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Thursday, October 14, 2004
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There comes a time when the meaning of life begins to make sense

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There comes a time when the meaning of life begins to make sense,

At first it may not,

The sky at first may look dark,

The path one needs to walk down may be hard to see,

Never let a disorder control one’s destiny,

life created will not move forward,

cannot be positive, fulfilling future,

If you let it control your mind, body and soul,

At this point, one cannot give up,

A disorder cannot control,

You control your disorder,

 Accept yourself,

Accept your disorder,

Love yourself now and forever,

You were thrown against a corner when you developed epilepsy,

Getting up was not an option,

Now it is,

Today is a new day,

If you stay down life will pass you by,

So help yourself get up,

fight the battle and win,

To win the battle you do not have to stop having seizures,

Winning the battle is teaching you how to live a healthy productive life,

Helping you cope,

Life may not always become what you want them to be,

The road you lead may have some u-turns involved,

Do not fear,

For change can be good,

Follow your path that was laid out for you,

The sun is now shinning,

You can now see your path

There is a plan, a destiny that awaits you,

Do not question your destiny,

Do not ask questions such as “why me?”

Accept the path that has been laid in front of you.

Do not be afraid,

Take one day at a time,

Be proud of who you are,

Walk with courage and your head up high,

Believe in yourself,

Focus on the positive,

For the footsteps imbedded in ground of your new path will become the solid foundation to your future.



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Reviewed by D. Vegas
Stacey, Very beautiful!
Reviewed by Thurman Faison
A beautiful poem Stacey,full of faith and determination. God's power is your greatest resource.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
This is truly a wonderful inspirational write - not just for those with epilepsy, but for anyone who has any type of health disorder. The poem challenges you to never give up or give in to your illness, but to accept what you must and go forward with life.

Stacy, this poem truly offers "A New Beginning" to those who wish to take it.
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Excellent writing, Stacey
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Eugene Williams
beautifully pened power in its message very good take care ...Eugene
Reviewed by Joel Sattler
Hang in there.

Reviewed by Daniel Gereige
Great Poem!! Well Done!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
From one who has allowed a few, even more, disorders into my checkered and wayward life, your words are the absolute truth. Even when I was down, and I mean down, I never felt I was a victim, rather I felt that it necessary to take that very first step, and so doing I found that the rest of the steps toward fulfillment and conquering the disorder came much more easily.
Reviewed by Gypsy Soul
Hey Racey Stacey,
Well My Friend 'n' fellow Twist'd Sista.I Loved Your Poem.I grew up protecting 'n' fighting 'n' I mean . time'z I would 'n' had 2 physically fight people 4 My L'l Sista'z right'z not 2B treat'd az a freak az She suffed 'n' still 2 thiz day suffer'z from Epilepsy.
Her main problem wuz with Petti Mal seizure'z az She could have az many az 20 a day.Thou Her main problem with Society wuz Her Grand Mal seizure'z az even 2 thiz day they still scare Me.
But You know Chick what iz more INSIDIOUS 'n' expensive than Education Bloody IGNORANCE...
Ironically enuf I have just learn'd that My L'l Sissy haz been found afta been miss'n in action 4 many year'z I have not seen Her 4 ova 13 Year'z 'n' now I have found Her & Babe'z what'z more Ironic iz that I also have a disorder,well not so az such one would call it a disorder but it haz still been My Adult Life long battle with substance'z abuse,which I AM in recovery from 'n' up until just of late had it well 'n' truly . bay near on Slay'd actually but I've had a relaspe these past two week'z which I AM . a lose 2 work out otha than Tha fact that I had cut so much out of My life just in order 2 give it My full attention by way of which wuz all Human contact 'n' social life My Spirituality 'n' most importantly My Poetry.
BUT 4 SUM REASON 2 Night I went 2 My Page . Author'z Den 'n' read sum of My Inspirational stuff Ha ! Well sum of it iz sum of it wuz just ramble'nz of a Drug Addict.Any way'z You 'n' Your Poetry where on tha same page az one of My Scribe'z 'n' I felt with You afta thiz Poem but thought it wuz just thiz one Poem but afta reading "A Special Girlfriend" Well Woo ! Hoo ! You blew My skirt right up az I AM only guessing that You'n'I are of like Mind not only with Our Poetry but Our Sexual Orientation being 2 Groovy ! Poetry Writing Chick'z that are into Chick'z 'n' I instantly felt a deep connection with You 'n' Well You have inspired Me 2 start Posting again well . Tha very least start Scribe'n in an effort 2 post My Writing'z.I have been . a Major lose az My Muse had left Me but now I realize.WELL RATHA YOU 'n' YOU BEAUTIFUL POETRY made ME realize that My Talent,Gift 'n' Muse had neva really left Me ratha My Pain,Sorrow 'n' Torment from past hurt'z had left well not az much left but been minimised thru My past Writing'z 'n' Self Healing.
So now I AM Free cause I Love,Respect 'n' I Believe In Me 'n' I AM COMFORTABLE,HAPPY 'n' . PEACE being in My Own Skin...
So 2 YOU My Friend Well What can I say 2 YOU ? ? ?
Nuth'n otha than "SENA" Which in Sandskirt mean'z "MY HEART THANK'Z YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEART" 'n' then sum Chicky Babe'z...


Blessed BE ! ! !
Reviewed by Milton Handfield
very encouraging and inspirational. This will give hope to some who has given up or lost their way in life. Milton
Reviewed by Patricia Sanders
Thank you, elevating and very insightful.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
Stacy, how have you been? I absolutely LOVE your poem!
I needed to see that tonight. I was diagnosed with 2 more brain lesions and one lesion in the neck, nodule on my thyroid as well. I practically LIVE at the doctors office in Dallas! Thank you for writing that wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Liz Cosline
Excellent. and may I say so impressive to see so much writing. I am fairly new here but this was great to come across.
Reviewed by Drew Bartley
wow very smooth, really enjoying it stacey!

love Drew
Reviewed by John Coppolella
I found wisdom here. Well done.

Rockie Coppolella

"Learn to lead, learn to love, learn to leave a little for the less fortunate ones, and God will reach out and touch your heart everyday."
Reviewed by Alan Busch
dear stacey,

some fine words here. i know whereof you speak. please see my revision 2 of "Al Ha Nissim" (For The Miracles) that i will post later tonight.

sincerely, alan
Reviewed by John Domino
Inspirational and positive poetry.
The BEST kind!

Thank you,

Reviewed by Eric Sandstrom
Beautiful poem Stacey and very inspirational.. thank you..
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
A wonderful and positive write.
Reviewed by MICHAEL THOMAS (Reader)
UNBELIEVABLE! I have struggeled with this disorder for 40 years, uncontrolled. Out of years of doctors and theripists, I have never heard the insight from them as I have from your words. I had to learn to accept this aspect of reality on my own. When I found these poems of yours. You made my heart smile. Thank You!
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry

With a son with a TBI and seizure activities - your poem makes a real statement - the second today relative to his day-to-day effort to overcome the obstacles associated with a brain insult and resultant issues.

Your poem is an effective read that pushes us to continue stepping forward.

Thanks, ~D.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
I have a new beginning in a new apt. and new friends and need to go onto a new life. Your poem suggests that I do just that, it is not so hard to do either. Might take some working on it, or it might not. Depends on what God has in store for me in the rest of my living that I have to do. I'll wait patiently for my final day.
Reviewed by stan nassano
i have a new -co worker that is awaiting the final report on what may be epilepsy,(waiting for test results as of now)
i will make a copy with your permission ,to give him,for him it seemed to come out of nowhere.. thanks,
Reviewed by Myles Saulibio
Beautiful spirit you have, touching lives with inspiration and fortitude hardly seen but personified.

Reviewed by Louisa Middleton-Blake
This is a good poem to wake up to and read every morning before doing anything else, and it makes you want to re-think your life-style.
I like this poem very much. I am pleased to see that there's so much talent on this website.

Take care.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Courage, great strength and wisdom weave throughout this piece with colorful ribbons of hope.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Great gem here to treasure Stacey!
Always think and BE Positive!
This sounds like a few of my recent Positive poems- Kewl!
2 minds thinking alike!
No matter what the Health condit.s and EAt well, is my Motto!
Excer. too!
WArmest Blessings and Peace! Warmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by Casey Harmon
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Good write!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Blimey stacey, I think I've found a new hero. This is just brilliant.
I'm reading a book by a bloke called Norman V Peale, it's brilliant too. This has hit the bulls eye for me. I just gotta read more AND MORE and more and more, funny how positve seems to attract positive, in our Lord... TY v much..
Reviewed by jude forese
i like this a lot ...

focus and positivity prevail when we live in the now ...
Reviewed by Paul Berube

You awe me with your positiveness. Excellent write.
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