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  Begin Again, Ab Initio
by Richard Lee Orey
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Managing tragedies.

A way to manage the stress of recurrent tragedies is to begin each day anew, carrying no baggage from before.




                      I forgive the trespass and acknowledge
                     the event as a circumstance in my life            
                     that permits me to grow.

                                      Now, I'll begin my life again, ab initio 



                                                   Author's note:  Also, please read my short story:  CROOKED WOMAN FOOL 




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Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/10/2009 we ever stop growing?,,,,I think this!
Reviewed by Hatshepsut Maatkare 10/30/2008
I don't think I have ever read anything so powerful written with so few words. :)
Reviewed by Valerie Roeske 9/4/2008
So much said in a short prose, take care Valerie
Reviewed by Marisa Giovantti (Reader) 5/31/2008
I just emailed my best friend who has been hurt badly by her lover of 27 years and asked she read this. I hope it will help her...begin again. Beautiful, short and sweet. Very true. Glad I ran into your site.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/5/2008
In these feww words you have written a very deeply touching poem. This is an emotional read for me--thank you for steering me here.
Reviewed by Gina Srmabekian 8/5/2007
The simplicity and conviction with which these few words are said, speak from a place only those who have had to start anew can understand. I know the next time I reach a dead end the lone words "Ab Initio" will come to mind.
Thank you
-Also for the review of my poem and the helpful editing tips.
Reviewed by Kathryn Seifert 7/15/2007
This resonates with my own beliefs. We are all here for a reason, to learn something, to help someone, to be better. Everything, good, bad, or indifferent is a teacher. Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 6/24/2007
having started my life over many many times, i relate to this simple thought so very well written.

thank you
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 6/3/2007
point well taken Richard....Thanks
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 5/31/2007
Don't know how I missed this, Richard. You wrote some profound wisdom in a very short space. Very insightful...Jerry
Reviewed by Spirit Warrior 5/18/2007
Spoken like a True Spirit Warrior!!!

God Bless "you" -Spirit Warrior
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/6/2007

Yes, I would concur...these words are beautiful Richard.
I think that is how we should live our lives...certainly feels much better.

From the Heart...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/24/2007
These are wise thoughts, Richard. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Bennett 4/20/2007
This is what I havre done with my life but it seems like when you forgive them they turn around and do the same thing over to you. Now I just keep my disatnce from the people that choose to afflict pain on my life.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/9/2007

Couldn't be wiser... "Begin Again, Ab Initio".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese 3/7/2007
a succinctly well written sense of renewal ...
Reviewed by vicki orey (Reader) 3/4/2007
Hi Dad,

What a beautiful piece about forgiveness and renewal. This is divine unconditional love--what courage, and what a true gift to oneself.

Love you!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 3/2/2007
Ab Initio--from the beginning. (I had to look it up, Richard.)
What wonderful positive thoughts you've written--well worth saving and reading again.

(Do you recall that song that goes something like: "Put all your troubles in an old knapsack and throw your cares away".) Your first statement definitely fits that concept.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote, in effect: "write all your woes on a piece of paper before you go to sleep, throw it in the trashcan and start each day fresh."
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/26/2007
Great wisdob in such a small voice
but loud and clear
like Joselyn said "a beautiful truth"
Reviewed by J M 2/24/2007
I could of swore I commented this poem. The wisdom and expressions here you give is forgiveness of a God Kind. When we are deemed tresspassed and wounded our souls have to take a special ounce of his GOD LOVE to be able to say and accomplish what you have written. A beautiful truth.

Blessings & Peace,
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/24/2007
A wise write my friend. Beautiful sentiments!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Sharon Jordan 2/24/2007
How true, Richard. There is much wisdom here.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/24/2007
This is the most inspiring minimalist of a poem I've ever read. Just like a breath of fresh air. Thank you Richard!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)

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