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Stand Up
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Stand Up


Stand up for yourself, your life,

For though you may have been crumpled up,

Pounded on and so very disrespected

Your value has always been within.


Stand up for truth, you are too smart to buy the lies,

Of the conflicts of sex and violence and drugs,

That “they” the media put in front of you,

‘Cause sex sells, consequences don’t.


Stand up for yourself and who you are,

For the person you were meant to be.

Set your goals and stay true to them,

Do not be swayed from the path.


Stand up for your heart,

For there is no gift so precious to give to another,

And when you realize the diamond you are,

You will know the truth and shun the lies.


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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/2/2008
great piece of inspiring verse Karen, enjoyed reading it
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/2/2008
Your words make us want to stand up and keep believing in ourselves so that others may believe in us. Thank you Karen for sharing a great write.

Newfie hugs. Rose
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/1/2008
"Stand up for yourself," put so simply...because if we don't, who will? Wise write, Karen.
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 10/1/2008
Hello Karen,

This is so full of meaty wisdom. You are so right- we must not let circumstances destroy what we are inside.

Reviewed by S Phillips 10/1/2008
Intuitive introspection--insightful--direct from a woman who's lived, fought for respect, fought for life, gained all of it, surviving--with integrity. Way to go! This is good work!
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/1/2008
This is an inspriational and uplifting poem.If people don't stand up for themselves,then no one will.Take good care of yourself

Reviewed by George Carroll 10/1/2008
Hurray what a great poem.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/1/2008
As always your words echo such honest and real feelings and truths. Thank you for sharing such wisdom Karen, it is a poem that we all can do well to reflect on.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/1/2008
Wonderful inspiration, Karen, well done! Learning this in Cleansing Stream Class, to disprove the devil as the liar, thief and destroyer he is. Nice to see you, I've missed you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/1/2008
What a wise and beautiful extremly strong write. You said it all, Stand up for something and you'll fall for nothing. Well said, Karen and thank you. Love, Bonnie

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