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Sandi Lyn Schraut

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· We must think of others today

· Teaching understanding and tolerance

· My dance with breast cancer

· All in a day's work!

· Goodby to addicts!

· Big Deal Part #3

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· Love Letters in Time

· Crack!

· Breath of Life

· True love

· A parental lament

· The dread profound

· Time Slide

· Winter frosting

· With Luck!

· The goal unsought

· Life/Death part 2

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  Everyday Reality
by Sandi Lyn Schraut
Friday, September 23, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I once dreamed


Living big like a movie star, or a rich man
I wish.  I once dreamed of such.
I dreamed of large houses, with pools
and pool men and housekeepers
clean floors and, perfect teeth
and, of course,  a heavy social calendar.
Reality struck!
Picking up overtime ‘cause my kids
are behind on their car payment.  The Blazer’s
4 wheel drive went out, and a thousand dollars
is lost to a Mexican car mechanic .
I once dreamed of a love that was
like that you only saw in the movies, like
Romeo and Juliet, and Liz Taylor movies.
Reality struck!
He leaves the toilet seat up, and
forgets to introduce me to his friends.
He is loving, responsible and is
addicted to video games. He loves me
but, I become invisible when wrestling
comes on the boob tube.
Living big, is a myth, or maybe an urban legend
in my neighborhood.
We live real, we live day to day and paycheck
to paycheck.

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Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 3/25/2012
Keep writing though truth is hard sometimes, but God is good and helps alot.
Peace & Grace come quickly & stay throughout this year.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/25/2011
Sadly, what you state is true for most. I experienced what you share here. I have been given another chance and I am grateful. Thank you for making me realize how fortunate I am. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 9/25/2011
Yep: That's the way it is, all right but just hang in there = Everything passes away; con't hang on to anything, so just let it go.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/24/2011
Your life sounds a bit like mine. Living on SS is very difficult. I always have more month than money. Pray is all I can do.

Blessings to you,
Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/23/2011
This is so true to the human condition. A wise man once told me "take charge - your destiny is for you to decide" I'm still workin on that.

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  2. Life and a Love
  3. Water Baby
  4. I'm So Happy
  5. We Were One
  6. in honor of
  7. The Usual Infirmities
  8. It Came Out From The Fog
  9. New Life
  10. Beach Bum
  11. Poem: You Made Me Rot
  12. Contemplation
  13. Unreachable Expectations
  14. I Wish I Could Tell You...
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