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Your life in a Haiku.

I want to see the community's creativity.

Summarize your life in a Haiku poem!

I'll start...

Opening my eyes
Filled with curiosity
Seeking my passion

  • Aug 31 2011: They claim I'm crazy
    I think in colors and sounds
    Words are just prisons
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      Aug 31 2011: Beyond the prison
      wall exists a rich world of
      images. I know
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      Sep 24 2011: That is nice Scott !!
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      Sep 25 2011: Flash me a colour
      blow me a note on your horn....
      I will write them down
      • Sep 25 2011: Impossible task...
        Trying to capture beauty
        With just black and white
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    Aug 30 2011: I wrote this after losing my job.

    A Database Fate

    A lonely clerk types
    Open, highlight, click, click, close
    And I am no more

    I like haikus. . . thanks for providing the opportunity to share.
    • Aug 30 2011: This is my favorite so far! Thank you too!
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        Sep 24 2011: I like your poem too Lynn. A lot ! And I like many many of the poems here.
        I think this community is amazing !!
  • Aug 30 2011: In a lonely heart
    A dream or two or plenty
    Wait to be fulfilled
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      Sep 24 2011: That is Tender and loving !!
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    Sep 1 2011: I like Ideas
    you know? i've had one or two
    are they blossoming?
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      Sep 1 2011: Ahh! This one is fantastic!
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        Sep 2 2011: Thank you! i am really enjoying this TED community!
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    Sep 1 2011: *

    Never truly alive
    I was born not long ago
    the day we fell in love.
    • Sep 1 2011: That is beautiful
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      Sep 24 2011: Borah - I love it.
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    Aug 31 2011: I breathe the air of
    Lilies of the valley
    Waving gently
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    Aug 31 2011: Hi Austin,

    This is a fun creative exercise. Thanks for posting. Here's mine: (My TED story in Haiku :)

    Seeking, searching me
    Exaltation finding you
    Chance creating us
  • Aug 30 2011: I'm enjoying life!
    oh, responsibility
    please leave me alone
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    Sep 5 2011: Always in pursuit
    for the carrot on the string
    One day, I'll get it
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      Sep 21 2011: Hi Austin,

      Haiku !! 575 -

      Will you talk soon
      Strange, I, missing you !!
      I am hanging on

      Is this anywhere remotely a Haiku :-) ??
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        Sep 24 2011: Yeah thats a good one!!!
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          Sep 24 2011: :-) Phhew !!
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    Sep 4 2011: Searching for my world
    Which is right in front of me
    How did I miss it?
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      Sep 5 2011: I can totally relate to this
  • Mi KO

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    Sep 2 2011: No more a victim
    Freedom In mind and indeed
    Great to grow in love
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    Sep 1 2011: .
    gently down the stream:
    if you want to get somewhere
    don't fight the water
  • Sep 1 2011: Pursue what you love
    Switch targets every few years
    Life always in flux!
  • Sep 1 2011: morning awaits me
    possibilities cavort
    dew sparkles my brush
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      Sep 24 2011: Dean - This is nice !!
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    Aug 31 2011: Reflection
    I open my eye
    my soul becomes alive
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      Sep 1 2011: Sorry, that's not quite a Haiku.
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        Sep 1 2011: um yes i do realize that...but i find that convention is a bit too boring sometimes...and anyway i felt inspired u_u
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          Sep 1 2011: HAhahaa! I love that. Convention can be pretty boring.
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    Aug 31 2011: Great idea!

    Forget all the past
    Be in the present moment
    Live like it's your last
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    Aug 30 2011: A tiger can smile
    A snake will tell you he loves you
    Lies make us evil
  • Sep 28 2011: My eyes upon Earth
    A future with hearts and minds
    Reaching for the stars.
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    Sep 28 2011: The Past revolves
    In front of the Future me
    I am the Present...
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    Sep 4 2011: My life in Haiku continues;

    July clouds above me
    ladder rung under my feet-
    dream paint in my brush
  • Sep 4 2011: Eyes fear the unseen
    Ears deaf with city noises
    I connect with earth
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    Sep 3 2011: Fingers crossed.
    Underneath time.
    In perfect rythm.
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    Sep 2 2011: Austin,

    Reflecting water
    Looked scary, dark in the depths
    Held drops to see light.
  • Sep 2 2011: Hakuna matata

    sometimes life is hard
    don't waste your time worrying
    just have to have fun
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    Sep 2 2011: .
    Devote my life to
    One girl or fixing the world
    Can I save either?
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    Sep 1 2011: What an intimidating task! ... and that's before I even grasp the concept of morae.
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    Sep 1 2011: A wandering soul
    Looking for hope in darkness
    The future is now
  • Sep 1 2011: The 3rd Day of Christmas Haiku

    By the wood’s edge, deer
    tracks in a drift of snow. The
    three of us follow
  • Aug 31 2011: saved by grace through faith
    my life is not a haiku
    but a gift from God
  • Aug 30 2011: False starts to begin
    Repeat and then start again
    Now pacing myself
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    Sep 27 2011: fluid
    muscle..rhythm. Beats for itself,
    or what else? Whom else?
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    Sep 15 2011: A Haiku a day....

    Slow your steps and stop,
    rest awhile on this blue bench....
    Jumping days are over
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    Sep 15 2011: Time goes on.....

    September breezes
    caress me gently...
    Time aches in my knees
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    Sep 12 2011: Thanks spur me on....

    Finches' well aimed chirps
    target buttercups waxy heads....
    Yellow waves resonate
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      Sep 13 2011: Cardinal's pointed hats
      of bird and rich church's garb
      Proclaim infinite glory
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        Sep 13 2011: One for my furry friend.....

        In the still of dawn
        meditations with a cat :
        mammal hearts beating
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    Sep 12 2011: Here is my attempt at the task you have set and my attempt at something new:

    blossom, bud, fruiting
    wonder living fully ripe
    sap running still, still
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    Sep 12 2011: Ask me anything,
    I have the answers to all .
    Some will be : I don't know
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      Sep 13 2011: Ask me anything
      brain food offered for free
      dine, discover, learning
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        Sep 25 2011: Yes, yes, yes, affirm,
        see the good in everything....
        Take time to weep
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          Sep 25 2011: Affirmation, words
          fountains to the parched dry soul
          Thirsty hearts blossom
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      Sep 21 2011: Show me where its at
      I see the vast stream
      Light, loving, respect
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    Sep 10 2011: Disregarding the 5-7-5 syllable rule....

    April is an expectant mother
    She is pregnant with
    hope for May
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    Sep 7 2011: My life in Haiku....

    Crisp green sprouts of youth,
    tired aching wobbly knees-
    All this in a blink
  • Sep 5 2011: hold a mind untouched
    to find a shore unshaken
    can we rest in peace?
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    Sep 4 2011: my big epic fail
    turns out: its true happiness
    note to self: detour.
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    Sep 4 2011: when i was young i believed the world was flat
    went to school
    world is round
  • Sep 4 2011: Enfolded time is
    At the moment of embrace:
    So ageless both be.

    Unending time is
    At the facing of yourself:
    So agéd all be.

    Unheeded time is
    At the last calm acceptance:
    Enough just to be.
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    Sep 3 2011: I thought will was way
    Then wondered why will wasn't
    Why seems way to will
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      Sep 4 2011: . . . and it is as it was in the land of the shall, where warmth is the only clime.

      I really liked your word craft.
  • Sep 2 2011: struck hard
    fell hard
    But grew harder

    that's actually a portion of my life, not all of it.
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    Sep 2 2011: "The Japanese haiku and the English language haiku have several critical differences. In Japanese the haiku is composed of 17 sound units divided into three parts - one with 5 units, one with 7 units and another with 5 units. Since sound units are much shorter than English syllables, it has been found that following the Japanese example results in a much longer poem often filled up to make the count with unnecessary words." Wiki

    Not in the mood for writing a hiaku write now- lol- but I thought the above description would help others that do. :-)
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      Sep 3 2011: @Estela thanks for your reference

      Only poetic talent in own language usually doesn't help one to write even normal poetry in other language. While what I understood from posts here Haiku is specific to Japanese. Most languages (if not all) has got their own individual rythm , lyric, symbolism etc etc , which are key for poetry, so some languagge has got specific form of poetry which are even difficult to translate in other language keeping its soul intact.

      Haiku seems special form of poetry in Japanese , as RUBAI in persian (not saying that it's impossible to write in other language)

      You are not in mood , I lack the talent so not writing HAIKU .....:)
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        Sep 9 2011: I very much agree with you.

        Now having said that, there is an excellent translation of Baudelaire's poetry book, 'Les Fleurs du mal.' I just can't remember who did it that's all. lol

        Seriously though, I was able to appreciate Charles Baudelaire's talent even in English. I have a feeling the reason that is so is because English and French are both Romantic languages?

        You make a very valid point, Salim.
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          Sep 9 2011: Hi Estela
          I read and have Baudelaire Bengali version (my language)'les Fleur du mal" translated by one of our talented poet of 30s, but felt I couldn't get the real essence of great Baudelaire. May be I will try the English as you reffered.

          You know Bengali is a very romantic as well mystic laguage also :). The power of its alphabets (11 vowels and 39 consonents) made it more versatile than English at least (well it's my naive opinion). The wealth of synonyms are great as well (I am pretty novice about English so not comparing just telling what my language have )...... some of those are very specific to situation to be used...........

          Thanks for your compliments
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          Sep 10 2011: Estela,
          English is not a Romantic Language. It's roots are, in fact, of Germanic descent.
          The five Romantic Languages are: Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Romanian.
          But when well translated, Baudelaire can be appreciated in any language ; )

          Sorry this is not a Haiku Austin
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    Sep 2 2011: Expression takes faith
    Moving in rhythm with life
    Get ready to hear me
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    Sep 2 2011: I search for haiku
    in deep and shallow places
    on this monitor
  • Sep 1 2011: Darkness surrounds
    I close my eyes
    Its bright again
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    Sep 1 2011: .
    all is flux and change
    I was writing a haiku
    but now I am done
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    Sep 1 2011: I live to love you
    My life is a big question
    Please love me back God
    • Sep 4 2011: God lives inside you
      listen deep to what you say
      love each day with Him
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    Sep 1 2011: Travelled far and searched wide, seeking my destiny
    Heard a voice whispering inside
    The I was always within me
    • Sep 1 2011: the we is always within you too :)
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        Sep 1 2011: :)
        Go on.. tell us yours..
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        Sep 24 2011: " The we is always within you " - This is beautiful - thanks Autumn !!
  • Sep 1 2011: new job, culture, country
    I'm an alien
    in an alien place, alone
  • Aug 31 2011: Sun is Shining Bright
    Darkness creeps and croons delight
    Soul is Caught Between
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    Aug 31 2011: I discovered TED today while doing some research at work. I've been on all morning, trying to take it all in and I know there's a reason why I haven't discovered or heard of it until just now, and I can't wait for that reason to unfold itself to me. Your thread inspired me to create a profile so I could contribute my post!! Thank you!!

    My life is one big
    Perpetual adventure
    And I'm excited
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    Aug 31 2011: Stay true to myself
    Life is for giving
    I am responsible
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    Aug 31 2011: Flutter on a breeze
    Soaring up, out and beyond
    Lightness; existence
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    Aug 31 2011: *

    Cross the siren sea!
    Land of ever better plans...
    Sail! My spirit, sail!
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    Aug 30 2011: it feels like not good
    i do not know how to write
    no, too much feeling
  • Aug 30 2011: In my excitement, I forgot Haikus were 5, 7, 5 syllables and not 5, 7, 5 words. But I did the latter because I like it more:

    Seas, deserts, cosmos are oceans.

    Small worlds start as spheres of possibility.

    The imagination gates are seeds.
  • Aug 30 2011: this was fun:

    open eyes begin
    perceptions gone fade away
    heart first taking flight
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    Aug 30 2011: Dad left, okay
    Mom stayed, alright
    I'll be, fine
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      Sep 24 2011: We are staying too and we love youTrenton.
  • Aug 30 2011: Here I am
    Wondering how I got here
    Where will I be...
    Que sera sera
    What will be will be...
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    Sep 27 2011: Spark, spark, spark, fire, lite
    Pull, pull, hold, puff, wait, pull, hold
    Hold, puff, meditate.
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    Sep 21 2011: I will get there ... soon
    Enough Moon to warm the eyes
    Soothe the lonely heart
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    Sep 21 2011: Come, poets, there's more room for Haiku....

    June-bugs hit stone walls
    Crisp knocks plummet-
    joining life to death....
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    Sep 13 2011: Soar like a free bird
    The great blue endlessness above
    Cast your shadow deep down
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    Sep 12 2011: I watch TED
    even if I am dead,
    i watch videos from dawn to dusk
    even if i am covered in dust.
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    Sep 4 2011: My Haiku:

    Why am I so ill
    still so gripped by this time
    so sing with that will
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    Sep 4 2011: Simply lost in space
    Infinite realities
    God without power
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    Sep 4 2011: revised:

    I breathe the scent of
    Waving gently,
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    Sep 4 2011: Allow peace to come
    Doves descend on thick-veined hands
    Haiku leaves my pen

    Sit under blue skies
    across from yellow Chevy
    Happy on green chair
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    Sep 3 2011: There is a silence
    We'll just wait for the ill shout
    Oh, this is the world
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    Sep 2 2011: I dream of flying
    on wings of the eagle...
    Starlings peck the lawn
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      Sep 13 2011: I dream of flying
      On wings of love
      Caring, giving, beloved
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    Sep 1 2011: Endlessly seeking
    answers to strengthen the ties
    Peace to you my friends
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    Sep 1 2011: Here's mine;

    Learning, pondering
    Absorbing experience
    Enthralling journey

    Ideas collide
    Easy exhileration
    My story unfolds
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    Sep 1 2011: See afar
    Close to me
    I'm no more
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    Sep 1 2011: Trying to learn about Haiku........:)
    • Sep 4 2011: in case you do not know, it is a 5 syllable line, 7 syllable, 5 syllable :)
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        Sep 4 2011: Thanks Autumn for your help :)
        Yes that's the form used in Haiku that I understood from your post and also from the link of WIKI given by Thomas Brucia below :)
        From where could learn , other than the use of syllable in particular style, thematically it should also contain "KIRU' & "KIGO' to be a true Haiku which seems to me very specific to japanese language and culture........
        Even words and syllable of different language may be a challenge as well.
        Really enjoying this learning about an interesting form of poetry.

        Not being a poet , I might be a bit conservative about the purity of poetry not trying yet to write
        • Sep 4 2011: I am not a poet either, I learned haiku when I was in grade school- it was fun to play around with it again! You should try. even just for yourself!!
  • Sep 1 2011: Only about half of these are truly Haiku poems, but I am loving the creativity nevertheless! :)
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      Sep 1 2011: well don't be shy to show us what a real haiku looks like! :)
      • Sep 1 2011: I wrote mine up in the conversation title. :)

        "Opening my eyes
        Filled with curiosity
        Seeking my passion"
        • Sep 3 2011: Hi Austin, you can do better than that. Please give us another one. Tq. :)
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        Sep 2 2011: You are here briefly
        while the wild geese fly and honk...
        Northern winds coming
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      Sep 3 2011: There are many forms of Haikus :)
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      Sep 3 2011: QUOTE: "Only about half of these are truly Haiku poems, but I am loving the creativity nevertheless! :)"

      Perhaps they are jiyuritsu haiku.
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        Sep 6 2011: True, however, I probably blurred ee cummings as my muse du jour.
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    Aug 31 2011: Always bad asphalt
    My wheels dream of better times
    I don't like turtles
  • Aug 31 2011: Not my life but...

    Mountain Tibetans
    suffer imposed injustice
    since their state's high coup.
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    Aug 31 2011: there's much of oblige to
    dont let life in vain
    hold a hand and never let go
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    Aug 31 2011: trying to do my best
    trying to decide what I like most
    trying to be always happy
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    Aug 31 2011: So much to absorb
    So many out to deceive
    Science is my god
  • Aug 31 2011: ding dang distinctive
    buoyant blue dichotomy
    under construction
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    Aug 30 2011: There I comes
    All small, all innocent
    Here I goes
    All brave, all innocent
    I don't know where I'm gonna be
    It's the joy on this journey that keep me moving