of Skull hill of Calvary
They tried to kill him and left him for dead
But on that third day my savior rose instead
With songs of victory for he over came this world for us for love
My savior, my redeemer from Fathers home above

Jo Jo

Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 4/8/2004
Beautiful, inspiring piece, Janet!

"Light revelations beamed, and
became pronounced, alive in me.
A new appreciation was born.
“Life is good, make it all that you can”
I heard the small voice say.

Happy Easter ~
Love, Sheila
Reviewed by anne cunningham 4/8/2004
excellent narrative of the "flip side," sometimes all we have to cling to.
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 4/8/2004
inspirering write
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/8/2004
I love thinking of the good things meself
Reviewed by A PAX 4/8/2004
Good for you.........and wonderful that you have these reserves to draw upon.........enjoyed the trip.........
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